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Davidson Chalmers Stewart

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Head of dispute resolution, with responsibility for the development of the dispute resolution team, including commercial, property, construction and employment work. Particular specialism in property related litigation, having been recognised by ‘The Legal 500’ and other directories as a leading specialist in this field for many years. Work highlights include (1) major landlord and tenant issues, including successfully enforcing keep trading obligations; advising on significant dilapidations claims for property investment company and separately for tenants; successfully challenging refusal to consent to retail park changes; and advising on subletting and assignation disputes; (2) real property issues including advice on challenges to land registration decisions by Keeper of Registers for private individuals; advising on lease notice validity, advice on missives dispute in relation to development site and title conditions advice to housebuilders including Muir Group; and (3) commercial litigation including judicial review, arbitrations (including appointment as arbitrator), professional negligence claims against solicitors and surveyors, insolvency and security enforcement, contract enforcement and partnership dispute matters. Appointed as an arbitration property and contract disputer.


Trained Brodies; qualified 1991; assistant solicitor, litigation team, Menzies Dougal Milligan 1991-92; assistant solicitor and associate, litigation department, Dundas & Wilson 1992-2002; partner and head of property dispute team, Bell & Scott 2003-09; partner and head of dispute resolution, Davidson Chalmers Stewart 2009.


Law Society of Scotland; WS Society; Property Litigation Association.


Bridge of Don Academy, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen (1988 LLB Hons; 1989 DipLP); University of Manchester (2002 MBA).


Travel, reading, family.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Sheila WebsterDavidson Chalmers Stewart

Davidson Chalmers Stewart has substantial expertise in commercial and residential property development work, which leads to a steady stream of instructions on landlord and tenant disputes, lease notice disputes, dilapidation claims and land sterilisation-related compensation claims, among others. Handling judicial review work constitutes another key area of expertise for the team led by Sheila Webster and including Greg Flett, who both handle the full range of property litigation work.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Sheila WebsterDavidson Chalmers Stewart

Davidson Chalmers Stewart handles contractual disputes, including breach of warranty claims, contract interpretation disputes and professional fee disputes as well as professional negligence claims against solicitors and engineers. Team head Sheila Webster is best known for her property litigation expertise and Greg Flett for his experience in construction-related disputes.