Compass Chambers

Andrew Smith QC

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UK Bar
Strengths

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 to bear his knowledge of negligence claims to individual claims and group actions.
"Excellent with clients and tactically astute." "He is always prepared to run a case and isn't scared into settling. He is able to see the case from different angles and provides very straightforward advice."

Strengths

Andrew Smith QC
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, most recently acting in the vaginal mesh litigation.
"An excellent advocate who has a very good manner with clients." "Andrew is extremely good. When he gets his teeth into a case he just doesn't give up."

Strengths

Andrew Smith QC
Barrister who has a particular interest in cases concerning professional negligence and product liability claims. He has expertise in high-value and complex claims, and a proven track record of working in multiparty actions in a range of jurisdictions. Smith has notable experience in cases involving defective medical devices.
"He is excellent with clients and tactically astute."
Recent work: Appeared for approximately 750 claimants in product liability claims surrounding defective pelvic meshes. Claims were levelled against manufacturers, hospital authorities and individual doctors.

Professional Discipline - Scotland (Bar)
Band 2
Strengths

Andrew Smith QC (Compass Chambers)
Highly regarded for his handling of professional discipline matters. His experience covers litigation at all levels of the Scottish court system.

"Andrew is extremely good. When he gets his teeth into a case he just doesn't give up."