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Individual Profile

Robert Milligan QC

Compass Chambers - Edinburgh

Robert Milligan QC - Compass Chambers
  • Parliament House
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
  • EH1 1RF

Profile submitted by Robert Milligan QC

Practice Areas

Specialist areas: Personal injuries and clinical negligence. Robert has a particular interest in catastrophic injury and fatal claims and product liability. He was instructed by Merck & Co and General Motors in relation to major product liability group actions. He is currently instructed on behalf of a large group of pursuers in the transvaginal mesh and metal hip implant litigations. He appears regularly in the Inner House (appeal court). Robert speaks and writes regularly on personal injury related matters. Robert has been involved in mediations in high value claims. Robert is happy to take on conditional fee and direct access work.

Professional Memberships

Non-executive Director of the Scottish Courts Service Board (2010 to 2014); Member of the Personal Injuries User Group (2003-09) and Sheriff Court Personal Injury User Group (2009 to date); Member of various Faculty of Advocates Committees; Member of the Faculty of Advocates Council; Member of the Advisory Group to the Scottish Law Commission in relation to Prescription and Limitation in Personal Injury Actions. He is co-director of Compass Chambers.


BA Hons in Jurisprudence, University College, Oxford; LLB in Law, Edinburgh University; Trained with Simpson & Marwick, Solicitors, in Edinburgh (1992-94); Called to the Bar – July 1995'; Year of Silk - 2009.


Editor of the Delict Section of the Scottish Human Rights Practice Looseleaf. Quantum Editor in Greens Reparation Bulletin (since March 2000). Author of numerous articles in Scots Law Times, Journal of Personal Injury Law, Greens Civil Practice Bulletin; and Greens Reparation Bulletin. Lectures and Seminars - Robert has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences, including for CLT, APIL, Compass Chambers, the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Young Lawyers Association and the Australian Bar Association. Robert also gave evidence to the Justice Committee in relation to the Damages (Scotland) Bill 2010 in September 2010 and in relation to the Court Reform Bill in April 2014.