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Ampersand has a ‘good depth of counsel’ and is noted for its ‘very high quality and experience’ in all areas of personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence. Lauren Sutherland handled a case involving the suicide of a young girl who had ingested caustic soda.

Arnot Manderson Advocates has ‘outstanding practitioners at all levels of qualification’. Gordon Balfour represented the pursuer in a case in which it was alleged that firemen had negligently failed to completely extinguish a fire at a farmhouse.

Axiom Advocates has seen an uptick in clinical negligence cases. James Wolffe QC is leading the defence in multi-party transvaginal mesh litigation for the NHS in Scotland, with other members also involved. The set also handles other negligence cases, such as those involving law firms and architects.

Noted for its ‘breadth and depth of quality’, Compass Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent stable for personal injury/reparation work’. The stable recently had counsel on opposing sides in Supreme Court case Kennedy v Cordia and features prominently in the defective vaginal mesh litigation. Susan O’Brien QC became non-practising to chair an inquiry into historical abuse in children’s homes.

Westwater Advocates’ ‘experienced and approachable counsel’ deal with a wide range of high-value and complex cases, including matters involving fatalities and catastrophic injuries. In McManus v City Link and others, Andrew Hajducki QC handled a claim for damages for residents of properties built on contaminated land in Motherwell.

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