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Iain Nicol2

Iain Nicol


Litigation (Personal)


About Iain

My background, for 29 years, has been pursuing compensation claims for accident victims and those who have suffered as a result of professional or medical negligence.

Often clients have had life changing injuries and I fully appreciate that the work which I do can make a huge difference to how they are able to take their lives forward. I try to never lose sight of the fact that a client’s claim may be the most important thing for them at that particular time and I strive to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

I love travelling and visiting different countries all over the world. I am an avid supporter of the Scottish Football team, and try to go to all of their home and away matches.                                                                        Iain Nicol New2

Specialist area

I am accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both professional negligence law and personal injury law. I also have a significant case load of medical negligence work as well as dealing with high value road traffic and work accident claims in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.

I am regularly invited to deliver seminars to lawyers on aspects of personal injury practice and procedure as well as civil litigation costs and funding.

With a particular interest in quality assurance and peer reviewing, having acted as a Peer Reviewer for the Law Society of Scotland since 2003, I was invited to deliver a series of seminars to Chinese lawyers in Beijing in 2015 on the skills of peer reviewing and have a particular interest in the Chinese Legal Reform programme.

I am currently one of only 3 solicitors in Scotland to have been accredited as a Fellow by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Memberships and Accreditations

  • Convener of the Law Society of Scotland's Civil Justice Committee
  • Appointed by Lord President Gill as a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council Costs and Funding Committee (2014-2017)
  • Peer Reviewer for Law Society of Scotland Quality Assurance Scheme between 2003 and 2018
  • Member of Law Society of Scotland’s Pursuers’ Panel, offering specialist advice to clients and members of the profession in relation to Solicitors’ Negligence
  • Mentor under Law Society of Scotland's Mentoring Scheme
  • And of course… a member of The Tartan Army. 

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