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Robin Cleland

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 2

Robin Cleland
Robin Cleland is a respected practitioner acting for both pursuers and defenders in personal injury claims. He is notable for his expertise in both road traffic accident and employers' liability claims. He brings a solid understanding of medical issues to litigation, particularly in the context of fatal accidents. 
Strengths: "Thorough and great at getting to the heart of an issue, making the key points crystal clear. His advice is pragmatic, balanced and always with the client's best interests at heart." "He was very easy to work with, prompt, practical and had an excellent grasp of the details of the claims. He was also excellent at dealing with the clients."
Recent work: In Andrew Murray v AXA Corporate Solutions Services & Another, a fatal claim concerning a small boy who died in a car accident.
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Clinical Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 3

Robin Cleland
Robin Cleland acts for both pursuers and defenders in high-value birth injury cases, delayed diagnoses, wrongful birth claims and surgical negligence matters. He also has a considerable, established personal injury practice.
Strengths: "He is good with expert witnesses, having a sound grasp of medico-legal concepts."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the pursuers in a wrongful birth claim following a failure to inform the parents that their daughter had no arms while she was in the womb.
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