Andrew MacKenzie > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
THE CA'D'ORO
45 GORDON STREET
GLASGOW
G1 3PE
Scotland

Position

Partner

Andrew deals with a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. He provides advice and representation in relation to banking and finance disputes, construction disputes, contractual disputes and energy disputes.

Andrew has particular expertise in banking litigation, and acted for the successful pursuer in the landmark case Cooper v Bank of Scotland [2014] CSOH 16.  Andrew’s interests in banking litigation means he is an important member of the firm’s civil fraud team, deploying his advocacy skills to obtain and defend interim orders and interim diligence in order to protect his client’s assets and interests.  Andrew undertakes a number of complex shareholder and corporate disputes, including most recently, leading his clients to success in the diversion of corporate funds case of Mohammad Aqeel Alam and Tahir Shah, on behalf of ICU (Europe) Ltd against (First) Saquib Ibrahim and (Second) ICU (Secure) Ltd.

He also regularly advises clients in relation to alternative methods of dispute resolution, and has acted in a number of successful mediations.

Education

LLB (Hons) Dip LP; LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.