Douglas Millar > Lindsays > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
CALEDONIAN EXCHANGE
19A CANNING STREET
EDINBURGH
EH3 8HE
Scotland

Work Department

Dispute resolution and litigation.

Position

Partner with over 35 years’ experience of commercial and civil litigation. Specialises in Delict (Tort), personal injury, commercial contracts, professional negligence, and partnership disputes, as well as having extensive experience of judicial review, and defamation.

Douglas is regularly involved in a variety of cases in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session covering many other areas of civil litigation, including insolvency, intellectual property, and Trust related matters. Douglas has also worked on numerous Commercial actions in the Court of Session. In Judicial Reviews, he has acted both for and against public sector bodies in disputes associated with procurement, Local Authority decisions to adopt roads, and successful challenges of Local Authority decisions relative to Liquor Licensing legislation. He has also been involved in a number of disputes involving Commercial Agency.

Career

Douglas trained at Biggart Baillie & Gifford (now DWF). He qualified in 1981, and from 1986 to 2000 was a Litigation partner in John G Gray and Co. He moved to Lindsays in 2000 and has been Head of the Dispute Resolution team since 2006, and was on the Firm’s Management Board for 3 years.

Languages

French.

Memberships

SSC; Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Merchiston Castle School; Aberdeen University (1979 LLB).

Leisure

Running, reading, music.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Lindsays handles a wide range of commercial disputes pertaining to contractual and payment obligations, breach of contract and share acquisitions alongside property and agricultural-related matters and professional negligence. It also assists clients with claims against high street banks. In April 2020, John Bett, who acts for a large SME client base, took over the lead from commercial litigator Douglas Millar, whose particular strength lies in professional negligence.