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Drummond Miller Property Sales

Immigration Tier 1

Edinburgh-based David Brown heads up the team at Drummond Miller LLP, which is recognised by peers and clients alike for its 'substantial' expertise handling the full spectrum of business and personal immigration law. Janey Armstrong heads the team in Glasgow.

Practice head(s):

David Brown; Janey Armstrong

Other key lawyers:

Humphrey Ndubuisi

Medical negligence: pursuer Tier 1

Drummond Miller LLP's medical negligence team pursues a high volume of fatal claims arising from both surgical and diagnosis errors, in addition to high value birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy and incurring expenses for lifelong care. The team also wins settlements for clients who sustain permanent injuries during the course of surgery, including a case in which medical staff failed to obtain their patient's informed consent. Practice head Liesa Spiller, who sits on the Law Society of Scotland's Panel for granting specialist accreditations, acts on in fatal and catastrophic injury claims, while Darren Deery primarily represents clients in high value birth injury cases.

Practice head(s):

Liesa Spiller; Darren Deery

Drummond Miller is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in five locations throughout central Scotland. It comprises 11 partners and 61 fee-earners.

The firm: Drummond Miller is a modern and progressive law firm with origins dating back to the 19th century.

The firm’s head office is in Edinburgh; branch offices are located in Bathgate, Dalkeith, Glasgow and Musselburgh. This structure benefits clients who can access advice from a local solicitor while at the same time receiving high-quality specialist representation from across the firm.

Drummond Miller mainly acts for individual clients and focuses on providing these clients and their families with specialist advice in niche areas, such as clinical negligence and immigration law, in addition to offering a full legal service in the core areas of family law, private client and property law.

The firm is committed to taking good care of its clients by achieving the best possible outcome for them and by providing them with clear and honest advice from the outset. All its people are fully committed and passionate about providing excellent client care. To the firm excellent client care means not only delivering a positive outcome but ensuring that throughout the journey clients understand the steps in their legal process and have confidence in the firm’s ability to provide a solution to their legal problem.

Types of work undertaken: The firm’s commitment to providing legal excellence in niche areas is underlined by the number of solicitors who hold accredited specialisations from the Law Society of Scotland. The firm has accredited Law Society specialists in the areas of clinical negligence, family law, immigration and personal injury.

Clinical negligence: the firm’s clinical negligence team is led by partners Liesa Spiller and Darren Deery. Both are highly rated within the industry and by UK Chambers and The Legal 500.

Liesa Spiller is accredited in clinical negligence law by the Law Society of Scotland and also sits on the Society’s Accreditation Panel. Liesa and Darren both deal exclusively with claims for pursuers.

The team specialises in all types of clinical negligence claims including: birth damage; missed diagnoses; surgical; cancer; orthopaedic; GP failures; and nursing failures.

Family law: the family team is headed by Lynne Stratford who, as well as being recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in this field, is also a trained collaborative lawyer and family law mediator.

The family team is spread across offices, allowing the firm to provide specialist advice at a local level. It has a large Court of Session practice in the Edinburgh office headed by partner Victoria Varty, who is regularly instructed by firms throughout Scotland in complex financial and child-related issues.

The team is able to offer advice covering the whole spectrum of family law and strives to offer a personal and compassionate service to clients at some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Immigration law: the firm’s immigration team is unrivalled in Scotland in terms of both its size and the length of experience of its senior team members. David Brown, the department founder, has practised for over 25 years and is rated a ‘Star Individual’ by Chambers. David sits on the Accreditation Panel of the Law Society and is on the UNHCR Panel of solicitors.

Private client: the private client team is led by Charles Ogilvie. He has developed a particular expertise in guardianships, intervention orders and other matters relating to adults with incapacity.

The firm aims to achieve solutions for clients’ particular circumstances and communicate in easily understood terms.

Examples of the services it provides include: wills; trusts; inheritance tax planning; executries; powers of attorney; guardianship; finance and care for elderly people; administration of trusts and charities.

Other offices: Bathgate, Dalkeith, Glasgow, Musselburgh.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chair David Brown 0131 243 1203
Number of UK partners : 12
Number of other UK fee-earners : 61