Alan Calvert > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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The head of Brodies’ professional negligence grouping, Alan specialises in claims involving professionals and others in the commercial sector on behalf of corporate, partnership and insurer clients. He has particular experience of claims against engineers, surveyors and others in the construction industry, as well as solicitors, accountants and professionals in the financial and insurance sectors. Alan has a special interest in mediation and ADR in all his areas of specialism. He has a keen commercial eye on advising when litigation is in a client’s best interests and when their interests are better served outside the Court process and by using alternative, solution driven approaches.


Qualified 1984; partner 1991. He was part of the 80-strong team who joined Brodies LLP from Bishops in August 2006.


Law Society of Scotland; WS Society (Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet); Chartered Insurance Institute; Forum of Insurance Lawyers; Scottish Medico Legal Society.


Glasgow University (LLB Hons; Dip LP).

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Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence

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Alan CalvertBrodies LLP

The ‘efficient and exceptionally good value‘ professional negligence team at Brodies LLP has expertise in defendant work across sectors including real estate and construction. Jointly led by Alan Calvert in Edinburgh and Alisdair Matheson in Glasgow, the team is skilled in handling high-value disputes and claims against professional bodies including other solicitors, with specific capabilities in alternative dispute resolution. Louise Kelso has expertise in acting across a range of sectors such as financial services, construction, and education. Othe key members include experienced associate James Jerman who handles large and often sensitive multi-party disputes for clients.