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        Andrew Lothian

        Partner

        Andrew is a partner specialising in catastrophic injury, casualty, and policy coverage advice. He leads the casualty and general insurance team in Scotland.

        Andrew defends insurers, self-insured corporates and public bodies from catastrophic injury, casualty and motor claims. He also defends clients from health and safety prosecutions and represents them at Scottish fatal accident inquiries.

        Andrew works with clients on their Scottish claims strategy, and to ensure service delivery and performance exceeds expectations.

        He has acted for the Scottish Government in Thomson v the Scottish Ministers which set the limits on the state's liability for the actions of an independent third party. He also acts for prison authorities, defending prisoner claims, EL claims and at fatal accident inquiries.

        Andrew has lectured to insurers, public bodies and other professionals on litigation and disputes issues. He has contributed to Lord Gill's review on Scottish court reform, and the Taylor review on reform of costs in Scotland. For several years Andrew was a Fiscal for the Law Society of Scotland, prosecuting solicitors for professional misconduct before the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal. He is occasionally instructed as an expert witness in cases involving solicitors' negligence.

        • FOIL (the Forum of Insurance Lawyers).
        • Sits on the Scottish sector focus team for catastrophic injury.
        • Former tutor in Civil Court Practice at the University of Edinburgh.