Profile submitted by Calum Wilson
Practice includes all aspects of personal injury litigation acting for both pursuers and defenders in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, with particular expertise in asbestos and other industrial disease claims; fatal cases; foreign travel claims and claims arising from accidents abroad; complex, high value claims; and clinical negligence actions. Recent cases include: Wilson v North Lanarkshire Council  CSIH 26 and  CSOH 178 (Employers’ Liability; manual handling; safe systems of work); Shields v Crossroads (Orkney) 2014 S.L.T. 190 (Employers’ Liability; Psychiatric Harm; Pleadings; Relevancy); Moran v Freyssinet Ltd 2016 S.C. 188 and 2015 Rep.L.R. 15 (Chapter 43 procedure; failure to lodge Statement of Valuation of Claim; Decree by Default); Towers v Flaws & Anr.  CSIH PD1537/13 (Refusal of Issues; fatal road traffic accident claim); Smith v Scottish Ministers 2015 G.W.D. 17-292 (Prison Officer – injury sustained during training exercise; Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999; Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992; Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998); McCreery v Letson  CSOH 153 (Road Traffic Accident – pedestrian; liability; contributory negligence); Hall-Craggs v Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland 2016 S.L.T. 311 (Action of Damages - Motion for Summary Decree); Cumming v SSE plc 2017 Rep.L.R. 82 and 2016 Rep.L.R. 75 (Action for Damages in the Sheriff Court – pleural plaques; sanction for the employment of Counsel – Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, s. 108); Stanger & Ors. v Flaws & Anr. Court of Session Civil Jury Trial 14 - 17.06.16. (Fatal Claim – loss of society awards); Hunter’s Executrix Nominate v Advocate General for Scotland (a.k.a. Gray v Advocate General for Scotland) 2016 S.L.T. 166 (Title to sue – loss of society – whether adults could claim as “children” – Damages (Scotland) Act 2011).
M.A (Hons) (St Andrews University 1980 – 1984); LL.B. (with distinction), Dip.L.P. (University of Edinburgh 1984 - 1987); Solicitor (1989 – 2001); admitted to the Faculty of Advocates June 2002; Tutor in Civil Court Practice, University of Edinburgh 2002 – 2006; Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates July 2009 – October 2014; Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland (Ministry of Defence) August 2015 to date.