Tim Edward

Tim Edward qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 1990. He is currently a Disputes Partner at MBM Commercial LLP, having joined them in January 2021. Prior to that, he practised as a Dispute Resolution lawyer with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP for 27 years and was a partner of that firm from 1996 to 2017 when the firm merged with Dentons UKME LLP. He qualified as a solicitor advocate in 1999, obtaining extended rights of audience in the Court of Session, Scotland. His practice has covered the areas of corporate and insolvency disputes, professional negligence and shipping law. He was a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Pursuer's Advisory Panel from 2002 to 2014 pursuing negligence claims against solicitors and the Law Society of Scotland's Master Policy Panel from 2014 to 2017 defending such claims. He served as MLRO for Maclay Murray & Spens from 2010 to 2017 and is deputy MLRO for Dentons in Scotland. He served on the Law Society of Scotland's Diploma Materials Committee in the 1990's and ran the Maclay Murray & Spens PCC Elective on Civil Litigation from 2003 to 2012. He carries out regular CPD training for the profession in the field of dispute resolution.
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Funding Scottish civil litigation
Practice notes

This Practice Note offers guidance on funding civil litigation in Scotland. In doing so, it covers, among other things: various of the Taylor Report Recommendations implemented under the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 (sometimes referred to as the Civil Litigation Act 2018 or CL(EGP)(S)A 2018) and which came into force on 5 June 2018; speculative actions and success fee arrangements (SFAs); damages based agreements (DBAs); funding implications on expenses; and various practical implications and considerations for funding litigation in Scotland.

Group proceedings in Scottish civil litigation
Practice notes

This Practice Note offers guidance on group proceedings in Scotland, available since 31 July 2020, under the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 and the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Group Proceedings) 2020.

Judicial expenses and taxation in Scottish civil litigation
Practice notes

This Practice Note offers guidance on the system of judicial expenses in Scotland’s upper and lower courts (the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court) both at first instance and at appeal (in the Inner House of the Court of Session and the Sheriff Appeal Court). In doing so, it covers, among other things: the principles guiding the courts in making awards of expenses; the role of the auditors of court; the process and bases of taxation; modification and disallowance of expenses; the treatment of outlays and additional fees; interaction with the Legal Aid system and speculative actions (CFAs and DBAs); the summary assessment of expenses; extra-judicial expenses; and personal injury claims (QOCS). It also considers some anticipated changes to judicial expenses and taxation.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet
  • Society of Solicitor Advocates
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

Panel

  • Scottish Panel

Education

  • BA (Oxon) LLB Dip LP (Edinburgh)

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