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Gordon Balfour

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Personal Injury - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Gordon Balfour
Gordon Balfour is acknowledged for his diverse workload. He predominantly acts for defenders across a range of areas, including industrial disease claims, employers' liability and catastrophic and fatal injury matters. He is particularly adept at handling claims involving spinal and brain injuries. He also has experience advising on claims involving PTSD and road traffic accidents.
Strengths: "Very good for catastrophic cases - he's well known and liked by insurers, and is pragmatic and reasonable. He will push for settlement as he knows that's the goal, and he's good at technical issues." "Has a brain the size of the Earth."
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Professional Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Gordon Balfour
Gordon Balfour is acclaimed for his skilled advocacy on behalf of pursuers and defenders in claims of negligence involving lawyers, accountants, architects and other professionals.
Strengths: "Gordon Balfour is an exceptional advocate. He deals with very complex cases but always manages to get to the root of the dispute quickly and then bring the case to a successful conclusion to the satisfaction of clients. He prepares every case to the last detail, and his in-depth understanding of his field is outstanding."
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