New Partners and Associate-level promotions

Digby Brown promotions 2016

Digby Brown Solicitors have announced three new partners in its specialist Asbestos and Occupational Injury, Serious Injury and Personal Injury teams and three associate-level promotions.

Euan Love becomes a Partner in the Asbestos and Occupational Injury team, Stuart Barton becomes a Partner in the Serious Injury department and Lianda Barnes becomes a Partner in the firm’s Personal Injury operation.  

New Digby Brown Partners 

Euan Love has been part of the Asbestos and Occupational Injury team in Glasgow since 2012. An excellent litigator, helping drive growth in an area Digby Brown have achieved significant recent success, including ground breaking decisions in William Wales v The Advocate General and Roger Harris v The Advocate General.

Stuart Barton has been with Digby Brown since joining as a trainee in 2007. An accomplished specialist in this area of serious injury law at our Glasgow office, he has recovered over £20m in damages for clients in the last 5 years alone.

Lianda Barnes has been with Digby Brown since 2006, working in our Edinburgh and Dundee offices before joining our Kirkcaldy team in April 2015. Lianda played a major role in the development of motorcycle law as a specialism in Digby Brown and is another formidable litigator.

New Digby Brown Associates 

The three new Digby Brown Associates are Catriona Headley, Elizabeth Morrison and Matt Leckie.

Legal promotions at Digby Brown May 2016

From left to right, above are Euan Love, Catriona Headley, Stuart Barton, Matt Leckie, Lianda Barnes and Elizabeth Morrison.

Catriona Headley joined Digby Brown in 2009 and has been part of the Network Department in Edinburgh, which works with members of the growing Compensate Personal Injury Network, since 2014, playing a key role in developing that team.

Elizabeth Morrison has been with Digby Brown for over 25 years, consistently delivering excellent results for clients as a paralegal in our Glasgow office while completing the LLB and obtaining her Diploma and qualifying as a Solicitor last year.

Matt Leckie joined Digby Brown in 2012 and is an important part of the firm’s Glasgow-based Insurance Litigation operation. Matt will utilise both his technical skills as a litigator and his commercial awareness as the team develops.

"Our most important results every day are on behalf of our clients"

Announcing the promotions, Digby Brown Chief Executive Fraser Oliver said:

“These promotions represent our latest step forward as we go from strength to strength as a business. As a firm we have achieved a lot in recent years but our most important results every day are on behalf of our clients. To keep achieving the best for those we represent, we need to have the right people in place.

“I’m delighted to welcome Euan, Stuart and Lianda as Partners. All three are specialists with a record of getting excellent results for clients and leaders who will help us develop our legal practice across Scotland. We now have 8 partners who have trained at the firm. This is a significant number and reflects the career development opportunities available at all levels within Digby Brown.

“Each of our new Associates already makes a difference for their clients and within their teams’ day in, day out. Catriona, Elizabeth and Matt will all play an important part in helping us to continue to meet the threefold mission we have set ourselves – providing excellence in access to justice, being recognised as the leading personal injury practice in Scotland and being an employer of choice.”

Read our press release on these May 2016 promotions (opens as a PDF).