Firm Profile > Weightmans LLP > Glasgow, Scotland

Weightmans LLP
The Hub
144 West George Street
G2 2HG

Personal injury: defender Tier 3

From its office in Glasgow, Weightmans LLP advises insurers, PLCs and large public and private companies on a range of issues relating to road traffic collisions, industrial disease, accidents at work and public liability matters, often with a cross-border element. The practice enjoyed a successful 2019, winning appointments to the insurance panels of AXA XL, MMI and First Central Insurance. Douglas Keir , Pamela Stevenson and Seonaid Busby are the key practitioners.


‘Weightmans’ client service is first class and they are always my first choice when instructing a Scottish legal firm. They are collectively very knowledgeable and always ready to dedicate time and attention to any queries I have.’

‘Engaging, subject matter experts who are quick to respond and easy to access.’

‘Both Pamela Stevenson and Seonaid Busby have provided our company with dedicated, comprehensive reports and knowledge and regularly visit to provide training to our insurance claims staff. They are always approachable and eager to help.’

‘Doug Kier, Seonaid Busby and Pamela Stevenson have all been supportive across a number of areas including training support.’

Key clients

AIG Europe

The Co-operative Insurance

Zurich Insurance

Sabre Insurance

First Central Insurance


PIB Insurance Brokers


Doosan Babcock

Peel Ports


Motor Insurers Bureau

HDI Global SE

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow Tier 4

Weightmans LLP’s Scottish real estate team works as part of the wider national group. It handles commercial real estate transactions in the office, retail, leisure and industrial sectors. Clients benefit from the group's expertise in investment transactions, development, finance and litigation. Cassandra Auld is the head of the practice.

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Key clients

Regent Capital


Caudwell Properties


Certas Energy UK Ltd

Thorntons Ltd

M.G.F. (Trench Construction Systems) Ltd

Blythswood Property Management Ltd

Octopus Group


Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow Tier 4

Weightmans LLP’s Glasgow corporate offering mainly advises OMBs and SMEs on M&A, general corporate matters, governance, equity subscriptions and company law. Commercial contracts, GDPR and technology are other areas of expertise for the team. Corporate partner Claire McCracken is Glasgow office head; the Manchester-based Sarah Walton is head of service delivery for the firm's corporate, commercial and wills, trusts & estates teams.

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Apadmi Limited

Mercarto Limited

CyberScout LLC


Studio Messa PTY Limited

International Medical Press Limited

Surrey & Sussex Police

British Transport Police

Luxfer Mel Technologies

Nucleus Holdings Limited

ExposePro Limited

Rutland County Council

University of Newcastle

British Swimming

Real Life Options

McGill’s Bus Services Limited

Fairway Sports Capital Limited

Environmental Air Conditioning (Scotland) Limited

Edinburgh Marina Granton Harbour Limited

FGHJ Limited

Brewstore Limited

Mudataco Limited

SB Drug Discovery Limited

Optimus Accounting Limited

Weightmans is an award-winning UK law firm, employing more than 1,200 people. The firm has grown rapidly because of its focus on two key aspects of its business: its clients and its people.

The firm: Weightmans’ people are determined to achieve the best result for their clients. The firm monitors results to provide value that can be measured – ensuring clients come back time and time again and that it is their preferred choice of legal service provider. As such the firm recognises the importance of its people enjoying what they do. That’s why it is committed to creating a friendly and inspiring working environment.

Types of work undertaken: The firm’s practice is structured into six key segments: built environment, corporates, insurance, owner managed businesses (OMB), private client and public bodies.

In brief, the firm offers a formidable reputation and heritage in insurance in which it is a leading national player; a substantial and diverse range of commercial services for public sector bodies, large institutions, owner-managed businesses and plcs; an impressive reputation in the public sector market, acting for many local, police and fire authorities and a range of NHS trusts, and a full family and private client service, including wills, tax, probate and residential conveyancing.

Weightmans is a national firm with international reach, with an extensive informal network of law firms in most foreign jurisdictions courtesy of its membership of Insurance Law Global (ILG) and Legalink.

Clients: the firm’s clients include insurance companies, public sector organisations, UK plcs, multinational companies, education establishments, private individuals, SMEs and owner managed businesses.

Other offices: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner John Schorah
Senior partner David Lewis
Built environment Karl Jackson
Corporates Tim Lang
Insurance Rob Williams
OMB Paul Raftery
Private client Carole Atkinson
Public bodies Martin Forshaw
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cassandra Auld photo Cassandra Auld    Cassy is an experienced, driven and extremely approachable real estate lawyer…
 Carolyn Bowie  photo Carolyn Bowie    Carolyn is a key member of the firm’s business immigration team.…
 Carolyn Bowie  photo Carolyn Bowie    Carolyn is a key member of the firm’s business immigration team.…
 Noel Ferry photo Noel Ferry    Noel is a solicitor advocate based in our Glasgow office specialising…
 Nicola Gonnella photo Nicola Gonnella    Nicola is a partner in our corporate and commercial team, based…
 Steven Harte  photo Steven Harte    Steven is an experienced employment law specialist. He provides advice on…
 Steven Harte  photo Steven Harte    Steven is an experienced employment law specialist. He provides advice on…
 Ingrid McGhee  photo Ingrid McGhee    Ingrid is a key member of the firm’s business immigration practice.…
 Pamela Stevenson photo Pamela Stevenson    Pamela joined Weightmans in Glasgow in September 2014 as an Insurance…
 Zoe Strong  photo Zoe Strong    Zoe joined Weightmans in 2006 as a newly qualified solicitor. Zoe…
 Claire Thornber photo Claire Thornber    Claire Thornber joined Weightmans as a partner in 2018.  Claire has…
 Andrew Warren photo Andrew Warren    Andrew specialises in commercial real estate transactions across a range of…
 Louise Welsh  photo Louise Welsh    Louise qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and has experience of…
 Louise Welsh  photo Louise Welsh    Louise qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and has experience of…
Number of UK partners : 197
Number of other UK fee-earners : 633