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BLM

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant

5 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding personal injury practice with expertise in occupational disease, employers' liability, personal liability and RTAs. Active in low-speed impact cases, including cases with potentially fraudulent elements. Acts for a number of well-known international companies and insurers.

Strengths

A source notes: "BLM are standout solicitors for defender disease work. They are pragmatic and geared towards the best outcome for clients."

An interviewee adds: "They are technical, thorough and do in-depth investigations. Their advice is very on point and they provide efficient responses."

Work highlights

Acted on the instruction of QBE for one of their insureds in defence of an HAVS claim, which was ultimately abandoned by the pursuer.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Gilmour represents clients in occupational disease matters, such as claims involving asbestos and hand-arm vibration syndrome.
"He has good attention to detail, excellent client focus and is quick at responding to queries."

Frank Hughes has expertise in employers' and public liability matters, with claims stemming from workplace accidents and working conditions. He also advises on catastrophic injury claims arising from RTAs and historic abuse claims.

Ian Leach acts on public liability claims for local authorities involving psychiatric and fatal injuries.
"He is very experienced and takes a pragmatic approach to cases."

Karen Dance acts on employers' and public liability claims and offers particular strength in defended reparation cases.

Rachel Henry is instructed by insurance companies to represent their clients in employers' liability and motor claims. She has notable experience in cases involving fatalities and brain injuries.
"Rachel Henry always provides constructive and meaningful dialogue to progress cases."

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Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant


Andrew Gilmour
Band 4
Frank Hughes
Band 3
Ian Leach
Band 4
Karen Dance
Band 3
Rachel Henry
Band 4