LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Intellectual Property

Land Law


Eric is a highly experienced litigator with a diverse civil practice, addressing commercial and property related issues in the Commercial Court, Court of Session and Sheriff Courts.

He also represents parties in arbitrations and, on occasion, carries out the duties of commissioner in recovering documentary and electronic evidence.

Eric has a wide range of knowledge and experience in contract (including building contracts); reparation; professional negligence; commercial property; partnership and agency; and company law (including unfair prejudice petitions, director disqualification and insolvency). Other areas of expertise include judicial review, unjustified enrichment, data protection and intellectual property cases involving patents, copyright and passing off claims.

Important in his skill-set is his use of principled negotiation to resolve disputes. He has represented and advised parties in mediations and is adept at using negotiating insights in a variety of contexts. He has provided advocacy training to lawyers in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Kenya.


Gyle Shopping Centre General Partners Ltd v Marks and Spencers plc

Soccer Savings (Scotland) Ltd v Scottish Building Society

McGraddie v McGraddie

Macdonald v Free Presbyterian Church

Wilson v Jaymarke Estates