David Short


Litigation (Personal / Business)

About David

I have over 25 years experience in personal injury claims. I understand the difficulties faced by people whose lives have been changed through no fault of their own and I fight hard for every client I act for.

My vast experience of handling cases ranges from low value to complex high value matters.  

Careful and conscientious lawyer who knows his job inside out.

Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession

Specialist area

I specialise in personal injury damages cases from straightforward to highly complex matters.  I regularly represent clients in road traffic accidents, industrial disease, work place and clinical negligence cases.   

I have a particular speciality in aviation accident cases having represented clients in 22 air crash matters.   I am currently representing clients in the Malaysian Airlines MH17 incident and the Shetland helicopter ditching on 2013.  

I have ongoing cases representing Kenyan tea pickers for injuries sustained on tea plantations in Kenya.  


  • Fellow of the College of Personal Injury Law;
  • Scottish secretary of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) of which he has also been a member since its inception;
  • The first APIL accredited occupational diseases specialist and asbestos disease specialist in Scotland.
  • Scottish Member of the PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers) General Board
  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law. 
  • Regularly chair and present lectures on personal injury law
  • Member of Pension Appeals Tribunal Scotland
  • Ranked band 1 by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession for personal injury.