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Ledingham Chalmers LLP

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Tim Thomas

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Ledingham Chalmers LLP

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Partner in litigation unit specialises in commercial litigation and insolvency. Commercial litigation – broad range of commercial disputes; area of practice extends to a wide variety of contractual disputes, debt recovery, actions for interdict, breach of fiduciary claims, evictions, shareholder disputes, intellectual property issues; works closely with the employment unit advising and litigating over restrictive covenants, confidential information and other employment contract related issues. Has represented clients in appeals in property-related litigation; regularly instructs junior and senior counsel for a variety of Court of Session work; advises clients on disputes over intellectual property rights; significant experience in Court of Session Section 1 Administration of Justice Act Petitions (Dawn Raids). Recent outer house actions include complex intellectual property disputes involving the instruction of forensic IT experts. Recently acted for clients pursuing a multifaceted Court of Session action for specific implement and damages, requiring the instruction of numerous experts in fields including landfill construction, pollution migration, the movement and migration patterns of fish and quantification. Experienced in alternative dispute resolution and has recently completed two high-value mediations. Insolvency – focuses on acting for insolvency practitioners in formal appointment work, an advisory capacity, debt recovery, and in contentious dispute work. Also works closely with colleagues in other commercial units advising and litigating on behalf of creditors against insolvent businesses. Currently in the lead role, acting for the trustee, one of Scotland’s largest property fraud sequestrations, pursuing numerous Court of Session actions involving actions for proving the tenor, unjustified enrichment, and issues of adoption of forgery, mora taciturnity and acquiescence. Recently took the lead in an inner house appeal acting for an IP. Acts for defenders being pursued by their former company in administration. High-value Court of Session commercial action. Includes allegation of breach of directors duties and fraud on creditors concerning international property investments and construction projects.


Trained Stronachs; qualified 2002; solicitor/associate Aberdein Considine & Co 2003-06; associate Ledingham Chalmers 2006-13, partner 2013 to date.


Law Society of Scotland.


University of Aberdeen (1999 LLP (Hons); 2000 DIP LP).


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Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Ledingham Chalmers LLP's team is particularly experienced in handling disputes in the oil and gas, renewable energy and marine industries. In addition, it also assists clients with matters connected with other sectors, such as agriculture, property, construction and insurance. Complementing the team's broad industry coverage is its experience of all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, expert determination and adjudication. Team head Sarah Stuart and Timothy Thomas, who are the main partners in Aberdeen, together have nearly 40 years of litigation experience at the Court of Session and Sheriff Court. Senior associate Rebecca Walker handles a variety of cases, with a particular specialism in insolvency-related matters. John Chalmers in Edinburgh is particularly active in advising insurance and public sector clients on a range of contentious issues. Victoria Leslie, who made partner in 2017, is ably supported in Inverness by senior solicitor Laura Edmunds].

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Ledingham Chalmers LLP has a varied practice, which covers insolvency litigation, administrations and liquidations, and debt recovery, among various other matters. Experienced litigator Tim Thomas leads the team, which has a particular focus on acting for insolvency practitioners covering the North East of Scotland, Inverness and the wider Highlands and Islands region. It also generates mandates from other clients, including creditors, commercial landlord and company directors. Senior associate Rebecca Walker, who is experienced in both personal and corporate insolvency law matters, holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency Law from the Insolvency Practitioners' Association. In addition, Walker was recently appointed to serve on the committee of R3: The Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

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