A law firm for life


Your local litigation experts.

Our litigation team, led by Partner Robert Honeyman, has extensive experience in most aspects of litigation.

Dealing with a vast range of issues, our principal areas of expertise are:-

  • Accident Claims
  • Medical and Professional Negligence
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Law

For more information or to discuss your needs, contact our Litigation team on 01292 281 711.

Employment Law

When it comes to issues at work, understanding your rights is vital.

Our Litigation team can act for both employers and employees in connection with a wide range of employment matters.

For Employees

The time at which you consult a solicitor will depend upon the issues which you are experiencing. Some people consult a solicitor when they are experiencing ongoing issues at work, for example by way of disciplinary proceedings or grievances, and others consult a solicitor when their employment has come to an end, either by them being dismissed or resigning.

If you are an employee, it is very important that you instruct a solicitor early. There are strict time limits which apply in lodging applications with the Employment Tribunal.

For Employers

Our Litigation team have vast experience in assisting employers with a range of employment issues, including the drafting or revisal of contracts of employment, assistance with sickness absence or disciplinary policies and procedures, or providing advice in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Medical Negligence

While the majority of people have a positive experience with medical treatment, either from the NHS or from a private healthcare provider, there are occasions when things do not go to plan and people are left dissatisfied.

Often where a client has experienced treatment which they do not consider was correct or appropriate, our Litigation team will assist with the submission of a formal complaint to the healthcare provider to ask questions about their treatment.

Medical negligence litigation is a complex area and it is important that you instruct a solicitor who has the knowledge and expertise to deal with your claim.

In most circumstances, our Litigation team will take a detailed history from you and uplift your medical records from your General Practitioner and from any hospitals that you have attended. To succeed in a claim for medical negligence, you require to establish that the treatment you have received is below the standard to be expected of ordinarily competent medical professionals. Success in medical negligence matters is entirely dependent upon expert evidence and in the majority of cases, expert reports are required.

In addition, our Litigation team can assist in professional negligence matters, construction, and building disputes. We regularly handle cases for individual and commercial clients, appearing frequently in the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session.

For more information or to discuss your needs, contact our Litigation team on 01292 281 711.

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    Mrs McG, Ayr
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    Mr McK, Ayr
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