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

Harper Macleod LLP
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Andrew advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation to all litigious matters. His experience incorporates litigation at Sheriff Court and Court of Session level, principally contractual and property disputes, as well as actions at both the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.

Andrew regularly represents clients in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including Commercial Actions, and at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and Scottish Land Court. Through his experience in complex litigations, Andrew has developed forensic analytical skills, reviewing substantial volumes of documents and preparing reports on relevant facts, legal issues and prospects of success.

He also has experience representing clients in quasi-judicial proceedings, including making written and oral representations to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and various disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Advising Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority in their successful appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court against a decision to quash an Access Rights Enforcement Notice under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (reported case: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority v Renyana Stahl Anstalt, 2017 S.L.T. (Sh Ct) 138), and the subsequent appeal to the Inner House of the Court of Session (reported case: Renyana Stahl Anstalt v Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, 2018 S.L.T. 331).
  • Successfully advising and representing Inverclyde Council in an appeal to the Sheriff Principal on the validity of pre-irritancy notices (reported case: Inverclyde Council v Prince of Wales Bar, 2015 Hous. L.R. 14).
  • Advising Scottish Natural Heritage in their successful defense of an appeal to the Scottish Land Court by an owner of fishing rights concerning their refusal of consent to repair and replacement of croys and revetments in the River Tummel (reported case: Tummel Valley Leisure Limited v Scottish Natural Heritage, 2015 S.L.T. (Land Ct.) 117).


Andrew sits part-time as a Legal Member of the First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber).


LLB (Hons)

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Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation

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Andrew UptonHarper Macleod LLP

Harper Macleod LLP‘s property litigation team is led by the Glasgow-based Andrew Upton and sits within the firm’s wider litigation practice led from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie. Its recent workload stands testament to the group’s wide-ranging capabilities spanning commercial tenancy disputes – such as those pertaining to dilapidations and leases – alongside litigation pertaining to land and agricultural property. Title, servitude rights and mineral rights disputes are typical instructions in the latter segment. The team acts for private sector clients, public authorities and private individuals.