I defend insurers, self-insured corporates and public bodies from catastrophic injury, casualty and motor claims. I also defend clients from health and safety prosecutions and represent them at Scottish fatal accident inquiries.
I work with clients on their Scottish claims strategy, and to ensure service delivery and performance exceeds expectations.
I 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. I also act for prison authorities, defending prisoner claims, EL claims and at fatal accident inquiries.
I am a member of FOIL (the Forum of Insurance Lawyers) and sit on the Scottish sector focus team for catastrophic injury. I am a former tutor in Civil Court Practice at the University of Edinburgh. I have lectured to insurers, public bodies and other professionals on litigation and disputes issues. I contributed to Lord Gill’s review on Scottish court reform, and the Taylor review on reform of costs in Scotland. For several years I was a Fiscal for the Law Society of Scotland, prosecuting solicitors for professional misconduct before the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal. I am occasionally instructed as an expert witness in cases involving solicitors’ negligence.