Digby Brown Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Guide to UK Legal Profession 2015
Digby Brown are ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury in Scotland by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015, a position the firm has held for ten consecutive years. Chambers is one of the two leading independent guides to the UK legal professions. Digby Brown are the only firm to be top ranked for Personal Injury in Scotland by Legal 500, the other leading independent guide.
Chambers describes Digby Brown’s strengths, noting that the firm “Earns near-universal praise from sources for the breadth and quality of its work. Offers a specialist approach with dedicated groups within the department working on various areas of personal injury law. Possesses cross-border capabilities.
Client service is noted as a particular strength, with feedback from clients including
"Their breadth of knowledge regarding the law of personal injury is unmatched in Scotland."
"A thorough and dependable team."
"They achieve the best possible results."
The guide recognises Digby Brown Partner Graeme Garrett as the Senior Statesman of Personal Injury Law in Scotland, describing him as an "experienced and well thought-of" practitioner praised by one interviewee for possessing "impeccable judgement and unparalleled knowledge."
Graeme has Over 35 years’ experience in personal injury litigation, including acting for families and survivors in claims arising out of major domestic and international incidents, including the Piper Alpha, Stockline, Air France Disaster and Super Puma Helicopter Disasters. A member of the American Association for Justice and the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers, Graeme leads Digby Brown’s growing and innovative Foreign and Travel Law department and is a fluent Italian speaker.
In the field of Clinical Negligence, the guide notes that Digby Brown's specialist department "Advises clients on a range of matters, with a particularly strong reputation for its handling of cerebral palsy cases."
Digby Brown Partner and Head of the Department Sue Grant is commended as "undoubtedly a leader in the field. She is fantastic at pulling all the different strands together to make an excellent case." Her workload encompasses a significant volume of obstetrics claims, among others.
First published in 1990, Chambers has established a reputation for its in-depth research. Based on thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients, the guide ranks solicitors and barristers in over 60 specialist areas of law.
The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The rankings and editorial comment about lawyers are independent and objective. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No-one can 'buy their way in' to the publication.
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