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Brodies LLP

110 QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW, G1 3BX, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 248 4672
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 9270
DX:
GW11 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
http://www.brodies.com

Iain Rutherford

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0165
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Commercial litigation partner who advises clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes with an emphasis on IT & telecoms, energy & corporate disputes and banking and financial services litigation. He has an LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law and has represented clients in relation to various IT related disputes including outsourcing, domain name, online defamation and IT supplier disputes. Iain has acted for banks and financial services institutions in relation to high profile and high value professional negligence, misrepresentation, contractual and pensions disputes and has acted in a wide variety of corporate litigation including warranty claims, unfair prejudice petitions and related shareholder disputes.

Iain is a solicitor-advocate and his practice is primarily in the Commercial Court of the Court of Session. He is, however, an enthusiastic proponent of alternative dispute resolution, with recent experience of mediation, arbitration (including energy arbitration) and expert determination (both financial and technical). His clients value his friendly and approachable manner coupled with his realistic commercial approach to the issues facing them.

Career

(Pre-legal) Morgan Stanley, London 2000-02; trained Brodies LLP, qualified 05, senior solicitor 07-09; associate 09-14; partner 2014-present.

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers (associate membership); Society for Computers & the Law; Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Glasgow University (2000 LLB Hons); Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2003 Dip LP); University of Strathclyde (2010, LLM, IT & Telecommunications Law)

Leisure

Family, golf, music and food


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Iain Rutherford - Brodies LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

Brodies LLP's team has vast experience in high-profile and business-critical litigation, with its workload spanning areas such as insurance, competition, IP/IT, shipping and pensions, among many other areas. Manus Quigg and Louise Shiels together have nearly 30 years of experience of construction disputes. Practice head Joyce Cullen has a 35-year track record in the commercial disputes arena, with a particular strength in banking and financial services litigation. Reflective of the high quality of the team, it includes a team of solicitor advocates across the offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen (two of whom are standing junior counsel to the Scottish government).  Corporate restructuring and insolvency experts Rachel Grant and consultant Colin McIntosh are acting for the liquidators of RFC 2012 Plc (in liquidation); the matter recently involved a UK Supreme Court appeal on employee benefit trusts used for the benefit of football players and executives. In 2017, Alan Calvert, Odell Milne and associate Adam McKinlay successfully represented a firm of solicitors and its indemnity insurers at the UK Supreme Court in a case arising from the drafting of notices to quit in  agricultural tenancies. Laura McMillan made partner in November 2017. Kenneth MacDonald is a name to note in Aberdeen. Iain Rutherford, Stephen Goldie and Robert Buchan are also recommended. Tony Jones QC joined from BTO Solicitors LLP.

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Debt recovery

Within: Next generation lawyers

Iain Rutherford - Brodies LLP

Within: Debt recovery

Brodies LLP delivers 'a very high level of service' on both volume and bespoke debt and asset recovery mandates. The team acts for a broad cross-section of clients, including banks, utility companies, debt purchasers and insolvency practitioners. It also assists English law firms requiring Scottish debt litigation support. Practice head Stephen Goldie, who has circa 20 years of experience, has a particular specialism in property-related debts, such as arrears of rent, service and common charges. Goldie and others are particularly active in handling high-value property repossession work for private investment firms that purchased distressed secured property portfolios from banks. Solicitor advocate Iain Rutherford  works with Goldie to manage the volume debt recovery offering, and also handles his own caseload of high-value and high-profile matters. Also active in complex, large-value cases is solicitor advocate Laura McMillan. Philip Hall (who focuses on corporate and plant hire debt recovery) and associate Monica Connolly are other notable figures. The practice was strengthened by the arrival in April 2018 of managing associate Marianne Griffin from Dentons . Santander Consumer Finance, Fleximize Limited and Moneybarn are among the firm's clients. Ricky Cannon departed for DWF, while Tony Jones QC joined from BTO Solicitors LLP.

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Service failure? The law on notices and its application in recent Scottish cases

November 2016. By Iain Rutherford

A number of cases have come to court in Scotland in the last 12 months regarding whether or not notices have been validly served. There is an established legal framework for determining that question, which every lawyer should bear in mind before drafting and serving a notice. [Continue Reading]

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