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COMPASS CHAMBERS, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, PARLIAMENT SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH1 1RF, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 260 5648
Fax:
Fax 0131 225 3642
Email:
Web:
www.compasschambers.com

Scottish Bar

Commercial litigation

Compass Chambers houses Andrew Smith QC, who appeared in the Worbey & Farrell v Campbell case, handling both the Scottish and the English proceedings.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Andrew Smith QC - Compass Chambers β€˜Very personable and exceptional on his feet when fighting his client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Members of Compass Chambers have expertise in regulatory crime alongside a broad cross-section of criminal offences, including murder and terrorism. In 2016, Mark Stewart QC acted for the defence in the high-profile HMA v Nyomi Fee & Rachel Trelfa case involving the murder of a two-year-old boy.

Crime – Leading silks

Mark Stewart QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A determined advocate, who fights for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Murdo MacLeod QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A first-rate advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Gray QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He communicates complex ideas in a succinct style.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Health and safety, and regulatory

Recent areas of instruction for Compass Chambers’ health and safety/regulatory team include fatal accident inquiries and environmental regulatory work. Steve Love QC took silk in September 2016.

Health and safety, and regulatory – Leading silks

Mark Stewart QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A determined advocate, who looks after his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Murdo MacLeod QC - Compass Chambers β€˜An excellent courtroom performer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Gray QC - Compass Chambers β€˜His advocacy skills are first-rate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Steve Love QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A fantastic advocate and clients love him.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety, and regulatory – Leading juniors

Barry Smith - Compass Chambers β€˜He has in-depth knowledge of health and safety law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Mitchell - Compass Chambers β€˜Specialises in health and safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Susan Duff - Compass Chambers β€˜A tenacious, fearless advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Personal injury and medical negligence

In the words of one solicitor, Compass Chambers is β€˜the go to chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence work’; β€˜the strength in depth is absolutely second to none and it is always the first port of call’. The stable continues to feature prominently in the defective vaginal mesh litigation, while fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries are other areas of instruction. In 2016, Steve Love QC took silk and Jillian Martin-Brown was appointed as a summary sheriff.

Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Smith QC - Compass Chambers β€˜Exceptional on his feet when fighting a client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Angela Grahame QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She has a thorough and analytical approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Geoff Clarke QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He has expert knowledge of disease cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Mackay QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He hones in on the critical aspects of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kay Springham QC - Compass Chambers β€˜Intelligent, practical, straight-talking and very calm under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lesley Shand QC - Compass Chambers β€˜She has a consummate work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marion Caldwell QC - Compass Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for catastrophic injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Milligan QC - Compass Chambers β€˜A very experienced silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Steve Love QC - Compass Chambers β€˜He has an incisive eye for the key issues in a case.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury and medical negligence – Leading juniors

Amber Galbraith - Compass Chambers β€˜Pragmatic, approachable and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Astrid Smart - Compass Chambers β€˜A fantastic junior advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Craig Murray - Compass Chambers β€˜Eloquent, methodical, pragmatic and innovative.’

Ranked: tier 1

David McNaughtan - Compass Chambers β€˜Intelligent and assiduous on details.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gordon Lamont - Compass Chambers β€˜He is great at putting clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Graeme Middleton - Compass Chambers β€˜A strong negotiator with an excellent court presence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kenneth Christine - Compass Chambers β€˜Intelligent and skilful on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Malcolm McGregor - Compass Chambers β€˜Confident and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Pugh - Compass Chambers β€˜Very diligent and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robin Cleland - Compass Chambers β€˜Highly knowledgeable with excellent attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property, construction and agriculture

David Sheldon QC is a key contact at Compass Chambers for high-value property damage disputes.

Property, construction and agriculture – Leading silks

David Sheldon QC - Compass Chambers β€˜His intellect compels the court to listen to him.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Stables overview
Stables – mainly civil practitioners - ranked: tier 1

Compass Chambers

Compass Chambers has a notable reputation for personal injury and clinical negligence law, as well as a particularly strong health and safety/regulatory practice; high-profile fatal accident inquiries are a key area of instruction. Crime is another area of strength. In 2016, significant developments included Steve Love QC’s promotion to silk and Jillian Martin-Brown’s appointment as a summary sheriff. In the clerking team, β€˜the service is exceptional – individuals are friendly, welcoming, good to work with and very efficient’. Practice manager Gavin Herd β€˜deserves special mention’; β€˜all solicitors rate him highly’, β€˜he is very responsive’ and β€˜he knows his advocates extremely well’.

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