John Carruthers qualified as a solicitor in 1992; he was called to the Bar in 2001. In 2009 he left the bar and continued his practice but as an independent Solicitor Advocate with full rights of audience in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.
He has conducted commercial, criminal, personal injury and divorce litigation, since 2001 and now focuses on commercial disputes, property and land law and reparation including professional negligence.
John regularly appears in the Court of Session, the Sheriff Court, the Lands Tribunal and the Land Court. John drafted the Which? Supercomplaint in respect of the Legal Services Market in Scotland which resulted in the Legal Services Bill which became law in 2010.
A recent entry in the Legal 500 notes his “very thorough and conscientious” approach to his work and his negotiating skills.
The current 2010 entry in the Legal 500 notes that "John Campbell Q.C. and solicitor-advocate John Carruthers provide a good balance of senior and junior expertise in planning, construction and ADR."
Recent cases include:-
John is also available to carry out project and advisory work on behalf of clients.
John is a convenor in the Mental Health Scotland Tribunal and is a part time civil procedure Tutor at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law.