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Digby Brown LLP

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Scotland: Insurance

Medical negligence: pursuer
Medical negligence: pursuer - ranked: tier 1

Digby Brown LLP

Digby Brown LLP has a reputation for taking on high value claims and consistently achieving strong results for clients. The tenacious, specialist team are highly active in the Court of Session, where they pursue the full range of medical negligence claims, often involving negligent surgery or misdiagnosis. 'Formidable' practice head Sue Grant has more than 20 years of litigation experience and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in both personal injury and medical negligence. The team recently negotiated a six-figure settlement for the partner of a man who suffered irreparable brain damage following late diagnosis of an aneurysm.

Practice head(s):Sue Grant


'The go-to personal injury pursuer firm for high value contentious claims in Scotland.'

'A pleasure to work with. They are committed to achieving the best outcome for all of their clients. '

Leading individuals

Sue Grant - Digby Brown LLP

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Personal injury: pursuer
Personal injury: pursuer - ranked: tier 1

Digby Brown LLP

Digby Brown LLP has an impressive share of personal injury claimant work in Scotland, fielding a large team across offices in seven different regions of Scotland. The practice, which is led by Gordon Dalyell, is particularly well-known for its work on claims relating to road traffic accidents, mesothelioma and aviation disasters such as the Clutha Helicopter crash in which Mark Gibson achieved settlements for all of his clients. In 2018 the firm raised approximately 1,300 court actions, bolstered by Compensate, a new in-house funding package.

Practice head(s):Gordon Dalyell

Other key lawyers:Mark Gibson


'A very efficient and effective model - the firm has specialist teams which mean their lawyers develop expertise in working on different types of cases, and junior staff are rotated to give them broad experience.'

Work highlights

  • Achieving a high value settlement for a client who sustained significant injuries in a road traffic accident in 2012, preventing him from working in private healthcare in his home country, the US, and therefore including a substantial loss of earnings element.
  • Pursuing a claim against Glasgow City Council on behalf of the relatives of a victim of the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in 2014.
  • Obtaining settlement for more than double the original amount sought for the pursuer in a high value mesothelioma action relating to historic exposure to asbestos during the course of the claimant's employment at two separate companies.
  • Acting for a young man who injured his hand while working on a fishing vessel.
Leading individuals

Mark Gibson - Digby Brown LLP

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Scotland: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 4

Digby Brown LLP

Digby Brown LLP has carved out a specialism in pursuing contested adoption orders for clients, leading to a string of successful adoptions. Besides this line of work the firm has a reputation for advising high net worth individuals on prenuptial agreements and in representing clients in divorce proceedings, often with international aspects such as parties who reside in different countries. 'Charismatic and knowledgeable' associate Roger Mackenzie, who joined the firm in 2015 to set up the family law team, regularly acts in cases involving valuations of business interests. Sue Grant advises Scottish Adoption and sits on the Board of Clan Child Law.

Practice head(s):Roger Mackenzie

Other key lawyers:Sue Grant

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