Astrid Smart

Year of Call 1999        

"A truly excellent Junior who receives glowing praise from market commentators. She is highly regarded for her expertise with both clinical negligence and personal injury litigation" - Chambers UK Bar 2014

"A market leading junior for clinical negligence" - Chambers UK Bar 2015 (Ranked as Star Individual)

Astrid has an extensive civil practice, specialising in clinical negligence, including medical, dental, nursing and midwifery claims, accidents at work, occupational stress, industrial disease and catastrophic injury claims. She has a special interest in local authority public liability and occupiers' liability.

Astrid has been involved in several leading cases in relation to the interpretation of the European regulations in relation to employers’ liability.  She is the Scottish cases editor of Redgrave’s Health and Safety.  She is rated as a Star Individual for clinical negligence and band 1 for personal injury work by Chambers Guide, and recommended by the Legal 500 in personal injury and medical negligence.

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