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Digby Brown LLP

CALEDONIAN HOUSE, GREENMARKET, DUNDEE, DD1 4QB, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 200 5925
Fax:
Fax 01382 205915
DX:
DD26 Dundee
Email:
Web:
www.digbybrown.co.uk

As the largest specialist personal injury practice in Scotland, acting almost exclusively for claimants, the firm is known for its expertise across personal injury and clinical negligence-related claims, as well as work on employment issues.

The firm

Digby Brown was named Law Firm of the Year and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Firm of the Year at the Scott & Co. Legal Awards 2018, the latest in a series of national awards reflecting its status and CSR work in recent years. Delivering results for clients is at the heart of the firm’s work. 2017/18 saw Digby Brown recover £105m on behalf of personal injury pursuers and gain a series of notable legal successes which will benefit pursuers throughout Scotland such as the Clutha helicopter and Glasgow bin lorry tragedy.

Independently verified statistics show that the firm has consistently achieved for clients, on average, more than three times the pre-litigation offers made by defending insurers. Digby Brown offers a complete funding and indemnity package through its litigation funding company, Compensate, giving clients access to justice and providing funding for all case expenses. Client service across the firm is consistently rated highly in independent reviews which is illustrated via Digby Brown’s five-star Trustpilot rating.

The firm continues to lead in successful civil litigation, including in the number of actions raised in the Court of Session and All Scotland Personal Injury Court. The Compensate Personal Injury Network now has over 500 members across Scotland and England who can refer cases to Digby Brown, ensuring that clients achieve the best possible outcome.

Digby Brown is one of only a small number of Scottish firms to have a professional support lawyer function, represented at partner level, particularly among firms specialising in personal injury litigation. November 2016 saw Digby Brown become the first law firm in the UK to achieve platinum level accreditation with Investors in People, having achieved gold level accreditation in 2014. The firm has been an accredited Living Wage Employer since 2014

Types of work undertaken

The firm has specialists in every area of personal injury, with each case managed by specialist departments broken down by type of accident, injury, location and/or nationality of clients. The departments are: serious injury; insurance litigation for road traffic accidents and accidents at work; foreign and travel accidents (including dedicated native Polish and Spanish speakers); motorcycle or cycling accidents; oil, gas or shipping accidents; criminal injuries; and industrial and asbestos-related disease.

Noted areas of expertise include brain and spinal injuries. The foreign and travel law department meets the needs of Scots injured abroad and foreign nationals injured while either working or living in Scotland. Medical negligence work is undertaken by a well-regarded specialist department, with particular expertise in cerebral palsy claims. Industrial disease experience ranges from asbestos-related conditions and occupational asthma to dermatitis and vibration white finger. Digby Brown has solicitors specialising in non-accidental injuries, including helping victims of historic abuse.

More broadly, the firm has a leading-edge family law service focusing on financial provision on divorce, cohabitation claims and child law as well as continuing its long-standing work in adoption. An employment private client offering helps clients with claims relating to discrimination in the workplace, unfair dismissal and redundancy, settlement agreements and disputes where representation at employment tribunals is necessary.

Other offices: Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness, Aberdeen, Kirkcaldy, Ayr

  • Number of UK partners: 24
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 166

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