Personal injury and clinical negligence in Scottish Bar
Ampersand Advocates is home to one of the key teams in personal injury and clinical negligence within Scotland, and has 'real strength in depth' across all levels of call. Members have significant expertise in all areas of such work, with recent cases including fatal accidents, medical device litigation, catastrophic injury and birth injury. A notable recent case for the set is Gibson v Babcock International, a leading case on the issue of secondary exposure to asbestos, in which Simon Di Rollo QC led for the pursuers.
Arnot Manderson Advocates is home to a strong team in the fields of personal injury and medical negligence, which acts for both pursuers and defenders in cases involving issues such as catastrophic injury, road traffic accidents and delayed diagnosis. Of recent note, Nick Gardiner acted for a pursuer seeking reparation following a delay in confirming a diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.
Axiom Advocates is home to several good clinical negligence practitioners, with a particularly strong presence in matters involving large numbers of claimants as well as surgeon's negligence and failed diagnoses cases. Ewen Campbell and Iain Ferguson QC recently represented the MDDUS in defence almost a thousand claims against a since-struck-off dentist concerning exposure to blood-borne infections.
One of the leading sets in personal injury and medical negligence, Compass Chambers 'provides high quality counsel suitable for cases at any level', with members active across all aspects of the personal injury and clinical negligence spaces. Several members are instructed on high-profile medical devices cases such as the vaginal mesh litigation and the metal-on-metal hip litigation.