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Andrew Smith QC

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Personal Injury - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Andrew Smith QC
Andrew Smith QC has particular expertise in cases involving brain injuries and complex quantum issues. He is also well versed in high-value road traffic accidents and disease cases. He is known for his robust approach to representing pursuers, and he also has considerable experience working on behalf of defendants. He brings his knowledge of negligence claims to bear in individual claims and group actions.
Strengths: "He is very capable, very experienced and confident in court."
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Clinical Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Andrew Smith QC
Andrew Smith QC is a highly experienced silk with a broad practice who is recognised for his excellent advocacy skills. Stands out for his extensive track record in multiparty actions, including the vaginal mesh litigation.
Strengths: "He's good in front of the jury and in court he is fearless." "I am impressed by him. He is very good on his feet."
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Product Liability - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Andrew Smith QC
Andrew Smith QC is a respected advocate who has a particular focus on cases concerning professional negligence and product liability. He has notable experience in cases involving defective medical devices.
Strengths: "He is very experienced and really knows his stuff."
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Professional Discipline - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Andrew Smith QC
Andrew Smith QC is highly regarded for his handling of professional discipline matters. His experience covers litigation at all levels of the Scottish court system.
Strengths: "He has an excellent reputation and does a lot of varied work."
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