The Dispute Resolution Team advises on a wide range of contentious commercial issues. Clients range from entrepreneurs and SME clients through to major entities operating internationally.
The disputes we deal with cover a variety of sectors including corporate, commercial, property, banking, financial services, insurance, the public sector, transport and charities.
Our team works with other law firms whether to provide additional specialist resource, or in acting as local counsel in complex disputes with an international dimension.
We work with clients to avoid formal proceedings wherever possible and regularly assist with pre-action settlements, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Our priority is to work with our clients to achieve the best commercial outcome.
Identifying and assessing the potential solutions to a dispute can often be as complex as the dispute itself. Every situation requires its own bespoke and cost effective approach. In some cases, court action is unavoidable and we have a strong track record in dealing with all aspects of the litigation process from commencement through to trial (and, where appropriate, appeal). We also advise on ombudsman complaints, regulatory investigations and all forms of arbitration.
Our highly experienced team (including recognised market leaders) understands your desire to achieve a commercial resolution to problems, allowing you to focus on your business. Sheila and the team are praised in The Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession:
It has the feel of a close-knit team. They have a collective interest in their clients and work collaboratively to ensure the right people are involved at the right time. They are very attentive and respond quickly to client needs in order to provide the most appropriate advice. It is a good firm with depth and an experienced team. They are very commercial, approachable and hands-on.
Sheila Webster has significant experience in the property litigation field, with additional expertise in mediation and arbitration. Sources describe her as "very practical and commercially aware in her approach to matters."
Dispute Resolution Experience in the Following Sectors:
Davidson Chalmers Stewart has been closely involved with young growing companies and their investors for many years. Indeed the majority of our client base is and always has been drawn from the SME family-owned or owner-managed business sector across Scotland.
A typical law firm? Not really. But a partner for the people and businesses we work with? Absolutely.
Our determination to do things a better way is nothing without our clients. So if you like what you see and think we’d make a good team, let’s talk. Pick up the phone and call us direct or make specific enquiries to our individual email addresses across the website. Alternatively use the form to submit general questions and comments.