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Ledingham Chalmers LLP

JOHNSTONE HOUSE, 52-54 ROSE STREET, ABERDEEN, AB10 1HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 408408
Fax:
Fax 01224 408400
DX:
AB15 ABERDEEN
Email:
Web:
www.ledinghamchalmers.com

Graeme Edward

Tel:
Work 01224 408608
Email:
Web:
www.ledinghamchalmers.com
Ledingham Chalmers LLP

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.

Member

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.


Scotland: Insurance

Personal injury: defender

Within: Personal injury: defender

Ledingham Chalmers LLP has particular expertise in counter-fraud, catastrophic and fatal claims (including employer liability, disease, and RTA cases) in addition to defending claims against local authorities. The group is jointly led by John Chalmers, Graeme Edward (who is ‘extremely pragmatic’) and the ‘determined and tenaciousVictoria Leslie, who has ‘a strong track record of fantastic results’. Sarah Morris has extensive public and private sector experience and recently defended Midlothian Council, via TopMark, in connection with two claims emanating from an incident in which teachers assaulted a pupil with special needs, leading to a finding that the client was not liable. Morris is defending a local authority in a stress at work claim brought by an employee.

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