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David Short joins Balfour+Manson’s Litigation team

Balfour+Manson LLP is pleased to announce that David Short, formerly Managing Partner at Lawford Kidd, has joined the firm as Partner with immediate effect.
David, a leading specialist in Personal Injury, has a wealth of experience in advising clients around the world on some of the biggest litigation claims in Scottish legal history including those relating to the Piper Alpha disaster, the RAF Chinook and Glasgow air crashes.
Fred Tyler, Chairman of Balfour+Manson said, “I am pleased to welcome someone of David’s calibre to the firm. His appointment further strengthens our already 65 strong Litigation team which is one of the largest and most experienced in Scotland. This appointment, coming shortly after recent promotions of Alastair Milne and Johanna Millar and new hiring of Sarah Shiels, is further evidence of our continuing growth and success.”
As well as one of the leading Personal Injury lawyers (ranked in Band 1 by Chambers UK) David is a Fellow of the College of Personal Injury Law and the Scottish Secretary of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Elaine Motion, Head of Balfour+Manson’s Litigation team commented, “We are delighted that David will be joining the team. His experience fits perfectly with the firm’s own reputation in Personal Injury and he will no doubt play a major part is shaping our future success.”
Founded in 1888, Balfour+Manson now have a 130-strong staff led by 20 Partners and 12 Associates. With offices in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen, the firm is renowned for its excellence in litigation, private client work and commercial law.