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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: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Ledingham Chalmers LLP's Aberdeen office specialises in acting for lenders in the oil and gas sector, particularly on financing transactions. The firm also regularly acts in the marine industry and its Inverness office fields significant expertise in the public sector. The main names to note are Jody MitchellJohn Mitchell and Tim Thomas, who are all based in Aberdeen.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

With a strong focus acting for local insolvency practitioners, Ledingham Chalmers LLP also assists large corporates across Scotland with debt recovery and insolvency matters. The team is led by specialist litigator Tim Thomas from Aberdeen who has considerable experience in mediation and arbitration.

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