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Malcolm Mcgregor

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Compass Chambers (Compass Chambers)


Malcolm is experienced in a wide range of civil litigation. His principal fields of practice are professional disciplinary personal injury, clinical negligence and insurance litigation. This has expanded recently into the field of fraudulent insurance claims and more particularly those involving credit hire. In addition, Malcolm has been instructed in recent FAIs (Glasgow bin lorry (for GPs) and baby Declan Hainey (for social worker).


Called in 1998, Malcolm represented insurers in the first asbestos action to be determined by a jury in Scotland (Kelly v UCS Ltd). He has advised a US Asbestos Trust in respect of claims in the US by UK nationals. He also acted in a clinical negligence action successfully arguing that the claim was timebarred (Bates v Dr George [2012] CSOH 102). Malcolm often acts for insurers in stress at work cases. In terms of insurance litigation, Malcolm is instructed in industrial property damage cases arising from fire where the alleged ignition source is technology supplied (United Central Bakeries v Spooner Industries & Forbo Siegling [2013] CSOH 150). He has a busy reparation and clinical negligence practice in which he is primarily instructed to act on behalf of insurers and doctors respectively. Other reported decisions include: Hall Craggs v Royal Highland Show [2016] CSOH 8 (claim by parents following the death of their child at Highland show); Symphony Equity Investments v Shakeshaft and others [2013] CSOH 102 (defending claim by investment syndicate against former board members); Watters v Masters Golf [2013] CSOH 126 (defending claim on the quality of an electric golf trolley supplied); Wolff v John Moulds (Kilmarnock) Ltd [2011] CSOH 159 (defending claims by relatives in a mesothelioma action where the pursuers argued for damages comparable with jury awards); C v Kemp [2011] CSOH 43 (defending an action concerning a delay in diagnosis of ten year old girl who was subsequently rendered blind); Murphy v East Ayrshire Council [2011] CSOH 136 (care workers transporting a wheelchair-bound man by taxi were not legally responsible for ensuring that he kept his seatbelt fastened). Malcolm is a former ad hoc Advocate Depute.


Advocates’ Personal Injury Law Group.


Edinburgh (1990 LLB Hons; 1991 Dip LP); Heriot Watt University (2006 Certificate in Employment Law).

Scottish Bar

Personal injury and medical negligence

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

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