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What the team is known for Handles a wide variety of cases on behalf of defenders, including catastrophic injury and employers' and public liability claims, as well as both high and low-value RTA cases. Known for its work with the Scottish government and prison services, the firm has a client roster that also includes insurers and liability adjusters. Draws on expertise from other departments to offer clients a full-service approach. Experienced appearing before every level of court in Scotland, as well as the UK Supreme Court. Capable of providing post-compensation advice including personal injury trusts and guardianships.
Strengths Sources say:"They are a very cohesive team and are willing to go the extra mile for their client."
Work highlights Acted for the Scottish Prison Service in a fatal accident inquiry following the murder of a prisoner by a fellow inmate. A claim for loss of society has been raised by family members.
Sarah Phillips offers particular strength in workplace-related claims, including psychiatric injury and occupational disease. She also advises on cases involving serious injury and fatalities arising from RTAs.
"She is an outstanding solicitor, demonstrating clear thinking under pressure and great tactical awareness."