I have a commercial litigation background but now specialise in professional indemnity and commercial insurance.
I am heavily involved in professional negligence and risk management work, particularly for solicitors. The Law Society of Scotland Master Policy has appointed me as one of the select Panel of Solicitors to handle professional negligence cases. This involves interface with the insurers and with insured firms, often in complicated circumstances where numerous issues of fact and law must be analysed and balanced. This appointment has increased my already high profile in the Scottish legal profession.
I am a regular speaker and chair of seminars on professional indemnity and risk management issues for the Law Society and others. I am also accredited with the Law Society as a Commercial Mediator. Mediation is a growing area of my practice, and I have brought many disputes to a successful close through my mediation skills.
My commitment is always to resolve disputes quickly and fairly. Clients and fellow professionals recognise my "enthusiastic and client-focused" approach. I am a popular and well-known face in Scottish legal circles, having practised in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as for a short period in Dumfries.
I have a wealth of experience in defending solicitors.