LLB (University of Queensland, Australia)
Marjorie chose to move
to Scotland in 1996 after work in Australia,
Singapore, New Zealand and the United States.
She has since worked with businesses
throughout the UK and run a number of management
programmes in Europe. With more than 35 years
in the business world, Marjorie has considerable
experience with both large and small companies.
As well as having run her own business, she
worked with Mobil Oil Australia for 13 years
in areas such as franchising, marketing, business
planning, real estate and product pricing.
A few years after moving to Edinburgh, Marjorie
was appointed Director of Company Growth for
Lothian & Edinburgh Enterprise Limited.
In this role she managed a large team who
worked with small to medium sized businesses
(SMEs) in Lothian. Marjorie then became General
Manager (based in Scotland) of an international
company which brought world-class expertise
into SMEs. Marjorie has run a Court
commercial mediation service, and set up and managed the mediation service for complaints about Scottish lawyers. She has undertaken
nearly 300 mediations and is a past Board member
of the Scottish Mediation Network. In 2008
Marjorie was appointed Honorary Lecturer at
the University of Dundee School of Law. In
the same year she was nominated for the Law
Awards' "Mediator of the Year".
Marjorie is the author of "Mediation - A Practical Guide for Lawyers". This comprehensive handbook provides lots of useful tips, helpful checklists and tools to prepare for mediation. Marjorie is currently studying for her arbitration qualification and for interest, is undertaking a course in psychology.
Tom Hutcheson BSc
(Hons) LLB DipLP MBA
originally from Fife and spent a number
of years as a litigation solicitor before
completing his MBA at University of Edinburgh
which he followed with post graduate research
at Athens University of Economics &
Business. He then studied in the USA, gaining
qualifications in negotiation and mediation
training at Harvard Law School and Northwestern
University in Chicago. Tom has worked with
the leading North American mediation providers
and has also undertaken over 30 mediations
in Scotland. Tom is based in Edinburgh and
works as a consultant with a number of clients
in the United Kingdom and Europe. He has
considerable expertise in clinical negligence
cases, contract disputes and landlord/tenant
issues. Tom is a founding member of the Eastern Mediterranean Mediators Association which specialises in shipping disputes. He currently lectures at the University
of Edinburgh Business School and in 2008
was also appointed Honorary Lecturer at
the University of Dundee School of Law.
Tom is currently working towards his PhD.
Scotland LLP also has a number of associates who
bring expertise from a variety of backgrounds, such
• residential &
commercial property development
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