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What does success look like to you?

In a dispute, we always start by asking this question because success means different things to different people.

To some, it is a powerful knockout blow delivered in court. To others, it’s much more conciliatory; recognising that sometimes business relationships need to be maintained after the dust has settled on a dispute.

We understand this and will mould our litigating style to suit your case, working tirelessly to achieve your goal.

How can our dispute resolution lawyers help you?

Burness Paull's dispute resolution lawyers form one of the largest, strongest and most talented commercial litigation teams in Scotland. Our client list and Legal 500 Band 1 ranking are proof.

We get to know you and your businesses – how you operate and what’s important.

We help with high-level strategies; guiding you through an issue to anticipate and avoid problems before they arise. If a dispute is unavoidable, we use all of our experience to fight your corner. Our dispute resolution lawyers are skilled in all forms of dispute resolution and we will always work with you for the best resolution whether that is by litigation, negotiation, international and domestic arbitration, mediation or expert determination.

Disputes don’t respect borders, and with the team's partners having worked at some of the world’s largest law firms we can represent clients effectively from our headquarters in Scotland. For disputes outside the UK, we have invested heavily in developing relationships with the best firms across the world and work seamlessly with them in cross-border and international matters.

We deal with the most important cases for top Scottish and international clients. Governments, global businesses, high-profile individuals - they all turn to us for legal expertise. JK Rowling, SKY, BBC, Vodafone, Standard Life Aberdeen, Johnson and Johnson, Scottish Rugby Union, Wood Group, the Harris Tweed Authority.

Burness Paull's dispute resolution lawyers can advise on:

Whatever your dispute, we’ve got what it takes to resolve it.

"The team was very proactive in considering how best to achieve the company's objective and provided good value for money considering the level of partner involvement and the complexity of the matter."
- Client Quote, Chambers UK 2019