Edinburgh-based solicitor advocate Jim Cormack, QC, has been appointed Global Head of Pinsent Masons’ Litigation, Regulatory and Tax (LRT) team.

The role involves leading the law firm’s 265-strong LRT offering, which covers common law and civil law jurisdictions, with staff based in seven UK offices and in Dublin, Dubai, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Singapore.

The core services provided by the team are corporate and commercial litigation, civil fraud litigation, contentious tax, forensic accounting services, health & safety, professional and financial services litigation, regulatory and investigations (including a white collar crime practice), energy disputes, international arbitration, and administrative and public law. 

Jim, who joined Pinsent Masons in 2001, is dual qualified to practice in Scotland and England & Wales and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018, a year after becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Jim Cormack, QC, Partner and Global Head of Litigation, Regulatory and Tax at Pinsent Masons. Pic: Ian Georgeson.

He said: “I am privileged to have the opportunity to be lead the firm’s LRT team which boasts a fantastic group of partners and legal directors along with our senior finance, HR, Practice Development Lawyers and technology colleagues.

“Our LRT practice is successful and thriving, which is ultimately down to the skill, commitment, hard work and enthusiasm of my colleagues, and having a collegiate and supportive environment within our team.

“I have been a dispute resolution lawyer for close to 30 years now and it is still a job I love doing. There is a thrill in picking up a client’s problem and analysing and deploying a position and to ultimately deliver a solution.”

When not travelling in his global role, Jim will be based at Pinsent Masons’ new offices at Capital Square in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial district.