Best Injury Lawyers Scotland | Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen & More

Scotland has a wide range of excellent lawyers/solicitors to help both pursuers and defenders in cases relating to personal injury. Which law firm you eventually instruct, should you have suffered a personal injury or be defending a case, will depend on your needs as a client (either as the pursuer/claimant or the defendant).

Many have excellent reputations, but it is worth researching in some detail the specialisms and experience of individual firms before choosing the one right for you.

The are many to choose from, and it is important to have the very best if you are involved in a personal injury case, from either side.

1: What are my options if I am the pursuer?

If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, there are some superb lawyers in Scotland able to help and represent you. There are a wide range of lawyers with different specialisms, but all have excellent reputations within the personal injury field.

Digby Brown LLP is possibly the market leader in respect of personal injury pursuer work, and has nine departments across six Scottish offices. Digby Brown has been referred to as ‘simply the best in every respect’, and has 19 partners across all of its offices.

Another leading firm is Balfour+Mason LLP, and their head of department, Fred Tyler is a renowned lawyer with over 40 years’ experience. The firm has a particularly strong reputation in respect of complex cases, including very serious road accidents.

With David Armstrong as the head of department, Lindsays is considered an excellent firm, and generally deals with high value personal injury claims relating to industrial diseases and road traffic accidents.

Two of the UK’s largest PI firms, Thompsons and Irwin Mitchell, also have brilliant reputations within the personal injury field.

There are a number of other renowned firms, such as Lawford Kidd, Bonnar & Co, Miller Samuel Hill Brown, Austin Lafferty, Harper Macleod, Complete Clarity and various others, so it is important to consider your options carefully and it’s important to note that not all of these PI firms will offer you the same deal for any injury claim you make – even though they might offer no win no fee and say you’ll keep all or most of your compensation, some may take a much bigger fee from you in some shape or form.

2: What are my options if I am the defender?

There are a number of excellent law firms in Scotland if you are defending a personal injury claim.

BLM (formerly HBM Sayers in Scotland) represents many insurer clients, including Aviva, as well as multinationals such as Asda and BT. They are specialists in insurance litigation.

Brodies LLP are renowned for defending and resolving claims, and count Scottish Power, Novae and Endsleigh amongst their clients.

Another well known Scottish firm is Clyde & Co (formerly Simpson & Marwick), and it has been said that its reputation ‘enables it to enlist the best possible graduates’, meaning the firm often attracts the best legal talent there is.

Acting for the UK Government, as well as central government in Scotland, Anderson Strathern are experts in defender personal injury services, and also act on behalf of Co-operative Insurance.

3: Need further advice or help? Scottish claims advice for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen & More

Above is a brief guide to the range of superb law firms specialising in various aspects of personal injury in Scotland (whether based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen or elsewhere), but it is by no means exhaustive.

If you need help or further advice, or would like to discuss options with respect to personal injury law firms in Scotland, please contact the site’s editor, Gavin Ward, using the contact form, or by email.

Note we have also recently published a guide to some of the best personal injury attorneys in America here. While not relevant if making an injury claim in the UK, it can be interesting to see the approach taken by injury attorneys in the US.



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+Gavin Ward is the founder of WardBlawg, Director of YouBlawg Limited and Operations Director at Moore Legal Technology Limited, specialising in helping law firms, lawyers and businesses grow their businesses online and aiming to help get great legal content published and shared across the web. Gavin created this law blog or ‘blawg’ to aim to contribute useful updates, thoughts and advice to help law firms, businesses and the legal profession in the UK and across the world succeed both online and offline.

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