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Compass Chambers’ ethos is simple: to demonstrate excellence at all times, working together with clients to achieve the best possible outcome, always. The chambers’ membership, based exclusively on merit, embraces this ethos which is central to its outstanding reputation.

The stable: Compass Chambers is a recognised centre of excellence in reparation, regulatory crime and professional negligence litigation. Members include some of the most well-instructed and highly regarded counsel at the Scottish Bar and, as a result, have considerable experience in all Scottish courts from the Sheriff Court to the UK Supreme Court. Many of its members are on the panels of several leading insurers, publishers and disciplinary bodies. Many members are rated in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK as leading in their areas of practice and Compass is ranked band one as a stable for personal injury, health and safety, and clinical negligence by the Chambers UK Directory.

An essential part of the Compass ethos is to seek to give added value at all times. To that end, Compass hosts regular conferences across the country at which the most recent developments in its respective core areas are presented to a wide audience.

As an organisation, Compass is at the forefront of innovating the way in which counsel interacts with agents and clients, and aims to offer a commercially sensitive, comprehensive and cost-effective service.

Types of work undertaken: In the reparation field, members of Compass specialise in personal injury, property damage, insurance law and fatal accident inquiries.

In the field of regulatory crime, members specialise in the defence of allegations brought under health and safety, road traffic, environmental and corporate financial legislation, and also appear regularly in fatal accident inquiries; in particular those relating to fatalities in the workplace.

In the field of professional negligence, members specialise in clinical negligence, professional negligence by members of other professions (solicitors, architects, etc) as well as professional disciplinary proceedings and director’s disqualifications.

In addition to its core strengths, Compass includes within its membership specialists in contract and commercial litigation, public inquiries, fatal accident inquiries and public law.

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