Sandy Hastie > Harper Macleod LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
EH12 5HD



Sandy heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice, and acts in a range of complex and high value litigations. He has particular expertise in corporate and shareholder litigation, as well as disputes in the banking and financial services, healthcare, energy and construction sectors. Sandy also regularly advises clients in procurement, competition and professional negligence claims. As well as his prominent practice in the commercial court of the Court of Session, Sandy has acted in numerous appeals to the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

Sandy has a substantial public law practice and has extensive experience of advising the firm’s private and public sector clients in judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals involving questions of administrative law.

In addition to his litigation expertise, Sandy has a strong track record of resolving high value disputes through mediation, arbitration and expert determination.


LLB (Hons) Dip LP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Sandy HastieHarper Macleod LLP

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.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation

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.

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.