Our associated firm, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP was established on 26 April 2011. At Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP, I am involved in a variety of personal injury claims including employment related accidents, industrial diseases such as vibration white finger, industrial deafness and asbestos related conditions and a wide range of cases ranging from straightforward falls to cases with complex legal issues and significant injuries. I assess the cases coming into the Personal Injury department in Glasgow and advise clients on their prospects.
I have extensive experience of instructing and preparing cases in the Court of Session, the senior civil court in Scotland, and also of conducting personal injury cases in sheriff courts throughout Scotland.
"David Bell was the lead on our case. Throughout the entire process he kept us very well informed. David was completely open and honest with us and went to great lengths to manage our expectations. Equally, David was extremely empathetic and really took the time to understand what our motivation was and what was most important to us." - Legal 500, 2023
"David Bell is highly experienced, measured and hugely knowledgeable. He has excellent client skills... He is very good with the client and is attuned to the needs of the individual and guides them through the case in a very helpful way." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 3)
"David Bell is a consistent performer, working at a high level with difficult cases, but he manages to stay on top of the problems in cases and focuses on the real issues that make a difference to the clients." - Legal 500, 2022
"He is very caring and knowledgeable, and is very thorough when explaining difficult issues to clients in an easily understandable way." Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 3)
David shows "exceptional diligence with his investigation into cases and a very high level of professional care with his clients. He is very adept at managing his cases and for ensuring that clients remain well-informed throughout their litigation and that they achieve an excellent outcome." – Legal 500, 2021
Sources praise his "extensive background, in-depth knowledge of the law and very good manner with clients." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
David "is a reliable and trusted individual with great strengths and wonderful client care." – Legal 500, 2020
"Very competent and fast becoming a major player in the personal injury market." – Chambers & Partners, 2019
"A sage advisor, who is willing to go the extra mile" – Legal 500, 2018
A client says "I felt like he was excellent at all times. He was always in touch and present, and was able to help me." – Chambers & Partners, 2018
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I was attracted by the challenge of trying to make sure that people who had a case to make should always have the opportunity to do so and also because I enjoy trying to make a point!
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy the level of support and expertise which is available throughout the firm and the readiness of my colleagues to share their experiences with each other.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I play hockey competitively and enthusiastically, if not well, play squash weekly and am a very keen hill walker, getting out most weekends if possible and if my daughters' social arrangements permit it!