Jim Cormack

Jim is a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in all civil and criminal courts in Scotland and in England & Wales, and is lead partner on Pinsent Mason's advocacy programme. He has extensive experience as an advocate before courts and in other types of dispute resolution. His recent advocacy work includes success in a trial before the Commercial Court of the High Court in London and success in a case heard before the General Court of the European Union. Jim also has a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution, being a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. Jim works in a wide range of areas, with a particular focus on commercial contract, banking and finance, and intellectual property disputes, along with media and technology regulation. Jim is recommended in the Legal 500 and is a Band 1 Ranked Lawyer in Chambers & Partners, where he is described as 'enormously pragmatic; nothing fazes him. He's a very calm presence in stressful situations and as 'one of Scotland's financial litigation big hitters.

Practice areas


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The Society of Writers to HM Signet (the WS Society)


  • Scottish Panel


  • LLB (Hons) ' University of Edinburgh
  • Diploma in Legal Practice ' University of Edinburgh

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