Areas of Expertise

Laurence Kennedy Lawyer Edinburgh

Property Law

  • Boundary disputes
  • Access rights and other servitude disputes
  • Disputes over interpretation and breach of missives (contract)
  • Enforcement of title conditions
  • Right of local authority to sell or alienate common good property

Partnership disputes

  • Farming partnership disputes
  • Disputes within firms of solicitors and accountants
  • Creation and termination of partnership
  • Disputes over balancing of accounts on termination
  • Claims for breach of fiduciary duty by partner

Commercial and Contract Disputes

  • Disputes relating to formation, validity, construction, performance or breach of contract
  • Claims for interdict, specific implement or damages for breach of contract

Professional and clinical negligence

  • Solicitors’ negligence including in conveyancing and conduct of litigation
  • Surveyors’ negligence in preparation of house purchase reports
  • Claims against structural engineers for negligent engineering advice
  • Clinical negligence involving GPs, Surgeons, Dentists and Psychiatrists
  • Veterinary negligence

Media law

  • Regular pre-publication advice to various newspapers
  • Damages claims for defamation (libel)
  • Claims for breach of confidentiality or privacy
  • Copyright disputes particularly over the use of photographs

Executry disputes

  • Validity and interpretation of Wills and other testamentary documents
  • Disputes over testamentary capacity
  • Challenges to Wills based on facility and circumvention or undue influence