Richard Aird

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Richard Aird

Year of Call: 1997
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About Richard Aird

Richard Aird is both a Scottish Advocate and a qualified Barrister. The Current Edition of Legal 500 describes Richard as’a very experienced and extremely competent advocate, with great commercial ability’. He provides advice and advocacy in a wide area of Commercial, Insolvency and Cross Border cases and is a Contributing Editor of the leading practitioners work: Commercial Litigation: Pre-emptive Remedies (Sweet & Maxwell). Richard also has a keen interest in representing clients at Regulatory & Disciplinary Tribunals and in defending Health & Safety prosecutions. He is also an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute ( ACII)

Richard has appeared in House of Lords (on two occasions), Inner and Outer House of Court Of Session, most Sheriff Courts, in arbitrations and inquiries.

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Richard Aird has contributed to and chaired a large number of Legal Conferences, most recently the well attended Trouble at Bank series taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow: others include ” Pre-Packs – what’s new?”, “Corporate Recovery Today and Tomorrow” and ” The Best Kept Secret in Commercial Litigation” series which were held in London.


Non Executive Directorships, Trustee of a Charitable Trust


Clydesdale Bank v Davidson (House of Lords: Insolvency Joint Property)
Neilson v Stewart (House of Lords: Company Contract)
Marblehead v Stroh Brewery (Inner House: Copyright )
Southern Cross v Martin (Outer House: Cross Border recovery)
Galloway Seafoods v Scotprime Seafoods (Outer House: Commercial)
The Gratitude & The Adenia (Arbitration on Ship Construction)


The Scots Dimension to Cross Border Litigation,(Greens) Cross Border Aspects of Arbitration (Bus. L.R) The Liquidator, the Permanent Trustee and the Complicated Claim (J of L.S of S) Winding up across the Legal Borders of UK (S.L.T.) Comparison of UK Security Measures (ICLQ) Interim Protective Measures :Towards a Common Security Measure(CQJ)