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What makes an expert?

We are all different and that means what we look for, what we need and what we consider to be important is different.

“Being an expert…” “Having expertise…” “Being able to expertly carry out a task…”

These notions can mean different things to different people.

But it can be tricky when it comes to hiring the services of someone you know little about.

For example, if you want to build a house but don’t know anything about construction then how do you judge if the builder is an expert?

Well many people face the same dilemma when considering legal help with a personal injury claim. But we’ve come to realise there are common themes lots of people consider when it comes to picking the right expert:

Maybe it’s industry recognition?

Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 are the two leading watchdogs for the legal industry.

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They analyse firms from all over the world and publish a global ranking guide so the public can find the best legal help for their needs.

For 16 years Digby Brown been ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners and for 15 years The Legal 500 has ranked us Tier 1.

No other Scottish firm has achieved such consistent recognition when it comes to personal injury law.

Maybe it’s word of mouth?

Our independent Trustpilot ratings speak for themselves with more than 1,600 people leaving a five-star rating.

We  help thousands of people each year so there’s a good chance we potentially helped someone close to you without you even knowing it!

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Maybe they follow the money?

Digby Brown has recovered more than £100million in compensation for its clients every year – and nearly £140million last year alone. We know how much compensation is rightful and fair compensation.  We have thousands of previous cases to refer back to and we spend a significant amount of time, with the assistance of external expertise, to properly value your loss - today and for the future. 

We know insurers will try where possible to under value a claim - it is our job to ensure you are represented properly so that this does not happen.

Maybe it’s being a household name?

“If it matters to you…”

We think you’d be hard pushed to find someone in Scotland who couldn’t finish that sentence.

It’s a motto we have consistently lived by for more than 10 years and it’s something we believe resonates beyond our case work.

That’s why our solicitors are called upon by local and national media to offer insight, opinion and advice on vital issues in our society – especially those linked to the safety of our loved ones and enhancement of our communities.

Maybe it’s a track record for success?

Digby Brown is a successful law firm. We’ve been recognised for the quality of work, client service and charities we are close to, for many years.  We have won awards in litigation, employer of the year, community contribution and corporate social responsibility on numerous occasions, in the past.  We have won a Scottish Firm of the Year Award in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.  That’s not a bad track record.

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Or maybe it’s as simple as giving something back?

For many people the sign of a successful firm can be seen in their efforts away from their core job.

At Digby Brown we try to help people in our community, we do as much as possible and give back where we can.

Every year we work with at a host of charities both on a national level and then our seven local offices volunteer their time and efforts to raise additional funds and awareness for local causes.

However you judge the expertise or reputation of a service there is a reason that so many people come to Digby Brown for help.

Our independent solicitors are recognised by the industry, the media, the public and possibly even your own friends and families as being the go-to firm to call upon when your world turns upside down.

Whether you are seeking compensation for a rear-end shunt, an accident at work, an asbestos claim for your grandfather, an accident abroad… literally any personal injury that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence…

We know you just want to make sure you have the right person for the right job.

An expert.

Well our legally qualified team are those experts.


What our clients say about us

We put our clients at the centre of everything we do and are committed to providing the very best service. The hundreds of five star reviews we have received on Trustpilot is a reflection of this approach.

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