Graeme Edward > Ledingham Chalmers LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Ledingham Chalmers LLP
JOHNSTONE HOUSE
52-54 ROSE STREET
ABERDEEN
AB10 1HA
Scotland

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Solicitor-advocate with extended rights of audience to appear in the Court of Session and the Supreme Court. Accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law and specialises in defending personal injury claims in both the Court of Session and in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. Advises some of the UK’s largest general insurers as well as local authorities, public sector bodies, loss adjusters and other insurance intermediaries. Main areas of expertise are employer’s liability, public liability, industrial disease, professional negligence and motor claims. Also experienced in health and safety law providing advice to clients on health and safety issues and representing companies and public bodies following criminal prosecution under health and safety legislation and at fatal accident inquiries.

Career

Trained James & George Collie; qualified 1997; solicitor in litigation department undertaking a wide range of general litigation 1997-98; litigation assistant Bishop & Robertson Chalmers, Glasgow 1998-99; senior assistant Morison Bishop, Glasgow 1999-2002; associate Bishops, Glasgow 2005; partner Ledingham Chalmers, Aberdeen 2005; head of litigation division (which covers three offices: Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness) 2006 to date; qualified as a solicitor-advocate 2007.

Memberships

Law Society of Scotland; Forum of Insurance Lawyers; Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association; Aberdeen Bar Association; Society of Solicitor-Advocates.

Education

Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen; Strathclyde University (1991 BA Hons; 1994 LLB; 1995 Dip LP).

Leisure

Tennis, golf, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender

Jointly led by John Chalmers, Victoria Leslie and Graeme Edward, Ledingham Chalmers LLP‘s team is renowned regionally for the large volume of work it undertakes for local authorities in Scotland. It is particularly knowledgeable about employers’ liability, industrial disease and public liability issues. The group also handles cases across Scotland for insurers, with particular expertise in fraudulent, catastrophic injury and fatal claims. Sarah Morris garners client praise as ‘a very able and experienced litigator‘.