Disputes can pull you away from what matters most in your business. We have one of Scotland's largest and most experienced dispute resolution teams. In recent years, we have achieved success for our clients in some of the highest profile cases in Scotland before the Courts and Tribunals. Whatever dispute you need help with, you can rely on us to achieve the best possible outcome.

We provide clear, strategic advice to guide you through what are often complex legal issues. From the outset, we find out what success looks like for you and provide realistic views on prospects of success, along with a cost-benefit analysis, ensuring you get not just a first-class legal service but also sound commercial advice.
We know that going to court is not always the answer and we ensure that our clients know all of the options open to them when a dispute arises including a litigated outcome, a negotiated settlement, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods. Each dispute is unique, and we will work with you to agree a bespoke strategy but, whatever the strategy, we take ownership of your dispute, guard your interests and fight your corner.
All of our team members are approachable, easy to work with and conduct adversarial work in a professional manner.

All team members are approachable, easy to work with and conduct adversarial work in a professional manner.

Chambers and Partners

The team has the ability to explain complex matters to us without appearing lofty.

Chambers and Partners

The firm provides creative thinking to address the needs of our business.

Chambers and Partners

We found the team to be very knowledgeable, offering clear advice and a strategy to deal with the issue going forward. Certain aspects of the case were complicated and they dealt with all that arose and kept us informed throughout the process.

Chambers and Partners

The firm has many excellent solicitors who are very experienced and capable. Their response times are excellent.

Chambers and Partners

We act for a very wide range of clients, from leading national companies and public sector organisations to high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and a large number of SMEs. Our clients include Diageo, Tesco, Lloyds Bank, Volkswagen, both the Scottish and UK Governments, Schuh and the Ministry of Defence. 

Consistently ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK, our skilled team of specialists are equipped to handle any legal issues you face. Our lawyers very regularly appear throughout the court and tribunal system in Scotland and we have specialist teams dealing with:

  • Commercial litigation 

  • Real estate litigation, including planning 

  • Construction and engineering disputes 

  • Debt and asset recovery 

  • Fraud and financial crime 

  • Professional negligence 

  • Insolvency litigation 

  • Insurance litigation 

We also have specialist teams dealing with employment and immigration issues.

When it comes to professional negligence, we have experience you can rely on. We can help with claims against architects, engineers, solicitors, valuers, financial or investment advisors, and more. Being members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, out team can give you highly specialised advice on any claim you're facing.  

When fraud strikes in Scotland, you can trust us to act swiftly and strategically on your behalf. Partnering with trusted advisers around the world, we move quickly to trace and freeze funds, and initiate proceedings for successful recovery. Our experience includes collaboration with the Scottish Ministers’ Civil Recovery Unit and the National Crime Agency, especially in cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act.  

Douglas Milne is a recognised expert in asset recovery and has a strong network of international contacts. If you've been defrauded, we can move quickly (even across international borders) helping to freeze and recover your monies. 

Our services cover the whole spectrum insurance litigation. This includes issues like employers' liability, public liability, road traffic. We can also help with occupiers' liability actions for the public sector, self-insured businesses, and major insurers. Whether serious injury cases or simpler 'slips and trips', our team has the experience to help. We've a long track record of working on high-value abuse claims, recently advising on a £25m catastrophic injury motor claim and a jury-trial fatal claim. 

We fully understand your goal to minimise claims and their costs. That's why we focus on finding opportunities to reduce claim volumes and achieve cost savings. We also offer manager training to lessen accident risks, as well as the building of custom systems for efficient claim handling. 

Our approach to fees

In order for our clients to take informed decisions it is essential that we are clear on costs, and we take a more proactive approach to cost than ever before.


We recognise that funding a litigation can be a challenge and we offer a variety of options for our clients in appropriate cases including hourly rates, fixed fees and success fee arrangements. We also work with litigation funders in certain cases to provide cover for our clients' costs and insurance cover for adverse costs, providing clients with the clarity and certainty they need before embarking on litigation.

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