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David McIntosh

David McIntosh


Litigation (Personal / Business)


About David

I have been a partner at Balfour+Manson for 14 years having gained earlier experience at 2 other Edinburgh firms. I have an established reputation for pursuing high value personal injury and medical negligence claims and do a lot of work for the teachers union, the EIS with thousands of members across Scotland.

I also undertake commercial litigation for a number of clients and act for one of Scotland’s leading independent Jewellers. I recently won an appeal to the Supreme Court for a client as a result of a claim under a Schedule of Dilapidations.

The "very knowledgeable" and "extremely diligent" David McIntosh regularly handles high-value medical negligence claims. One interviewee identifies him as "someone who has a level head in a crisis". He is lauded for his experience and is described as being "very dedicated"

Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, 2017

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I am rated as one of the top personal injury lawyers at the Court of Session and handle a variety of cases ranging from minor injuries to complex cases with the help of my experienced team. To date this year I have settled £16m in damages for my clients.

Other examples of successful high value and complicated cases in court are:

  1. Christopher Brown v North Lanarkshire Council 2010 CSOH 156
  2. Margaret – Ann Reynard v Exquisite Quisine Limited Trading as Latours Cuisine [2005] CSOH 146

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