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Personal injury law

Valuable support for insurance firms and the public sector.

Ledingham Chalmers offers an experienced personal injury team in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness skilled at delivering defendant litigation services.

We have particular expertise in fraudulent claims, catastrophic and fatal claims and claims under the Animals (Scotland) Act. We frequently handle a wide variety of employer liability and public liability, disease, property damage and motor claims on behalf of major general insurers and public bodies.

Our personal injury work is commended by clients within research carried out by international legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Trust our partners John Chalmers, Graeme Edward, Sarah Morris and Victoria Leslie to bring their experience and expertise to securing the best result.

What our clients and peers say

The work of our personal injury team is endorsed by clients with research carried out by legal directory Chambers & Partners:

A client says: "Graeme Edward is one of my go-to solicitors in Scotland. He has a very commanding presence, is highly experienced in various areas of reparation, and is extremely sensible. He can always be relied upon."

The "extremely capable" Victoria Leslie is an experienced personal injury practitioner skilled at handling fatal claims, industrial disease and catastrophic claims. She often acts for insurance companies and public authorities. One client notes: "Her careful handling ensured that cases were successfully defended."

Research carried out by legal directory Legal 500 also comments on our personal injury work:

The group is jointly led by John Chalmers, Graeme Edward (who is ‘extremely pragmatic’) and the ‘determined and tenacious’ Victoria Leslie, who has ‘a strong track record of fantastic results’. Sarah Morris has extensive public and private sector experience and recently defended Midlothian Council, via TopMark, in connection with two claims emanating from an incident in which teachers assaulted a pupil with special needs, leading to a finding that the client was not liable.

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