First in Scotland accredited as specialist in both brain and spinal cord injury
Moira Kay, partner at Digby Brown, has become the first solicitor in Scotland to be accredited as a specialist in both brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Moira has been with the firm’s serious injury department for over 13 years and received the accolade from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) last month.
She will now also be the APIL assessor for applications for specialist accreditation in brain injury and spinal cord injury made by solicitors across the nation.
Moira said: “For years I have fought to ensure those whose lives have been irreversibly changed can secure fair settlement.
“It’s an honour to receive the accreditation from APIL but it doesn’t change my personal and professional ambitions which are simply to help people recover from brain and spinal injuries.
“Ultimately this accreditation serves to inform the public on why they need to seek out specialist legal advice in this highly technical field.”
Moira’s career as a personal injury solicitor began in 2005 when she joined Digby Brown – later becoming partner in 2011 – and she has personally recovered damages totalling £58.4 million.
Her expertise and success has helped Digby Brown recover around £100m for clients in each of the last five years.
Digby Brown Chief Executive Fraser Oliver said: “Moira’s recognition from APIL is nothing short of inspiring.
“She completely immerses herself in every case and has rightly earned a reputation in the serious injury field – and especially among clients and charitable organisations – as a force to be reckoned with.
“Moira truly is a remarkable solicitor and is a real asset to the firm and those in her team.”
Moira Kay, Partner