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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant — Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds


BTO Solicitors LLP - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Edinburgh

What the team is known for Robust team of experienced defence lawyers active in the full gamut of medical and dental negligence claims. Frequently represents medical professionals in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts as well as in fatal accident inquiries and public inquiries. Regularly instructed by medical defence organisations and additionally involved in privately defended actions.

Work highlights Acted for Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland in the defence of a general dental practitioner in a claim involving an alleged failure to make a timely referral to hospital for an ulcer which was subsequently found to be cancerous.

Advised the Dental Defence Union in a case relating to a delayed diagnosis of hip dysplasia.

Significant clients Medical Protection Society, Medical Defence Union (MDU), Dental Protection.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators deem Laura Donald to be a "very good" and "highly regarded" practitioner, with one source noting that she is "always very understanding." Her varied practice includes medical and dental claims and fatal accident inquiries.

"Respected lawyer" Douglas Jessiman is a seasoned defence representative with extensive experience of acting for a wide spectrum of health practitioners. He is regularly instructed to assist with claims, including large-scale actions, as well as fatal accident inquiries and public inquiries.

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Clyde & Co LLP - Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Edinburgh

What the team is known for Adroit group of professional negligence specialists, regularly handling cases that attract a high level of media attention. Possesses a wealth of experience in a diverse range of clinical negligence proceedings and stands out for its extensive track record in mesh litigation cases. Adept at representing private entities as well as medical defence organisations.

Work highlights Advised the MDU on behalf of a breast surgeon in a clinical negligence action involving alleged lack of informed consent and negligent surgery. The case raised issues relating to conflict of interest and limitation.

Defended Johnson & Johnson Medical in four cases in the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court as part of the Scottish pelvic mesh litigation, relating to the insertion of products to treat stress urinary incontinence and prolapse.

Significant clients Medical Protection Society, Dental Protection, Dental Defence Union, RSA, ACE.

Notable practitioners

Graeme Watson boasts a broad professional negligence practice and is a well-regarded name in the clinical negligence arena. He is active in a broad range of claims, including fatal matters.

Duncan Batchelor attracts praise for his track record in mesh litigation cases, as well as other clinical negligence defence work. Sources describe him as a practitioner who is "excellent to work with, very able and very pleasant."

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BTO Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Market commentators deem Laura Donald to be a "very good" and "highly regarded" practitioner, with one source noting that she is "always very understanding." Her varied practice includes medical and dental claims and fatal accident inquiries.

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BTO Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

"Respected lawyer" Douglas Jessiman is a seasoned defence representative with extensive experience of acting for a wide spectrum of health practitioners. He is regularly instructed to assist with claims, including large-scale actions, as well as fatal accident inquiries and public inquiries.

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Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Graeme Watson boasts a broad professional negligence practice and is a well-regarded name in the clinical negligence arena. He is active in a broad range of claims, including fatal matters.

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Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Duncan Batchelor attracts praise for his track record in mesh litigation cases, as well as other clinical negligence defence work. Sources describe him as a practitioner who is "excellent to work with, very able and very pleasant."

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Brodies LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

According to one interviewee, Duncan Mawby of Brodies LLP is "always someone who you can have a conversation with." He represents doctors and dentists in clinical negligence cases and fatal accident inquiries. He has recently acted on a number of fatal claims.

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