Expertise

Abby is an associate in the Litigation Department. Abby regularly provides advice on a wide range of commercial disputes, contractual disputes and commercial property disputes. Abby has experience acting for commercial organisations, landowners and private individuals in a range of commercial and property disputes. 

Abby also has experience pursuing and defending high value warranty claims and shareholder disputes. 

Abby appears in Edinburgh Sheriff Court and has regular experience instructing Counsel in the Court of Session. Abby also has experience in the Scottish Land Court. Abby also has experience in relation to alternative dispute resolution forums including mediation.

Experience in defending a high value, complex breach of warranty claim totalling in excess of £50 million in value and successfully reaching settlement. 

  • Acting for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited successfully obtaining orders confirming that Stornoway Airport is free from secure crofting rights. The case ensures the safe operation of Stornoway Airport. 
  • Experience in interpreting complex title deeds, with a view to advising landowners in relation to access rights, enforcement of title conditions and resolving disputes relating to title boundaries and access rights. 
  • Experience in acting for landlords and landowners in a series of issues arising from ownership and redevelopment. Disputes include rent arrears, dilapidation claims, rights of access disputes and commercial actions for declarators of irritancy and enforcement of payment (Lands Tribunal, Sheriff Court and mediation).
  • Acting for a property agency relating to the misconduct of Directors and dealing with complex Director Loan Agreements and professional conduct.  Successfully defending a counterclaim raised relating to the valuation of shares.