I have spent my entire professional life of 40 years at Balfour+Manson, starting as an apprentice in 1973, becoming a partner in 1978, Head of Litigation in 1995, and Chairman from 2005-2014.
During that time I have been almost exclusively engaged in high value civil litigation, mostly in the Court of Session but with an international aspect to my practice. As a representative of the firm, I regularly attend conferences run by the Parlex Group of European Lawyers, of which we are members.
"Towering reputation" in the clinical negligence sphere. He is particularly well known for his expert handling of birth injury cases. One observer singles him out as "the top clinical negligence solicitor in Scotland"Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, 2017
I took the case of Macfarlane v Tayside Health Board  UKHL 50 to the House of Lords and appealed Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  CSIH 3 to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of my client which was a momentous decision that will affect the doctor-patient relationship throughout the whole of UK.
I have combined my personal injury expertise with a series of aviation cases, both military and civilian which, by their very nature, are often multi party actions.
I also have extensive experience of defamation in the Court of Session for claimants and defenders alike and of general commercial litigation.
I am ranked Band 1 in personal injury and clinical negligence by both Chambers and Legal 500