I have over 30 years of legal experience in Scotland, England and Hong Kong which has given me a wide variety of different types of cases. I am qualified to practise in each country and I have enjoyed the challenges of litigation in each, which have been exciting and fulfilling in different ways. I am part of the Senior Management Team and take a keen interest in developing the firm and our talented people, encouraging our personal client-centred service.
I trained at Balfour+Manson and after broadening my horizons, I returned in 1994. Since then I have conducted many different types of claims and now focus on medical negligence and personal injury claims, primarily in the Court of Session. Many of the personal injury cases arise out of accidents at work, on the roads and in the air. I regularly lecture to the legal and medical professions.
She's top-notch, no two ways about it. She has the ability to combine information gathering with empathy and sound judgement.
Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, 2017
My main focus is pursuing medical negligence claims, on behalf of individuals. I have extensive experience in high value catastrophic injury claims, particularly birth trauma and I have secured substantial compensation for clients in cerebral palsy and brain injury cases, the most recent of which settled out of court at over £12m. I have a wide variety of cases, including those concerning treatment provided by surgeons, GPs, dentists, ophthalmologists, nurses, radiologists and other health professionals, and have been involved in many cases arising out of a delayed diagnosis of cancer.
I have been ranked in medical /clinical negligence work for a number of years in both the Legal 500 and Chambers. I am honoured to have been personally mentioned again in both publications this year, as it is a privilege to be able to assist those who have suffered life changing injury through no fault of their own to obtain fair recompense.
I have been involved in the development of the pre-action protocol in clinical negligence claims, which aims to speed up the investigation and resolution of suitable cases. In this firm we are using it to obtain the health records and documentation fundamental to investigating a claim, so that we can advise you quickly. In certain circumstances it can be used to obtain rehabilitation or treatment to address those needs.