Robert McDiarmid > Stronachs LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Stronachs LLP
AB10 1YL

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Robert is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Team. Robert advises a broad range of clients (foreign and domestic) on commercial dispute matters. He has extensive experience in advising and representing clients (and managing cross-border teams) in both high value and complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has advised on litigation in the Scottish Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Courts, English High Court and County Court and various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, adjudication and mediation.  He has particular experience of commercial disputes within the energy and construction industries.  Robert has an advanced qualification from, and is a member of, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and he is qualified to practice as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales. Robert is also a Committee Member of the Northern Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Trained Stronachs LLP 2007-2009; qualified 2009; Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) 2012; QLTS (Dual Qualification, England and Wales) 2015


English, basic German


Law Society of Scotland; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Law Society of England and Wales; Aberdeen Bar Association, CIArb Northern Branch Committee


Oldmachar Academy; University of Aberdeen (LLB (Hons) 2005; Dip LP 2006)


Football, motorbike, travel

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Based in Aberdeen, Stronachs LLP acts for domestic and international clients across the oil and gas, energy and construction sectors on a range of commercial disputes, from contractual issues and warranty claims to shareholder disputes and damages actions, and continues to be increasingly active in property, construction and insolvency-related litigation. Practice leader Robert McDiarmid handles commercial disputes in the energy and construction industries, while the Inverness-based Colin Sandilands has notable experience in property-related claims. Deborah Law, who was promoted to partner in June 2022, is another key contact in the group.