John Sturrock QC

John Sturrock QC
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Who's Who Legal Mediation

John Sturrock QC is founder and senior mediator at 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 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 and elsewhere. He has conducted hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of disputes in the private and public sectors. WWL: UK Bar (2018) praises John as, “‘utterly brilliant’ when it comes to dealing with multi-party commercial mediations, and is highlighted by one impressed source for his ‘lovely sense of humour’”. In 2017, John was listed as one of the four “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in the Leading Silks category. John is listed in Band 1 of Chambers UK, where he is described as “‘a highly intelligent and skilful mediator’ who retains a market-leading reputation, especially in Scotland. His diverse practice includes mediating professional negligence, employment and commercial contract disputes in a broad range of sectors, both in the UK and overseas.” The Legal 500 notes that he is “a leading mediator in Scotland who can hold the room and have the parties keep their eyes on the prize; he not only knows the law but is good with parties, and brings authority and ability to the role of mediator.”

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 a “sharp intellect” and a “spell-binding mediator” say peers who consider him a top figure in the market.

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