Mr Iain MacLauchlan (1992) LLB (Hons)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Iain has been at the Employed Bar as well as in private practice.  After 8 years in common law chambers, he worked in South East Asia for a couple of years before returning to the UK and becoming a senior Commercial Litigator / in-house Counsel for two well known Yorkshire law firms. In 2008, he was promoted to Associate and supervised a number of civil and commercial cases.

In 2004, Iain was appointed an Examiner of the Court by the Ministry of Justice and continued until 2019.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Iain will happily accept instructions in the main areas of civil law practice but his main areas of specialism are:

Road Traffic Accident disputes

Iain has substantial experience of Stage 3 Oral Hearings, Case Management Hearings, interim applications and Fast Track Trials etc. in Road Traffic Accident cases.

Iain will accept instructions not only to prepare statements of case and orders etc. but also, if required, he can advise on and draft pre-action protocol correspondence, witness statements, application notices, court questionnaires, notices to admit etc.

He is accredited to accept instructions on a Public Access basis and licensed to conduct litigation.

ACADEMICS

LLB (Hons)

Iain also has a Diploma from Leeds Metropolitan University within the School of the Built Environment in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.

GENERAL

Having himself conducted litigation for many years at a law firm, Iain well understands what levels of care and service are required from barristers in relation to their professional and lay clients.

Solicitors often require Counsel to function as part of a legal team and to add proper value to a case while being keenly priced.  Advice needs to be sensible and commercial and must not be about running narrow legal points at significant cost risk for the benefit of the law reports.  Iain will happily discuss matters with professional clients on an initial ‘no obligation’ basis or, in the context of existing instructions, without the clock running.

TESTIMONIALS:

‘Iain is an experienced and extremely professional commercial litigator ... with great attention to detail, understanding of legal principles and ability to apply the law to complex facts. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a more than competent, able and experienced litigator.’  Robert Brackup, Dispute Resolution Partner, Chadwick Lawrence LLP

‘I have found Iain to be professional and diligent while ensuring that complex legal issues are presented in such a way that clients can understand. His interjection in an ongoing lengthy case resulted in excellent progress and improved our position a great deal. I can recommend him without reservation to future clients.’ 
Tim Dickinson, Managing Director, RBM Limited

‘Iain is very easy to deal with and he listens and understands the case he is tasked to deal with. He offers practical and professional advice and is quick to react and offer sound advice based on his experience of the field. He has always achieved a fair result for me.’ - Justin Eaton, Managing Director, Storeplan Limited

‘Iain’s advice has always been reliable’  - Mark Ward, Operations Director, Poundworld

 

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Iain [MacLauchlan]'s advice has always been reliable.

Mark Ward Operations Director, Poundworld

Iain [MacLauchlan] is very easy to deal with and he listens and understands the case he is tasked to deal with. He offers practical and professional advice and is quick to react and offer sound advice based on his experience of the field. He has always achieved a fair result for me.

Justin Eaton Managing Director, Storeplan Limited

I have found Iain [MacLauchlan] to be professional and diligent while ensuring that complex legal issues are presented in such a way that clients can understand. His interjection in an ongoing lengthy case resulted in excellent progress and improved our position a great deal. I can recommend him without reservation to future clients.

Tim Dickinson Managing Director, RBM Limited

Iain MacLauchlan is an experienced and extremely professional commercial litigator ... with great attention to detail, understanding of legal principles and ability to apply the law to complex facts. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a more than competent, able and experienced litigator.

Robert Brackup, Head of Dispute Resolution Chadwick Lawrence

Mr Iain MacLauchlan (1992)

phone01823 247 247

maclauchlan@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 1992