Commercial Litigation

Every business needs a commercially aware legal team. That's what we offer our clients. Our experienced team of litigators will take the time to get to know you and your business, ensure you’re prepared for any disputes that arise – expected or unexpected – and provide tailored advice aligned with your business interests.

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We’ve a genuine wealth of experience in helping businesses of all sizes, shapes and sectors with resolving disputes. Whether you’re a sole trader, large PLC or public body based in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or internationally, we have the expertise and knowledge to help with your commercial litigation needs.

Our expertise

Family businesses

We’ve worked with many businesses across several generations of one family and have specialists across the firm here to help you.


Our experienced licensing team act on behalf of private individuals as well as some of Scotland’s largest public and commercial bodies. We provide high quality legal advice to local authorities, universities and colleges, major retailers, hotels, clubs, public houses, charities and restaurants.

We’ve particular expertise in:

  • Preparing and submitting civic licensing applications.
  • Preparing and submitting liquor and personal license applications.
  • Representing clients at licensing hearings.
  • Representing clients at appeal hearings in the Sheriff Court.
  • Providing training to clients and their employees.


Our Solicitor Advocacy and Opinions Unit includes eight Solicitor Advocates, among the highest number in any one Scottish firm. We also have an excellent relationship with the Faculty of Advocates and its members. Our specialist team can provide a range of services to help you including:

  • The provision of expert opinions
  • Drafting Court of Session summonses and other pleadings
  • Conducting court appearances and proofs in the highest courts in Scotland and tribunal hearings

Property and construction disputes

Should you require legal advice on a property or construction dispute, we can help. We have experience advising on a range of commercial leasing and title issues alongside rural and land disputes. Our property dispute and commercial property colleagues work closely to ensure we have a solid understanding of your business to provide you with tailored advice.

Alba Claims

We have close links with a claims management company, Alba Claims, which allows us to offer damages sharing agreements and other innovative feeing arrangements for clients, if appropriate to your circumstance, and through this route can provide no win no fee litigation funding.

"Anderson Strathern is among the best firms of commercial litigation solicitors in the country. They have long and deep experience of working with counsel on large commercial disputes before the Court of Session, especially its commercial court, and on appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. Their team, from new qualifieds to experienced partners, are all knowledgeable, motivated and cohesive. They are quick and efficient in following up on all enquiries, preparations and tactics advised by counsel."

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