Defending Claims

We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to legal matters you may be facing. Everything we do is tailored to meeting our clients’ aims and exceeding their expectations. We’ll get to know you and your business, and advise on the best legal steps to take as well as possible solutions and outcomes.

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How we can help you

We have extensive experience in defending all manner of cases in virtually every forum.


Where the best route involves the courts, our lawyers understand the importance of guiding clients through the process step by step and ensuring that everything is thoroughly prepared.

We have an outstanding history of excellence in oral and written advocacy. Our eight Solicitor Advocates can be instructed directly by clients or other firms of solicitors to provide representation in Tribunals, The Sheriff Court, the Sheriff Appeal Court and before the Sheriff Principal, The Court of Session and The UK Supreme Court.

As a law firm with specialists in every area, our accredited experts are also recognised for the excellence of their legal opinion work. We grouped our Solicitor Advocates and Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialists together in an innovative one-stop-shop for advocacy and specialist opinion services: our Advocacy and Legal Opinions Unit.

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

We also have an excellent relationship with the Faculty of Advocates and its members.

Alternative dispute resolution

Sometimes the best route doesn’t involve the courts. We embrace mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, proactively recommending its use in the Scottish Jurisdiction.

Our primary goal is to help clients to resolve the dispute, using our extensive negotiation and litigation skills necessary to achieve the best outcome for you and your business.

Meet the experts


"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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