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Diane Cairney

Partner T:07900 180 251
DD: 0141 227 6036 Mobile: 07900 180 251

Diane is the Head of the Dispute Resolution/Litigation team and has over 30 years’ experience exclusively in this field. Diane has spent most of her career with the firm having joined the firm as a trainee in 1991 and had a short spell with Hill Brown solicitors before being assumed as a Partner in Miller Samuel LLP in 1999. She was the firm’s full time Managing Partner from 2005 – 2009.

She appears regularly in the Sheriff Courts and the Lands Tribunal Scotland and runs cases regularly in the Court of Session. She has experience of Supreme Court proceedings.

She has extensive experience of dealing with highly technical and complex cases including:

  • Construction disputes with property values exceeding several hundred million pounds
  • Interdict cases including “super-injunction” cases
  • Procurement challenges
  • Dilapidation claims
  • “Dawn raid” and breach of interdict cases
  • Company disputes including director and shareholder disputes
  • Complex professional debt recovery cases
  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of contract
  • Equestrian disputes
  • Clinical negligence & high value injury claims

She is a former council member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators, Glasgow and a former tutor in the post-graduate diploma at the University of Glasgow School of Law.


“Thanks again for all your help with this. Your advice and responses throughout have been brilliant and greatly appreciated! Could not have hoped for a better outcome” - FC – defending regulatory investigation by professional body

“Thank you for your work and commitment Diane, looking out for our interests throughout the case which took many twists and turns. We were grateful to you for agreeing to take on the case with your busy workload. You were impressive at the court hearing when I gave evidence. It is a huge relief to be able to move on. We appreciate your personable and thoughtful manner and your willingness to speak out of hours. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you as a litigation lawyer”

“We used MSHB and they provided great advice on the matter and laid out what our options were and the ramifications of any decision. That's all you need really, is some one who lays out what's what and helps you with the journey. Simple and easy to deal with and the most important bit was they were very effective!!! I won't be going anywhere else for advice”

“Thanks again for your help and advice on this, you have a very happy and impressed client!”

"I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to you for the most professional way you handled the matter. We were very impressed with your grasp of the facts having taken over at quite a late date from our previous solicitor and we are extremely pleased with the outcome.” 

"Continue to be proud for what you do for people in circumstances such as these”

"I would like to send my best wishes and thank you sincerely for what you did on my behalf. I won't forget the support and assistance you have given me”. 

“Thank you again for all your hard work and support- it was a long journey through which you were always my steady guide. Couldn’t have done it without you”. 


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