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Clyde & Co LLP

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant

7 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading personal injury practice with a formidable reputation for defence work. Highly regarded for its expertise in catastrophic injury and disease claims, as well as RTAs and employment liability. Noted for its strong track record on abuse claims. A favoured firm for a number of well-known insurers, especially in cases of high complexity. Appointed to a large number of Scottish insurance panels, the firm remains a go-to for exceptional service on high-volume claims.

Strengths

One client reports: "They put the client at the heart of what they do. They are always available and accommodating with advice and assistance."

Another source adds: "It is a top-of-the-tree firm, with great work and very talented people."

Work highlights

Advised AIG and its insured client on an employers' liability claim for psychiatric injury and cancer risk following alleged exposure to radiation in the workplace.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Constable is particularly active on catastrophic injury and fatal claims arising from RTAs. He also advises on employers' and public liability matters.
"He is really great - very smart, capable and hugely experienced."

David Tait focuses on occupational disease matters, with particular expertise in asbestos-related litigation.
"He is very knowledgeable and pragmatic."

Gilles Graham acts on RTAs and employers' and public liability mandates. He offers particular strength in industrial disease cases, including asbestos-related and HAVS claims.

Gordon Keyden offers clients the benefit of his longstanding experience in the personal injury field, with a focus on fatal injuries, motor accidents, employers' liability and occupational diseases.
"One of the eminent people for personal injury litigation in Scotland."

Mark Donaldson is often instructed by insurers on employers' and public liability claims, with further strength in RTA cases.
"He's very impressive and gets good results." "His main strengths are his attention to detail, wealth of knowledge and approachable demeanour, which lends itself well to discussions of great sensitivity."

Toni Ashby acts for insurers and their clients on occupational disease matters, with a particular focus on claims arising from exposure to asbestos.
"She has a strong name in asbestos litigation."

Vikki Melville is adept at handling complex fatal accident and catastrophic injury matters following RTAs. She also acts on employers' and public liability claims.

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Aberdeen and surrounds

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant


Mark Donaldson
Band 2
Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant


Andrew Constable
Band 3
David Tait
Band 2
Gilles Graham
Band 2
Gordon Keyden
Senior Statespeople
Toni Ashby
Band 4