R Aird

Richard E. Aird

Year of Call: 1979

Mackinnon Advocates


LL.B (Hons) University of Exeter


Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Professional liability and regulation


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8667

Banny Mackinnon

Angela Bath


Richard Aird is an Advocate and qualified Barrister engaged in the general area of Commercial law and Cross Border Litigation.

Before being called to the English Bar, Richard followed a career in the City. Richard is Contributing Editor of one of the leading textbooks on those fields: Commercial Litigation: Pre- Emptive Remedies. He was also co- author of The Scots Dimension to Cross Border Litigation, one of the first modern text books in this area. He is regularly invited to speak at and chair Conferences .

Richard Aird whose practice includes arbitrations, insolvency, directors liabilities and guarantees is described in recent editions of Legal 500 as follows; ‘a very experienced and extremely competent advocate, with great commercial ability’. Legal 500 also notes Richard has ‘a wealth of experience in company and insolvency litigation’, and is praised for his ‘mature legal understanding combined with great personal energy, persistence and optimism’. 


Clydesdale Bank v Davidson 1998 SC(HL) 51

Neilson v Stewart SC 1991 SC (HL) 22

Williamse v French 2011 CSOH 51

The Gratitude & Adenia Arbitrations

Southern Cross v Martin 1991 SLT83


Publications include:

Commercial Litigation: Pre-emptive Remedies

(Scottish and International Sections)

The Scots Dimension to Cross Border Litigation

The Liquidator, The Permanent Trustee and the Complicated Claim

Cross Border Aspects of Arbitration

Winding up across the Legal Borders of the U.K. and Beyond