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Lesley Shand QC

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Personal Injury - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Lesley Shand QC
Has a broad practice encompassing both industrial disease and catastrophic injury cases. She primarily represents defenders and has acted for a number of prominent insurers. She is experienced in cases with complex or unusual liability and quantum issues. Her experience also includes participating in fatal accident inquiries. 
Strengths: "She is formidable in court and always thoroughly prepared. She is very engaged in her cases and isn't afraid to voice an unpopular opinion - she consistently adds value." "A fierce opponent who is well known for her detailed preparation of cases." "She's not only exceptionally strong on detail and can absorb vast amounts of information apparently effortlessly, but she's also great in court and is a go-to when you need someone to fight your corner."
Recent work: Acted for AXA Insurance in a case arising from the death of a five year old child who was killed after being run over by a van.
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Product Liability - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Lesley Shand QC
An impressive civil litigator with a wealth of experience acting in complex product liability disputes. She benefits from a wider expertise in personal injury and medical negligence law, bolstering her handling of medical device and pharmaceutical matters.
Strengths: "Very knowledgeable, user-friendly and responsive." "She is very impressive. She's a real details person and handles the most complex cases effectively and efficiently."
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