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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.
A client says: "Honestly, I couldn't ask any more from him. He was excellent." - Chambers & Partners 2017
Sources note that he is "knowledgeable and experienced" and praise him for being "very good at dealing with clients." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"A safe pair of hands: experienced and well prepared." - Legal 500 2011
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!
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.
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!
“There are many questions which still need to be answered following the tragedy at the Clutha Vaults. The central question is what caused both engines of a modern helicopter to flame out?
“Many of our clients are desperate to know the answer to that question after a long and painful wait. Had the helicopter been fitted with the black box equipment, the answer to this crucial question may have been known and published by the AAIB at a much earlier stage.
“We hope that the meetings between the AAIB and the victims this week and the publication of the final accident report will identify the full chain of events that led to this tragedy. With the benefit of the AAIB's findings, we hope that the victims, the industry and the authorities will fully understand what went wrong and that steps will be taken to improve helicopter safety and prevent a similar tragedy in the future.”
We are disappointed about the decision not to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry and that whilst we accept that the Service Inquiry Report does identify the immediate causes of the accident, there are many questions about how and why many of those causes arose, which need to be answered.
"If a Fatal Accident Inquiry is not to be held, those broader questions should be addressed by a public inquiry.
"The families of victims of the crash need answers as to how this crash occurred and want reassurances that any wider issues will be identified and resolved to prevent the risk of other similar accidents in future - without the appropriate inquiry, it is difficult to see how lessons will be learned."
Just a small amount of alcohol can seriously impair a driver’s ability while behind the wheel and we have seen in our work the devastating consequences accidents caused by the consumption of alcohol can have on those involved. When driving a vehicle after consuming alcohol, not only are you a threat to yourself, you also put passengers, other drivers and pedestrians at risk.
“We welcome the decision by the Scottish parliament to reduce the drink-drive limit and hope the new legislation will help to cut down the number of deaths caused by drink-driving in the nations.”
The nature of our work means we have seen the devastating, life-changing consequences that road traffic collisions can have, which often leave those involved suffering serious long-term physical and psychological trauma from which they never recover in some cases.
"It is welcome to see the number of serious accidents in Scotland falling to record-low levels, but it is important that more is done to improve road safety standards to continue reducing the number of serious incidents taking place on Scotland’s roads. It is vital that all road users are aware of and understand the inherent risks of using the roads, particularly when vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and children, are involved.”
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