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Balfour+Manson LLP

56-66 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH, EH2 1LS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 200 1200
Fax:
Fax 0131 200 1300
DX:
ED4 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.balfour-manson.co.uk
Aberdeen, Edinburgh

David Short

Tel:
Work 0131 200 1285
Email:
Web:
www.balfour-manson.co.uk/our-people/david-short/
Balfour+Manson LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner and Head of litigation. An extensive practice acting on behalf of individuals, Trade Unions and professional associations. Main areas of practice include aviation accidents, work related accidents and disease cases. He is the only APIL accredited Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist in Scotland. Cross border mesothelioma cases are a speciality. David also deals with a large number of road traffic matters. He has represented the Pilots Union, BALPA for over twenty five years. He is a past Steering Committee member of Piper Alpha and Brent Spar disasters. David has represented clients throughout the world in over twenty air crash cases. He is currently working with the Steering Committee of Malaysian Airlines MH17 claimants and is representing clients in the Norwegien Super Puma accident of April 2016. He has recently represented clients in the Shoreham air show crash and the Sumburgh helicopter crash. David is also currently representing Kenyan tea pickers who have been injured on tea plantations in Kenya owned by a Scottish company.

Career

Trained Lawford Kidd and Lawfords; qualified 1986; partner at Lawford Kidd for 25 years; joined Balfour+Manson LLP as partner 2012 to date. Reporter to the Scottish Legal Aid Board. Assessor for the Law Society of Scotland Personal Injury Panel. Writer to the Signet and Notary Public.

Member

APIL (Fellow); PEOPIL (member of general board).

Education

University of Dundee (Economics and Accountancy); University of Strathclyde (Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

One son. Enjoys hill walking, cycling and travel.


Scotland: Insurance

Personal injury: pursuer

Within: Leading individuals

David Short - Balfour+Manson LLP

Within: Personal injury: pursuer

Balfour+Manson LLP is consistently involved in complex cases, often involving multiple claimants or cross-border elements, in areas such as public liability, aviation and catastrophic road traffic accidents. APIL accredited fellow David Short, who heads the firm's litigation team, has a background in aviation and mesothelioma claims, while David S McIntosh handles a wide range of high-value claims relating to areas including workplace stress and traumatic brain injuries. Fatal claims arising from offshore accidents represent another key source of work for this specialist team.

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