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  1. Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading silks
  2. Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading juniors

Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading silks

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    • Marion Caldwell QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She has extensive experience in catastrophic injury cases.’
    • Geoff Clarke QC - Compass Chambers β€˜An authoritative silk who is skilful on his feet.’
    • Simon Di Rollo QC - Ampersand β€˜An expert on clinical negligence matters.’
    • Alastair Duncan QC - Axiom Advocates β€˜A very personable silk with a reassuring demeanour.’
    • Roddy Dunlop QC - Axiom Advocates β€˜A very compelling advocate.’
    • Iain Ferguson QC - Axiom Advocates β€˜Very experienced in clinical negligence cases involving obstetric matters.’
    • Angela Grahame QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She is painstaking and great with clients.’
    • Gerald Hanretty QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜A very astute silk.’
    • Lisa Henderson QC - Ampersand β€˜She is extremely hardworking, with extensive experience in high-value personal injury cases.’
    • Steve Love QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He combines drive and tenacity with practicality and an objective eye.’
    • Ian Mackay QC - Compass Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for catastrophic injury claims.’
    • Euan Mackenzie QC - Ampersand β€˜Highly methodical and brilliant in court.’
    • Maria Maguire QC - Ampersand β€˜A formidable advocate who commands respect.’
    • Robert Milligan QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A brilliant court performer.’
    • Graham Primrose QC - Ampersand β€˜Very experienced in personal injury reparation cases.’
    • Martin Richardson QC - Axiom Advocates β€˜A silk with a remarkable intellect.’
    • Douglas Ross QC - Ampersand β€˜He has encyclopaedic legal knowledge.’
    • Lesley Shand QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She is a forceful cross-examiner.’
    • Andrew Smith QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He commands the respect of the court.’
    • Kay Springham QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She makes difficult issues appear straightforward with her concise explanations.’
    • David Stephenson QC - Ampersand β€˜Very well known for representing NHS bodies in clinical malpractice matters.’
    • Lauren Sutherland QC - Ampersand β€˜She is a very conscientious and personable silk.’
    • Gavin Walker QC - Axiom Advocates β€˜He has a great eye for complex arguments and is unafraid to run novel points.’
    • Andrew Young QC - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He hones in on the core issues of a case.’

Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading juniors

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    • Gordon Balfour - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Very conscientious; he has a keen eye for detail.’
    • Ewen Campbell - Axiom Advocates β€˜An excellent junior advocate.’
    • Ruth Charteris - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Dedicated, practical and empathetic.’
    • Kenneth Christine - Compass Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in asbestos claims.’
    • Robin Cleland - Compass Chambers β€˜Staunch and approachable.’
    • James Dawson - Ampersand β€˜He has a very analytical eye.’
    • Una Doherty - Ampersand β€˜A high-calibre advocate.’
    • Fiona Drysdale - Ampersand β€˜Recommended for catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents and medical negligence.’
    • Brian Fitzpatrick - Ampersand β€˜A tenacious negotiator.’
    • Amber Galbraith - Compass Chambers β€˜She takes on all challenges and is fearless in acting for her clients.’
    • Nick Gardiner - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He is unafraid to fight a case.’
    • Neil Mackenzie - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜He combines technical expertise with practical advice and a persuasive court manner.’
    • Andrew MacMillan - Westwater Advocates β€˜A personal injury specialist.’
    • Archie MacSporran - Ampersand β€˜Recommended for cerebral palsy and brain injury cases.’
    • Christian Marney - Ampersand β€˜Robust and intellectual.’
    • Malcolm McGregor - Compass Chambers β€˜Very experienced and user friendly.’
    • David McNaughtan - Compass Chambers β€˜He is extremely thorough and has a balanced approach to problematic cases.’
    • Graeme Middleton - Compass Chambers β€˜An advocate with gravitas and a great tactical brain.’
    • Craig Murray - Compass Chambers β€˜Very experienced in road traffic accident and employers’ liability claims.’
    • Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson Advocates β€˜Stalwart and practical.’
    • Chris Paterson - Axiom Advocates β€˜Clients like his direct yet approachable manner.’
    • Richard Pugh - Compass Chambers β€˜A meticulous advocate who is unafraid to consider new strategic ideas.’
    • Barney Ross - Compass Chambers β€˜A very accomplished court performer.’
    • Astrid Smart - Compass Chambers β€˜A brilliant junior advocate who has experience in public and occupiers’ liability matters.’
    • Helen Watts - Axiom Advocates β€˜Very experienced in cases involving claims against medical professionals.’
    • Laura Wray - Westwater Advocates β€˜Recommended for a broad range of personal injury cases.’

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Ampersand has β€˜excellent depth and breadth of knowledge’ across the medical negligence and personal injury fields, with members handling a broad range of matters including birth injuries, brain and spinal injuries, cerebral palsy claims, as well as fatal and catastrophic injuries.

Arnot Manderson Advocates is noted for its expertise in medical negligence cases, with advocates also handling a wide range of personal injury claims. Recent work includes road traffic accidents, employer’s liability claims, and cases involving failure to diagnose and treat medical issues.

Clinical negligence is a key strength at Axiom Advocates, with multiple members of the stable continuing to act in two high-profile mass litigation matters: the multiple claims against Alan Morrison pertaining to exposure to blood-borne infection, and representing the NHS in the ongoing multi-party transvaginal mesh litigation. In 2018 Martin Richardson QC and Gavin Walker QC were appointed to silk.

In the words of one solicitor, Compass Chambers is β€˜the best stable for personal injury in Scotland’ and has a β€˜good strength in depth of personal injury specialists’. Fatal accidents, catastrophic injuries and industrial disease claims feature in the team’s workload and on the clinical negligence side, the stable reports an uptick in product liability claims.

Recent work for the personal injury and medical negligence team at Westwater Advocates includes catastrophic injuries and multiple product liability claims.

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