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Sheila Webster


LLB (Hons) (Aberdeen); MBA (Manchester); Solicitor (Scotland) 1991

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As Head of the Davidson Chalmers Stewart Dispute Resolution team, I represent clients in a wide range of property and commercial disputes across various courts and tribunals in Scotland, and have been involved in several cases in the House of Lords and more recently the Supreme Court.

Since I recognise that court action does not appeal to many clients, I also act as a mediator and handle many issues outside the confines of the courtroom. Whilst I enjoy the challenge of the courtroom, I recognise that it is not always the best way to resolve disputes. My skills as a mediator and my work in arbitration mean that my team will always work to find the most appropriate way to resolve business issues.

By identifying your commercial objectives from the outset, my aim is to achieve them as swiftly and as beneficially to you as I can.

As well as my legal practice, I am President of the Law Society of Scotland for 2023/24. I’m a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Area Committee for the WS Society in assessing Signet Accreditation, and am also a member of the Scottish committee of the Property Litigation Association and regularly speak at and chair conferences and seminars on the subject of property disputes.

What Others Say:

Sheila Webster is a titan of real estate litigation. Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Sheila Webster is an "excellent solicitor and formidable opponent" who attracts a wealth of praise from the market. She advises on a wide range of contentious property matters. "She is incredibly accessible and she gets straight to the heart of the problem," says one source, continuing: "She's a litigator who is not looking to go to court unless it is necessary - she takes a practical and pragmatic approach."  Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

The queen of property litigation in Scotland Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Sheila Webster, who heads Davidson Chalmers Stewart's dispute resolution team, is well regarded for her skills in property litigation. She assists high-profile clients in complex disputes including landlord and tenant issues, dilapidations claims and judicial reviews. Additionally, Webster is often sought after for her talents in arbitrations and mediations. Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

She was completely unflappable. She's a steady hand on the tiller and we always get to a reasonable solution when she's involved. Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Sheila Webster is awesome! Legal 500

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