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Stronachs LLP

28 ALBYN PLACE, ABERDEEN, AB10 1YL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 845845
Fax:
Fax 01224 845800
DX:
AB41
Email:
Web:
https://www.stronachs.com
Aberdeen, Inverness

Robert McDiarmid

Tel:
Work 01224 845951
Email:
Web:
www.stronachs.com
Stronachs LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

English, basic German

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

Football, motorbike, travel


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Stronachs LLP has 'a pragmatic, imaginative and hardworking team, which is committed to getting good outcomes for its clients'. It has a particular focus on sectors that are key to the North of Scotland economy, such as energy, food and drink, and agriculture. In Aberdeen, the team includes recently promoted partner Robert McDiarmid, who is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Inverness-based solicitor advocate Colin Sandilands is 'a smart lawyer, who is pragmatic and sensible'. In 2017, Sandilands defended Danish company Johansens & Co against a £2m breach of warranty claim brought by purchasers of shares in a Scottish company. Other clients of the firm include First Integrated Solutions, Nu-Style Products and Marshall Errock Construction. Robert McDonald recently departed the firm to become a Sheriff.

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