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David Short

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.  

Chambers - David Short

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.   

Memberships & Accreditations

  • 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.

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