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Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant — Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds


Anderson Strathern - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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BLM - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Brodies LLP - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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BTO Solicitors LLP - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Burness Paull - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Clyde & Co LLP - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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DAC Beachcroft Scotland - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Harper Macleod LLP - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Our team is one of Scotland’s largest insurance practices, providing advice on complex insurance, litigation and risk matters for corporate clients in every sector as well as public sector organisations and the insurance industry.

We offer a complete service, incorporating both contentious and non-contentious experience, and provide extensive technical expertise in insurance law and risk management.

The team also deals with pursuing or defending all aspects of claims, including employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic claims.

Our team brings together practitioners with in-depth practical legal experience and expertise in key disciplines. Our services include:

  • Complex claims litigation & dispute resolution
  • Contractual Issues
  • Employers’ & occupiers’ liability
  • Fraud
  • Health & safety
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance contracts
  • Medical negligence
  • Policy interpretation and placement
  • Road traffic accidents

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Morton Fraser - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Weightmans - Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant Department

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Senior Statesperson

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Peter Anderson has a wealth of experience acting on insurance litigation, with significant expertise in employers' liability, public liability and motor cases.

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Band 1

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Highly regarded practitioner Gordon Keyden is described as "experienced, knowledgeable and well connected" by interviewees. He handles claims concerning catastrophic and fatal accidents, as well as occupational disease and motor cases.

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Band 2

Catherine A Currie

BTO Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Clients commend Catherine Currie for being "very technically good, commercially aware and astute," as well as "experienced and pragmatic." She has a broad personal injury practice encompassing catastrophic and fatal claims, as well as employers' and product liability.

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Band 2

Brodies LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Elena Fry handles a range of complex personal injury claims, covering employers' and public liability, as well as disease cases. Clients include insurers, companies and public bodies. Interviewees say: "She is able to turn her hand to any type of claim and deal with it efficiently and pragmatically. She is also able to strike up a rapport with any type of customer, which helps massively on complex claims."

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Band 2

Weightmans

From the Chambers UK guide

Douglas Keir is a well-respected litigator, assisting a variety of clients with matters such as motor, employers' and public liability claims. He has significant experience in large-loss and fatal claims.

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Band 2

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Market commentators find Vikki Melville to be "a real pleasure to work with" and "excellent with clients." She regularly undertakes high-value RTA claims, as well as public and employers' liability cases. Her recent case highlights include defending First Scotland East in proceedings concerning the death of a bus passenger.

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Band 3

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

Karen Dance has a long track record of representing companies and insurers in reparation cases. She advises on the full scope of claims including RTAs, public liability and employers' liability. She has a particular focus on claims involving veterinary or equestrian litigation.

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Band 3

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Gilles Graham specialises in occupational disease cases. He has further knowledge of employers' and public liability cases. Clients say: "He has superb attention to detail and knowledge of the cases, and is extremely approachable."

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Band 3

DAC Beachcroft Scotland

From the Chambers UK guide

John Maillie represents major insurance companies in catastrophic personal injury claims. Recently this includes acting for Alpha Insurance in defence of an RTA claim in which the pursuer was knocked down by a taxi. Clients describe him as "down-to-earth, easy to get on with and inspiring confidence."

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Band 3

Burness Paull

From the Chambers UK guide

Head of department Ewan McIntyre has a broad practice encompassing product liability, fraud and professional liability cases, including catastrophic and fatal cases. He has significant knowledge of the oil and gas and aviation sectors. Interviewees describe him as "well organised, meticulous and methodical," as well as "absolutely charming" and "very good and empathetic with clients."

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Band 3

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

David Tait leads the occupational disease team with notable experience representing insurers and companies in asbestos litigation.

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Band 3

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

According to market commentators, David Taylor is a "very well-respected" practitioner. He represents insurers in defence of property damage claims, particularly large-loss fire or flood cases.

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Band 4

Kennedys

From the Chambers UK guide

Peter Demick recently joined Kennedys and focuses on large-loss claims with a caseload spanning motor, property damage and product liability mandates. Sources describe him as "friendly and competent," with "excellent communication skills."

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Band 4

BTO Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Garry Ferguson acts for insurance companies in defence of various personal injury claims, including public liability, stress or harassment cases and motor claims. According to one interviewee, "Garry is a very approachable and pragmatic lawyer who is proactive in trying to reach a sensible settlement. He is a knowledgeable lawyer and a nice chap to deal with."

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Band 4

BTO Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Carly Forrest regularly handles catastrophic or fatal injury claims, with experience in cases involving brain injuries, spinal problems and psychological disorders. Clients say: "Carly is bright, enthusiastic and exceptional at finding solutions at an early stage."

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Band 4

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

Frank Hughes is an experienced litigator advising on a wide range of personal injury cases. He specialises in catastrophic claims, complex loss and emerging risks. He has further expertise in disease litigation. One impressed source states: "He has met several short deadlines and on each occasion produced work of high quality which is also succinct. I can think of no weaknesses he has."

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Band 4

DAC Beachcroft Scotland

From the Chambers UK guide

Interviewees appreciate that Andrew Ireland is "hugely knowledgeable, experienced and a strong negotiator." He specialises in public and employers' liability claims, regularly undertaking catastrophic or complex cases.

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Band 4

Kennedys

From the Chambers UK guide

Rory Jackson heads the personal injury team at Kennedys. He assists self-insured companies and insurers with a range of claims such as employers', public and motor liability, with experience in complex and fatal incidents. Clients say: "Rory is very knowledgeable over a broad spectrum of technical areas," adding: "He is approachable and provides prompt advice which is easy to understand."

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Band 4

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

Rachel Rough heads the catastrophic injury team, with experience in claims involving spinal damage, brain injuries and amputation. She is described as "technically superb and very good with clients."

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Band 4

BLM

From the Chambers UK guide

Clients appreciate Gillian Rushbury's "excellent knowledge and calm manner." Acting as a solicitor advocate, she handles a range of employers' and public liability claims.

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Up and Coming

Clyde & Co LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Andrew Constable enters the rankings following effusive praise from interviewees. He is an experienced litigator undertaking a range of personal injury claims including RTAs and public liability. According to interviewees, "he is very in touch with the needs of the client, understanding our values and visions. He is very engaged and actively supports the work we are doing."

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Up and Coming

Morton Fraser

From the Chambers UK guide

Clients describe Jenny Dickson as "an extremely good communicator" who is "very knowledgeable and provides an excellent service." She handles a full range of defendant personal injury work, with a particular focus on disease cases including asbestos claims.

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Associates to watch

Anderson Strathern

From the Chambers UK guide

According to market commentators, Sarah Phillips is "confident, competent and efficient, with a firm grasp of the law." Her caseload includes representing insurers and public bodies in matters such as public and motor liability, occupational disease, property damage and indemnity issues.

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