John Sturrock QC

John Sturrock has for many years been the leading commercial mediator in Scotland with a practice that extends to the rest of the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Known for his innovative approach, since leaving active practice at the Scottish Bar in 2002, he has pioneered mediation and high quality training in business, the professions and commerce in Scotland and beyond.

John has been involved in around 400 mediations, often high value, multi-party, covering a broad range of issues in the public and private sectors, management, sport and government. These have involved a multiplicity of interests, including commercial contracts, banking, insurance, construction and engineering, infrastructure, intellectual property, real estate, high performance sport, senior level employment, shareholder and boardroom, investor matters, taxation, IT, professional indemnity, agriculture, landlord and tenant, oil and gas, procurement and transport. He has also facilitated many high-level dialogues in sensitive and complex policy matters and is a member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and other panels.

Who’s Who Legal of the world’s leading commercial mediators describes John as “internationally recognised as a major player in this area”. Who’s Who UK Bar 2015 describes him as “a ‘highly commercial mediator’ with experience in a broad range of matters. He is ‘able to get to the root of a matter’ and is praised for his ‘perseverance’.”

Listed in Band 1 of Chambers Guide, he is described “as a leading figure in the UK mediation market, praised for being “flexible in his approach and for always remaining sensitive to the differing interests of the parties involved”, and a “fantastic listener”.

Legal 500 writes: “The ‘highly impressive’ John Sturrock QC ‘has the gravitas to win the confidence of both sides from the outset’. Clients note his ability to employ ‘insight, judgement, and emotional intelligence’ and ‘to know instinctively both when to push the parties hard, and when to back off and let discussions between the parties bridge gaps’.”

You can find further information on the Brick Court Chambers website.