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Digby Brown - Winner at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020-2023
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Digby Brown - Winner at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020-2023

About us

Digby Brown Solicitors is Scotland's largest personal injury firm, and we have been helping people for over 110 years.

Most recently, our track record in raising and settling court actions was recognised with judges awarding our people Litigation Team of the Year at the 2023 Scottish Legal Awards.

We were also honoured to receive the Firm of the Year prize at the 2022 Scottish Legal Awards. (We’ve actually earned this title a lot over the years – first in 2015 then again in 2016, 2018 and 2019).

Then of course there was the 2021 LItigation Team of the Year and the "Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year" at the UK-wide 2020 Personal Injury Awards.

But it’s not just legal expertise that Digby Brown is known for – our people are consistently recognised for their dedication to giving back and have won the Community Contribution Award six times at the Scottish Legal Awards – the most recent being in 2023.

From our seven local offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Aberdeen and Ayr, we cover the length and breadth of Scotland.

Our expertise in personal injury law, particularly in the fields of serious brain injury and spinal injury is widely acknowledged.

Digby Brown is ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury Law in Scotland by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Legal 500.

Each year we use our experience and expertise to recover millions of pounds in compensation for our clients who have been injured in an accident.

Digby Brown has been at the forefront in providing access to justice for accident victims by pioneering 'no win, no fee' arrangements and by introducing legal expenses insurance and outlays funding schemes.

No win, no fee personal injury solicitors

The expression “No win, no fee” is often used in personal injury cases.  It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses. 

A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful. 

In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.

Compensate 'no win, no fee' funding

Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.

If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing

On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer

Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.

In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.

Don’t take our word for it, just read many of the court decisions and case studies on our website.

Beware of compensation offers which may be too good

We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.

  • How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
  • If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
  • Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
  • If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
  • It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
  • These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.

We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value. 

Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.

Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown

Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.

Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.

Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors

We have offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr.

For further information about no win, no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.

In addition, the firm believes they are unique in Scotland by using specialist departments to cover the range of types of accidents and types of serious injury. All this along with our numerous office locations means we offer our clients the very best possible resources to bolster their case.

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How your case is funded

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Frequently asked questions

Digby Brown are here to help. Here are some answers to some of your frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.

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