Gordon Lamont

Year of Call 1999        

‘very clever and very able, and can make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear’ - Legal 500 UK 2013

Gordon Lamont has a broad range of experience in all types of reparation including medical negligence. His specialisms include aviation, fatal accident inquiries and public inquiries.

He has been involved as counsel in the legal proceedings connected with most of the air accidents in Scotland over the last ten years. In addition, he has experience of lengthy inquiries involving deaths in custody and in hospital. He is one of Scotland’s most experience junior counsel in relation to public inquiries having appeared in both the ICL Inquiry and the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry.

·         Co-lead counsel for the Crown in the Clutha Vaults FAI (2018-2019)

·         Health and Safety Advocate Depute (2018-2019)

·         Full time Advocate Depute (2017- 2019). Prosecuted and conducted jury trials involving murder, attempted murder, rape/sexual assault and robbery cases in the High Court.

·         Vale of Leven Public Inquiry - acting for relatives and patients (2012-2014)

·         ICL Public Inquiry ‘Stockline’ - acting for relatives (2008-2009)

·         Involved as counsel in the legal proceedings connected with most of the Scottish air accidents over the last 20 years (and associated FAIs including airport accidents at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Machrihannish)

·         Numerous long-running FAIs including Declan Hainey 2014 (baby in cot), Kathryn Beattie 2014 (leukaemia), Alexander Cusker 2008 (responsible pharmacist), Kirsty Thompson 2002 (diverticulitis)

He is qualified as a tutor on the foundation course for the Faculty of Advocates and, in particular, has co-presented the training seminar on civil jury trials. He was legal assistant to the Lord President in 1998/1999, and prior to this, he was a solicitor for seven years specialising in personal injury work

Clutha Vaults FAI (2018-2019) - Co-lead Counsel for the Crown

Health and Safety Advocate Depute (2018-2019)

Full time Advocate Depute (2017- 2019). Prosecuted and conducted jury trials involving murder, attempted murder, rape/sexual assault and robbery cases in the High Court.

Involved as counsel in the legal proceedings connected with most of the Scottish air accidents over the last 20 years (and associated FAIs including airport accidents at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Machrihannish)

Numerous long-running FAIs including Declan Hainey 2014 (baby in cot), Kathryn Beattie 2014 (leukaemia), Alexander Cusker 2008 (responsible pharmacist), Kirsty Thompson 2002 (diverticulitis)

Lyons v WM Morrison Supermarket plc 2010 Rep. LR 90 (manual handling)

Fordyce v Acrima Insurance 7 May 2010 unreported (road traffic reconstruction)

Clegg and Another v Rogerson and another 2007 CSIH 87
(Network Rail responsibilities at a level crossing)

LaMarra v Capital Bank plc and others 2006 CSIH 49 (Consumer credit)

Ashmore v Rock Steady Security Limited 2006 SLT 207 (assault, defence of provocation, examination of ex turpi
causa
)

ICL Public Inquiry (Stockline) 2008

Vale Of Leven Hospital Public Inquiry

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