Digby Brown Solicitors - Our Awards and Credentials
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Law Firm of the Year 2018, 2016 and 2015

Our credentials

Digby Brown Solicitors claim to be the number one law firm of personal injury lawyers in Scotland. We have detailed below some of the reasons behind why we believe this.

Top ranked personal injury firm in Scotland

We are the only law firm to be top ranked for personal injury by both the top two independent legal directories in the UK, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal profession and Legal 500 respectively.  Digby Brown has been top ranked in Chambers for the last fourteen years and top ranked by Legal 500 for the last twelve.

What does that mean?  These directories are the who’s who of the legal sector across the United Kingdom, with dedicated sections covering each region and area of expertise. They are compiled by interviewing other legal firms and associated organisations and finding out who they regard as experts in any chosen legal field.

The Law Society of Scotland, our governing body, ranks 13 of the partners in the firm as specialists in the field of personal injury and around a half of all the personal injury lawyers in Scotland listed by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) work at Digby Brown.

 

 Chambers & Partners Top Ranked 2019  Legal 500 Top Tier Firm

 

Award winning law firm

In March 2018, Digby Brown were delighted to be named Firm of the Year again and receive Community Contribution Award at Scott & Co. Legal Awards in Scotland.

Firm of the Year 2018 Scott and Co Winner

In 2016, we were honoured to be named Law Firm of the Year (over 40 fee earners) and Corporate Social Responsibility Firm of the Year at the Law Awards 2016.

Law Awards of Scotland 2016 Winner

In March 2015, Digby Brown was named Scotland’s Number One SME by Business Insider. In the same month, Digby Brown won a series of accolades at the 2015 Scott & Co. Legal Awards: we were named Firm of the Year, recognised as the Employer of the Year, named Litigation Team of the Year and received the Community Contribution award for the second year running.

Scott and Co Legal Awards 2015 Firm of the Year, Litigation Team of the Year, Community Contribution and Employer of the Year.

 

Personal injury solicitor of choice

We are recommended as the personal injury solicitor of choice by a number of national charities including Spinal Injuries Scotland and Asbestos Action as well as being listed in legal directories by Headway (the Brain Injury Charity) and the Child Brain Injury Trust and being leading campaigners in Scotland for safety on our roads, helping Brake, the road safety charity.

Focussed on clients

Clients are at the centre of everything we do. To make sure all our clients receive the very best experience with Digby Brown, we provide the opportunity for them to review and rate the service they receive from us via the independent consumer review website Trustpilot. Hundreds of clients have provided feedback on their experience with us and we are proud that they give us an average score of 9.4/10.

As we have grown, our commitment to being a business that invests in and supports its people and does the right things has remained constant.

In July 2014, Digby Brown were awarded Gold level accreditation by Investors in People (IiP) after a two stage assessment process covering reward and recognition, learning and development, Strategy and Effectiveness, Performance Measurement, Involvement and Empowerment, Continuous Improvement, People Management and Leadership.

In November 2016, we became the first law firm in the UK to achieve Platinum Level Accreditation from Investors in People

Investors in People Platinum Level Accreditation 2019

Digby Brown was also the first law firm in Scotland to become an accredited Living Wage employer.

Accredited legal practice by APIL

Digby Brown Solicitors are firm-wide accredited specialists in personal injury law by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).  To be an accredited practice of APIL the firm must adhere to a seven step criteria set by APIL:

  1. The organisation must be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Bar Standards Board
  2. There must be at least one accredited senior litigator (or above) at each branch who has personal responsibility for the supervision and management of personal injury cases
  3. Client care - there must be a consistently high standard of client care throughout the firm
  4. Training and development - the organisation ensures that all staff are provided with training opportunities to improve their skills and legal knowledge, and to meet the needs of clients;
  5. Supervision – each senior litigator or fellow can only supervise up to ten personal injury lawyers
  6. Quality assurance - there must be a comprehensive and documented procedure for who should authorise each stage of your case, and a similar procedure for how case files are reviewed
  7. The organisation agrees to have its performance monitored by APIL to ensure standards are being maintained.


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