Abby is an associate in the Litigation Department. Abby qualified into the Commercial Disputes team in 2019 and has a wide range of experience advising on commercial disputes, contractual disputes and commercial property disputes. Abby also has experience in health & safety, regulatory and environmental matters as well as financial crime.
She has a wide range of experience in civil and commercial proceedings in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, including a range of alternative dispute resolutions forums, including mediation.
Abby represents a wide range of clients, including local authorities, SMEs, commercial organisations and individuals across various sectors. She also has health and safety and public inquiries experience.
- Experience in defending a high value, complex breach of warranty claim totalling in excess of £50 million in value and successfully reaching settlement
- Acting on behalf of a Core Participant in relation to the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry set up to determine how issues relating to adequacy of ventilation, water contamination and other matters adversely impacting on patient health safety and care occurred at hospitals in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- Advising a corporate body in an investigation into accounting irregularities arising from an employee's fraud and embezzlement scheme, amounting to £2.1million. Including providing advise on criminal prosecution.
- Acting on behalf of an institution in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry investigating the abuse of children in care in Scotland between 1930 and 2014.
- Representing the former CEO of Carillion plc in connection with the investigations and proceedings arising from Carillion's liquidation.
- Advising an airport operator on the supply of security body scanners and issues relating to security compliance impacting on airport security and passenger care and safety.
- Advising a client in relation to the validity and enforceability of an Abatement notice served in respect of an alleged nuisance (noise) caused by two wind turbines. Advice included the raising of court action on the enforceability of the abatement notice and existence of a nuisance.