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Marc Armstrong

Partner

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

Marc is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team in Edinburgh with over 16 years’ experience and a focus on Real Estate Disputes in Scotland. 

Marc works with clients in relation to a variety of disputes including those relating to development contracts, option agreements, access disputes, negligence, encroachment, property repairs, service charge, title conditions, judicial review, contract interpretation, energy sector compensation claims and the Electronic Communications Code.

Working with colleagues in our Real Estate, Planning, Environmental and Energy teams, Marc provides dispute resolution advice across each of these key client sectors. 

Marc is dual qualified in Scotland and England, and works across the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session and Lands Tribunal for Scotland. 

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"A 'smart litigator and a very sensible and reasonable lawyer'."

Chambers, 2021

"Marc provided quality, calm and balanced advice during arbitration. He was very engaged with the wider team and was very able to engage clearly with the surveyors. He is a real credit to the profession."

Legal 500, 2021

Relevant experience

  • A national telecommunications provider in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to obtain orders under the Electronic Communications Code.
  • A national energy company in defending a claim for compensation in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under the Electricity Act 1989 arising out a necessary wayleave.  
  • A wind farm operator in a judicial review relating to noise budget allocation in the Court of Session.
  • Institutional landlord clients on the impact of the coronavirus restrictions on developments, agreements for lease and tenant default options.
  • A national construction brand to obtain interdict to prevent encroachment and contamination at a quarry site.
  • An international IT services provider in the Commercial Court of the Court of Session and in mediations relating to contract and delivery disputes.
  • A local authority in an arbitration relating to lease interpretation and repairing liability.
  • A multinational manufacturing company to recover the cost of rebuilding a burned down warehouse.  The case involved claims under a lease, in negligence, insurance and reinsurance, and under a supplier agreement against an engineering group.
  • A national investment company in relation to disputed service charge works at a substantial office building in Glasgow and using an alternative dispute resolution process to reach our client’s desired settlement.
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Education

  • 2004 – Dip LP, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • 2003 – LLB (Hons), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 
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