Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Top Ranking for Compass in Chambers Directory

We are delighted that Chambers and Partners have ranked Compass Band 1 as a set in our core areas of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Health & Safety in the 2019 edition. Compass was also ranked as a set in the category of Product Liability.

In addition to the set rankings, Compass members have achieved a total of 37 individual rankings across 5 practice areas. Compass remains the only set in Scotland ranked Band 1 in both Personal Injury and Health & Safety.

For Personal Injury, the directory states that Compass “retains its reputation as the leading stable for personal injury work in Scotland”. It also says that Compass "leads the way in terms of quality," adding that "they have a very strong group of very accomplished counsel, with particular expertise in personal injury." 22 members are ranked individually in the area including Robert Milligan who is recognised as a Star Individual.

For Clinical Negligence, the directory states that Compass is a “Market-leading stable, praised for its "strong showing of advocates" and sizeable group of QCs and juniors specialising in clinical negligence litigation.” Compass has a total of 7 members ranked individually in the area including Astrid Smart who is recognised as a Star Individual.

For Health & Safety, the directory states that “Compass Chambers is considered the leading stable in Scotland for health and safety work”. They also describe Compass as being "uniformly excellent." 5 members are ranked in this area including Peter Gray QC who is recognised as a Star Individual. All of the individuals ranked in this area come from Compass Chambers.

For Product Liability, the directory states “Compass Chambers houses a strong bench of advocates able to deal with complex product liability cases.” It goes on to say Compass has “experience in cases arising out of the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Members are proficient in representing defendant and claimant clients.”

There is also praise for the clerking team with the directory stating "All of the Compass team are professional, helpful and pragmatic. They go the extra mile to make challenging arrangements suitable for everyone." "The clerks are very helpful and proactive." The "approachable and straightforward" practice manager Gavin Herd is praised by sources as "first-class, business-minded and commercially aware."

Full details of the rankings can be found here.

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