Edinburgh

No. 2 Lochrin Square 96 Fountainbridge Edinburgh EH3 9QA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: ED 15 Edinburgh

Glasgow

110 Queen Street Glasgow G1 3HD View office Tel: +44 (0)141 228 8000 Fax: +44 (0)141 228 8310 DX: GW9 LP-1 Glasgow 12

My Expertise

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.

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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.