Law Services for Businesses Commercial Dispute Resolution

Whether in or out of court, our skilled negotiators and litigators will fight your corner.

Working in partnership with you

Understanding your commercial aims allows us to help you achieve the result you want in the most appropriate way. Whether that is in or out of court, our team of skilled negotiators and litigators will fight your corner.

From protective steps such as caveats, advising on dispute avoidance, funding options, negotiations and tactics to litigation or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or expert determination, our focus is on providing quality, strategic advice.

Expert advice to resolve your dispute

We can support your business in all aspects of dispute resolution, working with you to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions at all times. Our expertise includes alternative dispute resolution, debt recovery, health and safety, insolvency litigation, insurance, and we have particular expertise in the areas of procurement, property and IP litigation.

A highly experienced team

Our dispute resolution solicitors have the people, skills, experience and systems to handle cases of all types and sizes, advising on disputes in the areas of property, intellectual property, debt recovery, insolvency and wider commercial matters. Our team has considerable expertise in alternative dispute resolution, and we regularly represent parties at mediation, achieving successful outcomes.

Related Services

  • Caveats

    Caveats are a sensible and necessary step to provide peace of mind and risk management for businesses and certain individuals in Scotland.

  • Health & Safety

    We advise clients throughout inquests or fatal accident inquiries, including advocacy, and provide support for employees being interviewed either under caution or voluntarily. We also present defence of enforcement action by any other regulator, and provide non-contentious advice regarding risk assessments.

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  • Corporate Defence

    Specialists in the defence of corporate criminal prosecutions raised in Scotland by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

    Corporate Defence
  • Insolvency Litigation

    Our Insolvency Litigation team receives instructions from Insolvency Practitioners, funders and creditors in representing their interests pre- and post-insolvency.

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  • Intellectual Property Litigation

    Working in conjunction with our specialist Intellectual Property team, we are regularly instructed in complex, high profile IP disputes.

    Intellectual Property
  • Property Litigation

    MacRoberts can help with all types of property disputes and propose potential routes for resolution, allowing you to move matters forward efficiently and effectively. Our specialist team supports clients with advice and negotiation, mediation, title condition disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, development agreements, encroachments, nuisance, crofting and agricultural law and breach of missives.

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  • Professional Negligence

    If you suffer a loss due to the negligence of a professional adviser, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our specialist team will work with you to ensure you get result you deserve, whether that is through the litigation process, arbitration or exploring alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

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  • Debt Recovery

    The focus for any debt recovery process is to move quickly to maximise the chances of recovery in the most economical way – our experienced team provides an efficient and cost-effective service, taking a proactive and practical approach appropriate to each individual case.

    Debt Recovery
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

    We advise clients on the often complex issues that can arise in relation to all formal and informal corporate recovery procedures.

    Restructuring & Insolvency

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we were one of the first law firms in Scotland to become accredited Living Wage employers.

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.