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UK Scotland Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant

This section covers the full scope of litigation arising from injuries sustained outside of a clinical context. This includes litigation arising from workplace accidents, motor accidents, abuse claims and industrial disease. Certain niche areas of international work are also covered by this section, such as injuries and abuse resulting from wars and corporate negligence, although purely travel-related injuries are covered in a separate section entitled Travel: International Personal Injury, within the Travel section of the guide.

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Band 1
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    Clyde & Co LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Clyde & Co has a market-leading personal injury practice with a formidable reputation for defence work. It is 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. Long appointed to a large number of Scottish insurance panels, the firm remains a go-to for exceptional service on high-volume claims.
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Band 2
  1. Brodies LLP
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    Brodies LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Brodies provides a full service with particular expertise in RTAs, employers' liability and industrial disease actions. Its clients include major multinational insurers, self-insured companies and public bodies. The team is adept at dealing with marine and offshore matters and cases that relate to environmental and other forms of contamination. It is also noted for its in-house advocacy team and ability to draw upon expertise in areas such as housing, employment and tax for more complex claims.
  2. BTO Solicitors LLP
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    BTO Solicitors LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    BTO Solicitors' personal injury arm regularly handles a variety of RTA and employers' liability claims, alongside a range of other personal injury cases. Specialist teams have wide-ranging expertise in areas such as fraud and catastrophic injuries. The firm advises prominent insurance clients, including investigators and brokers. The team is experienced in handling all stages of litigation including pre-litigation and settlement advice, and is supported by a strong team of solicitor advocates.
  3. DAC Beachcroft Scotland
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    DAC Beachcroft Scotland
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    DAC Beachcroft Scotland's highly esteemed personal injury practice is admired in particular for its work on catastrophic injury, disease and fraudulent claims. It acts for a number of prominent insurers, particularly within the motor industry, on large-loss claims. It coordinates with teams across the UK to provide a seamless service to national clients. The firm has invested in digital and technological platforms to tackle problem areas in insurance.
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Band 3
  1. Burness Paull
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    Burness Paull
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Burness Paull acts for corporate, public sector and insurance clients on high-value personal injury claims. The personal injury team is noted for its expertise in industrial disease and workplace accident claims within the construction, aviation and maritime sectors. It is experienced in employers', occupiers' and public liability matters, with further strength handling fatal accident claims.
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    DWF
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    DWF draws on expertise from offices around the UK to offer clients a full-service approach. The Scottish personal injury defence team acts for a number of prominent insurers on fatal accident inquiries. It specialises in a wide variety of areas including catastrophic injury, motor and accident abroad claims. The firm also has a counter-fraud team to deal with dubious claims.
  3. Harper Macleod LLP
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    Harper Macleod LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Harper Macleod's team of dedicated personal injury specialists is experienced in dealing with a number of different cases, including disease, employers' and public liability claims. RTAs are a notable area of focus. The team handles matters across the spectrum of claim values, and provides pre- and post-litigation advice for major insurers, brokers, transportation companies and private individuals.
  4. Ledingham Chalmers LLP
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    Ledingham Chalmers LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Ledingham Chalmers has a leading personal injury team in Aberdeen and in its other offices located throughout Scotland. It handles a wide variety of matters, including disease, employers' and public liability, property damage and RTA claims. It is also noted for extensive expertise in stress at work cases, and is experienced in catastrophic and fraudulent cases, frequently representing high-profile insurers. The Edinburgh office offers a specialist service, capable of dealing with liability and subrogation claims.
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    Mackinnons
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Mackinnons is noted among other things for its expertise in the maritime sector. The team handles a range of personal injury matters covering serious injury and fatalities stemming from workplace accidents, RTAs and exposure to asbestos. It acts on claims with international dimensions.
  6. Morton Fraser
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    Morton Fraser
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Morton Fraser defends large public and private sector clients in complex personal injury cases. The team is regularly instructed by public sector bodies such as the Ministry of Defence and Glasgow City Council. It is highly regarded for its work on disease actions, with significant experience handling RTA and employers' and public liability claims.
  7. Anderson Strathern
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  8. Kennedys
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  9. Keoghs LLP
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  10. Weightmans
    Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
    UK 2023 | Band 3