Expertise

Peter Anderson’s work has covered most if not all aspects of commercial litigation in Scotland.  He has acted both as solicitor and as Counsel in many cases of professional negligence; Company, banking and finance disputes, personal injury claims and aviation litigation.   Major cases include the litigation which followed major accidents such as for Pan American Airways Inc. and insurers in the consequences of the Lockerbie disaster and for Boeing Corporation following two serious helicopter accidents involving their aircraft.  He has extensive experience of most types of personal injuries litigation.  He has and holds and continues actively to work on many cases for architects, solicitors, Counsel, accountants, financial advisers, surveyors, engineers, insurance brokers, IT consultants and insurers. He has also defended company and insurer clients faced with claims and prosecutions arising out of environment and pollution problems.   He also deals with fire cases for insurers and advises on policy interpretation and related disputes.  He was recently appointed Chair of the pro bono legal service organisers, LawWorks Scotland.  

As Sheriff he has presided over a range of civil cases preparing judgments and decisions in family law disputes; personal injuries litigation; land title disputes and commercial contracts as well as presiding over a large number of criminal trials.