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Anderson Strathern is noted for its ‘excellent service’ in matters involving birth injuries, misdiagnoses and career-ending incidents. Catriona Watt leads the practice with Robert Carr.

Balfour+Manson LLP’s ‘highly regarded’ practice has ‘a longstanding reputation for excellence’. Work includes cerebral palsy cases, fatality claims and fertility treatment issues. Key names include the ‘approachable and professionalElaine Motion, Ann Logan and ‘excellent’ senior partner Fred Tyler.

Digby Brown LLP is noted for its experience in handling some of the most complex and highest-value claims in Scotland, including those relating to obstetric negligence. Sue Grantexercises effective oversight over her team while maintaining a very nice manner with clients’.

Drummond Miller LLP’s team advises on claims relating to missed diagnoses, birth injuries and surgical errors. Liesa Spiller heads the practice.

Brodies LLP has ‘a very cohesive team with a thorough knowledge of the area’. Work includes misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and botched surgery cases. David Armstrong is ‘highly approachable’.

Harper Macleod LLP’s ‘thoroughly professional’ team has considerable expertise in fatal and wrongful death claims, often funded by insurers. The ‘determined but sensible’ Douglas Cowan is recommended. Jill Sinclair joined DWF in June 2016.

Morton Fraser’s work includes fatal claims and non-fatal claims regarding surgical errors and missed diagnoses. Jenny Dickson leads the practice.

Shoosmiths entered the market in November 2015 after recruiting Judy Williamson from Anderson Strathern. Work includes fatal claims and birth injury cases.

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