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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Iain Drummond

Iain Drummond

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Disputes and Regulation
  • Construction and Special Projects
  • Infrastructure and Projects

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Activity

Profile

Iain is highly experienced in construction, engineering, major projects, and negligence disputes. He is an active solicitor-advocate, appearing regularly against senior and junior counsel in the Court of Session, principally in the Commercial Court. He has a large adjudication practice, recently concluding a series of complex adjudication claims for a contractor regarding a major flood engineering project, including achieving an extension of time award of 2.5 years. He has also recently conducted a series of successful adjudications on energy and civil engineering projects in Wales, England and Scotland.. Iain also has a substantial mediation practice, conducting mediations across the UK, and also advises adjudicators. Iain has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in construction law since 2003 and is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland's specialist accreditation panel for professional negligence.

Admitted in Scotland.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Dispute Resolution | Commercial Disputes and Regulation | Construction and Special Projects | Infrastructure and Projects | Professional Negligence | Scots Counsel Dispute Resolution | Solicitor Advocates

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Law Society of Scotland
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Adjudication Society
Society of Solicitor Advocates

Articles

TCC decides multiple payment applications can be one dispute
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2021

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Quadro Services Ltd v Creagh Concrete Products Ltd [2021] EWHC 2637 (TCC) held that a claim referred to adjudication with three separate payment applications was still considered a single dispute for the purposes of adjudication. The adjudicator therefore did have jurisdiction to consider all three payment applications to determine the sum due, and the adjudicator’s decision was enforced...

Warning: Failure to Appoint Replacement Contracts Administrator Leaves Employer Picking up the Bill
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2021

This article considers whether a notice is valid when served on a party who is specified in the Contract, but no longer holds office and lacks authority to act...

Clauses for Concern: Supreme Court Ruling on Liquidated Damages
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2021

Summary  Liquidated damages (LDs) are predetermined damages set when a contract is entered into, based on a calculation of the estimated loss likely to be incurred if the contractor fails to meet specific dates. LDs clauses are commonplace in commercial contracts. In construction contracts, they generally apply where the contractor fails to complete works by specified dates due to reasons for which the contractor is culpable...

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