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Ranald Davidson

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Serjeants' Inn Chambers (Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC)


Prior to being called to the Bar, Ranald qualified and worked as a junior doctor in Scotland. His practice since becoming a barrister focuses principally on clinical negligence (claimant and defendant) and medical and dental disciplinary work. Ranald also has considerable experience in inquest law and has been involved in a number of sports injury claims. He has successfully represented parties seeking injunctive relief under the prevention from Harassment Act 1997.


Called 1996; Inner Temple. Ranald is a consultant editor (formerly a contributing editor) of the Medical Law Reports and is involved in the production of the Sports Law Edition of the Atkins Court Forms.


Honourable Society of Inner Temple; Royal Medical Society Edinburgh; PNBA.


Robert Gordons College, Aberdeen; University of Edinburgh (1991 MB ChB); King’s College London (1995 LLB (Hons)).


Skiing, football, squash, tennis.

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Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Ranald Davidson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA brilliant barrister to work with who has excellent manner with clients and understands complex issues.

Within: Clinical negligence

Members of the ‘excellentSerjeants' Inn Chambers are ‘leaders in the field’ and can provide barristers ‘for all values of claims’. The set is ‘at the top of its game’ with ‘great counsel’ at a silk level – Angus Moon QC and John de Bono QC – and ‘notable juniors’ such as Ranald Davidson and Neil Davy. In resolving claims they are ‘very forward thinking and innovative’ and ‘client care is at the heart of what they do’. Cases include claims of utmost severity and medical complexity.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Ranald Davidson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe defends professionals ranging from paramedics through to dentists.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is ‘a strong team with an excellent reputation’. The set, which is notable for including several members with medical expertise prior to joining the Bar, has a strong offering across all the medical disciplines. Angus Moon QC successfully defended a doctor against the GMC’s appeal of his suspension for an affair with a patient. In the High Court, David Morris represented a doctor cleared by the MPT with regards to the relevant test for dishonesty in fitness to practice proceedings following the Supreme Court’s decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos, which replaced the previous Ghosh test with a simple objective one; the matter was remitted to tribunal. Also among the junior ranks, Ranald Davidson is instructed to represent a male paramedic accused of sexual misbehaviour when carrying out pre-fight checks on women in a ‘white-collar boxing’ competition.

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