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Clyde & Co LLP

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Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Brisbane, Bristol and 47 more

Graeme Watson

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Clyde & Co LLP


Graeme specialises in medical and professional negligence and professional regulation and discipline. He leads the firm's healthcare unit in Scotland and also leads the firm's historic abuse practice. As a solicitor advocate, he represents his clients in all courts, as well as in disciplinary matters before the General Medical Council and other regulatory bodies. His professional negligence practice includes surveyors, accountants and insurance brokers. He is a member of the legal assessors panel for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.


Qualified 2000; joined Simpson & Marwick 1998; partner 2008; partner in Clyde & Co. 2015. Solicitor advocate.


WS Society; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Law Society of Scotland. Speaks regularly at client conferences and delivers training seminars both internally and externally.

Scotland: Insurance

Medical negligence: defender

Within: Leading individuals

Graeme Watson - Clyde & Co LLP

Within: Medical negligence: defender

Following recent growth, Clyde & Co LLP boasts the largest clinical negligence defender team in Scotland. Experienced and well-respected solicitor-advocates Graeme Watson and Duncan Batchelor run the practice, which acts for a variety of medical defence unions as well as major corporations and individuals. The team also advises on fatal accident inquiries, criminal proceedings and internal disciplinary hearings and has expertise in defending complex multi-party claims. Watson is noted for his recent work defending manufacturers in high value product liability claims. Dual-qualified senior associate Claire Raftery assists partners with a broad caseload encompassing fatal accident inquiries and aesthetic surgery cases.

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Personal injury: defender

Within: Leading individuals

Graeme Watson - Clyde & Co LLP

Within: Personal injury: defender

Clyde & Co LLP acts for eighteen of the top twenty UK insurers and all of Scotland’s defence organisations, covering all types of claims. The practice has a track record of successfully defending high value road traffic accidents and fatal claims, and in recent years has established itself as a leading authority in historic abuse litigation, with partner Graeme Watson taking charge of these matters and giving evidence to the Scottish parliament on the crucial issue of limitation.

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