Edinburgh 0131 200 1200
Aberdeen 01224 49 80 80

I spent the early part of my career in England. I worked in a Magic Circle city firm and a major regional firm before returning home to Scotland. I joined Balfour+Manson as a partner in 2010.

I undertake a wide range of work involving commercial disputes. This ranges from commercial contract claims, to shareholder/partnership and claims against professionals.

I am qualified to practice in both Scotland and England. I often advise Scottish-based clients on English-based disputes.

Over the last few years, I have become increasingly involved in claims against banks in respect of mis-sold financial products. 

When asked to advise on a dispute, I always try to focus on the wider commercial or personal context. Some lawyers focus solely on the litigation process. Not me. I concentrate entirely on what steps I need to take to get my clients to their required destination. My first question is “where do you want to end up?”. I have a particular interest in mediation.

There will be times when litigation may be the only option. If so, I will do my utmost to fight my client’s corner. I have experience of acting for businesses that find themselves in disputes with big companies, including banks. Here is one quote from a Court of Appeal judge in a case where my client successfully took on a major utility company.

“It is one of the glories of this country that every now and then one of its citizens is prepared to take a stand against the big battalions of government or industry. Such a person is Lisa Ferguson, the claimant in this case.”

The best thing about my job is working with a wide range of clients.  It makes the job more stimulating.

When I am not at work you will find me either playing or watching sport…probably on a golf course near the seaside.

  • ADR Group – Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Many thanks indeed for the extremely professional handling of this issue for us. Hopefully we will not have the need for your services again any time soon, but if we do, you will be the man we talk to.