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Jackson Boyd LLP

Medical negligence: pursuer Tier 2

Jackson Boyd LLP  increased its fee income by 100% in 2018, achieving a high volume of settlements for clients. Well-regarded solicitor advocate Debbie Milne manages the employers’ and public liability side of the team, which focuses predominantly on birth injury and stillborn claims, surgical errors and misdiagnosis, with niche expertise in gynaecology treatment errors. Recent cases have involved challenging liability aspects, with multiple potential defenders, as well as questions concerning consent in relation to treatment options. The practice benefits from its positive relationship with the Central Legal Office and Scotland’s medical defence unions, which Milne personally oversees and develops.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Milne; Alan Macdonald


‘Debbie Milne is very experienced and able in her field of medical negligence. She is organised, sensible in her approach, pleasant to deal with and a good negotiator.’

‘Debbie Milne is an excellent solicitor with outstanding case analysis skills.’

Personal injury: pursuer Tier 3

Jackson Boyd LLP handles high value road traffic accidents and a wide range of employers liability claims, including offshore accidents, noise induced hearing loss and construction accidents. In 2018 the team experienced notable growth: the firm's employers liability team increased its instructions by almost 50%, and its motor team saw a 30% increase in fee income. 'Extremely capable' solicitor advocate Debbie Milne has particular expertise with industrial disease claims and a strong reputation for handling brain and spinal injuries sustained at work or during public accidents.

Practice head(s):

Alan Macdonald; Debbie Milne


‘All of the team’s solicitors have great rapport with their clients and work hard to make sure that key areas are well researched/investigated and appropriate experts instructed when required.’

‘The team at Jackson Boyd are experienced, knowledgeable and proactive and provide great customer service.’

‘Professional, efficient and capable of dealing with cases across the whole spectrum of subject matters.’

‘Debbie Milne is a determined lawyer who fights her corner with real spirit and tenacity.’

‘Alan MacDonald is unflappable and completely reliable.’

Jackson Boyd has been one of the leading litigation firms in Scotland for over 25 years.  In 2017 the firm re-branded  having previously been HBJ Claim Solutions. The firm is known for expertise in Personal injury cases, employment claims and advice and general dispute resolution.

In 2018 the firm achieved gold level accreditation with Investors in People.

Personal Injury
Jackson Boyd is a leading firm of personal injury solicitors in Scotland and we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge, our client care, and our ability to succeed in obtaining the very best financial results for our clients on a regular basis. Our partners drive the team, maintaining strong reputations in the market. Supported by a talented team of solicitors and paralegals, we handle the full spectrum of personal injury cases including all types of accidents from claims involving whiplash to life-threatening and catastrophic injuries, employers’ and public liability, industrial  and asbestos-related disease, road traffic accidents, cycling accidents, criminal injuries and travel claims.

Clinical Negligence
Year on year, our team handles medical and dental claims instructed by insurers and individuals. Our expertise in fatal claims, treatment error and misdiagnosis, catastrophic injury, delay in diagnosis, premature hospital discharge and birth injury claims continues to place us among the most active teams in Scotland.

Our employment team acts on behalf of Claimants and Respondents, on an equal split. Our breadth of experience for claimants and respondents gives us a complete and unrivaled understanding and informs how we approach each case. Most of our work is pursuing and defending cases in the Employment Tribunal, conducting our own advocacy and running hearings. We also carry out some advisory work.

Dispute Resolution
Our dispute resolution team deals with a broad range of dispute resolution cases including landlord and tenant disputes, neighbour disputes, contractual disputes and debt recovery.

Department Name Email Telephone
Personal Injury Alan Macdonald 0141 249 6175
Medical Negligence Debbie Milne 0141 249 6906
Dispute Resolution Van McKellar 0141 249 6187
Employment Laura Macdonald 0141 249 6176