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Colin Hutton

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
United Kingdom
Languages English

Colin Hutton has over 25 years' experience in dispute avoidance and resolution. He is dual qualified and advises on both English and Scots law matters, including litigations, arbitrations and mediations. He has significant experience working with energy and climate change and financial services sector clients. He also advises on shareholder disputes and disputes relating to corporate transactions, including misrepresentation, fraud and bribery issues.

Colin specialises in the project management of the dispute resolution process. He is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and regularly uses mediation to effectively resolve disputes.  Colin is a member of the CMS Cyber Breach team and regularly leads on assisting clients with managing data breaches.  He has a specific interest in the increase in collective redress and its significance in relation to data protection and ESG issues.

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"He is very good - very easy to communicate with and very sensible even when he has a difficult message to impart."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"One of the leading banking litigators in Scotland."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"He is an excellent lawyer who is focused on practical solutions."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"He is a strong and innovative practitioner."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Relevant experience

  • Energy dispute: a global oil & gas exploration and production company in successfully obtaining interim orders to prevent breach of confidence.
  • Banking dispute: a UK clearing Bank in leading case on break charges in fixed rate products. 
  • Corporate transaction: minority shareholders in successfully opposing £30m unfair prejudice claim.
  • Energy dispute: major UK energy company in relation to £100m insurance claim following turbine blade liberation event.
  • Banking dispute: a major UK bank in relation to a significant dispute involving the alleged fraudulent use of a power of attorney.
  • Corporate transaction: a major manufacturing company in relation to a £5m claim in respect of a claim for loss of profits relating to the purchase of a paper brand.
  • Energy dispute: successfully resolving trademark and copyright infringement claims against UK oil services company.
  • Banking dispute: UK clearing bank in £10m misselling claim.
  • Corporate transaction: successfully defending £10m claim for alleged breach of licence agreements relating to online booking software. 
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Education

  • 1995 - Dip LP, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • 1994 - LLB (Hons), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh  
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30/08/2022
Post-pan­dem­ic de­vel­op­ment of Scot­tish civil justice con­tin­ues down di­git­al...
Over the last two years, we have writ­ten a num­ber of up­dates on ac­tu­al and pro­posed changes to how civil lit­ig­a­tion is con­duc­ted in the Scot­tish courts. Some of these changes have been promp­ted by the...
22/08/2022
ICCA 2022
The ICCA 2022 Con­gress, the largest ar­bit­ra­tion con­fer­ence in the world will take place in Ed­in­burgh on 18-21 Septem­ber 2022. CMS Scot­land is de­lighted to sup­port the con­fer­ence as plat­in­um spon­sors. 
06/07/2022
ICCA 2022
The ICCA 2022 Con­gress, the largest ar­bit­ra­tion con­fer­ence in the world will take place in Ed­in­burgh on 18-21 Septem­ber 2022. CMS Scot­land is de­lighted to sup­port the con­fer­ence as plat­in­um spon­sors...
06/05/2022
Class Ac­tions Law Re­view, 6th Edi­tion 2022: Scot­land
Class ac­tions and ma­jor group lit­ig­a­tion can be seis­mic events, not only for the parties in­volved but also for whole in­dus­tries and parts of so­ci­ety. That po­ten­tial im­pact means they are one of the few...
03/03/2022
Scot­land’s dir­ec­tion of travel re­mains to­wards di­git­al civil justice: but...
Last year, the Scot­tish Civil Justice Coun­cil (SCJC) launched a con­sulta­tion on pro­posed new rules which would res­ult in vir­tu­al hear­ings be­com­ing the de­fault ap­proach of the Scot­tish courts for the ma­jor­ity...
10/02/2022
Scot­tish court re­fuses ap­plic­a­tion by in­struc­ted law­yers to act as the...
In­tro­duc­tion In Ju­ly 2020, a new class ac­tion pro­ced­ure, termed “group pro­ced­ure” came in­to ef­fect in Scot­land (see our pre­vi­ous art­icles here and here). The first re­por­ted de­cision on Scot­tish group...
09/02/2022
Class ac­tions in Scot­land
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
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07/10/2021
Cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Com­mer­cial Con­tracts
As COP26 ap­proaches, we have a spe­cial ses­sion look­ing at cli­mate and sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues arising in the com­mer­cial con­tracts con­text.Duncan Turn­er will dis­cuss re­cent de­vel­op­ments and trends in re­la­tion...
10/09/2021
Pan­dem­ic prompts pro­pos­als to per­man­ently shift civil justice in Scot­land...
A con­sulta­tion has been launched by the Scot­tish Civil Justice Coun­cil (SCJC) on pro­posed new rules which would res­ult in vir­tu­al hear­ings be­com­ing the de­fault ap­proach of the Scot­tish courts for the...
25/06/2021
Hu­man rights and le­gis­lat­ive com­pet­ence in Scot­land: the UN­CRC Bill - what...
In­tro­duc­tion On 16 March 2021, the United Na­tions Con­ven­tion of the Rights of the Child (UN­CRC) (In­cor­por­a­tion) (Scot­land) Bill was un­an­im­ously passed by the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment “(UN­CRC Bill)”. The...
17/05/2021
Class Ac­tions Law Re­view, 5th Edi­tion 2021: Scot­land
Class ac­tions and ma­jor group lit­ig­a­tion can be seis­mic events, not only for the parties in­volved, but also for whole in­dus­tries and parts of so­ci­ety. That po­ten­tial im­pact means they are one of the...
09/03/2021
ESG Ex­change
Wel­come to ‘ESG Ex­change’ - con­ver­sa­tions about the real world im­plic­a­tions of ESG to help man­age busi­ness risk and identi­fy op­por­tun­it­ies. ESG (en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance) is­sues are in­creas­ingly...