John Sturrock QC

John Sturrock QC
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Who's Who Legal Mediation

John Sturrock QC is founder and chief executive of Core Solutions, Scotland's leading business mediation service and pre-eminent providers of training in negotiation, conflict management and dispute resolution. He is also a regularly instructed mediator with Brick Court Chambers in London. 

John is 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. He has conducted hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of disputes in the private and public sectors. Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2017) listed John as one of the four “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in the “Leading Silks” category, describing him as a “thought leader” in the area of mediation and citing his “keen intellect”, “preparation to get at core issues” and “massive wealth of experience in difficult negotiation situations”.

John is listed in Band 1 of the mediation chapter of Chambers UK, where he is described as "a leading figure in the UK mediation market”, who has “a wealth of experience handling complex commercial contract, IP and environmental disputes, as well as mediations arising in the construction and property sectors.” The Legal 500 notes that he “grasps the issues and is sympathetic to each party’s position, but is not afraid to take a tough line when required”.

A distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, he was a practising advocate (barrister) from 1986 until 2002, with an extensive civil practice, appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999 and holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Edinburgh Napier University. He is a visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh.

WWL says: John Sturrock QC is “the name everyone knows in Scotland”, and an effective and well-respected mediator.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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