Suzanne McGarrigle > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
G1 3PE



Suzanne specialises in defender personal injury work, covering the full range from employer liability to public liability claims, RTA work as well as some product liability cases. A particular area of her practice is related to industrial disease claims and the particular challenges associated with these types of claims. These include a large amount of claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure resulting in a whole range of medical conditions from pleural plaques through to mesothelioma and also an increasing number of noise induced hearing loss claims.

Suzanne’s clients range from self-insured companies to loss adjusters, insurers and public sector bodies. She has experience of dealing with claims in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. Her focus is on being proactive and developing a strategy as soon as possible, being aware of each client’s needs and communicating effectively so the legal process is clear and her clients feel comfortable making decisions. Suzanne particularly enjoys developing an understanding of a defender’s operation and what they do.

Suzanne is also a Solicitor Advocate, which permits her to represent clients in the civil courts at all levels.

Suzanne regularly speaks at clients’ in-house training sessions on developments in liability insurance and aspects of Scottish court procedure.


MA (Hons) LLB Dip LP

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Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.