Clinical Negligence

We are proud to be recognised as one of Scotland's leading stables for clinical negligence, with some of the country’s most distinguished practitioners in the field among our ranks.

Our members act for both pursuers and defenders in respect of claims against health boards, private hospitals and individual clinicians. Our advocates have extensive experience in all types of clinical negligence claims, including nursing and dental negligence, and other professions allied to medicine. Our members have been involved in some of Scotland’s most high profile and complex cases, involving fatalities, brain injuries and other catastrophic  injuries.

Compass is ranked Band 1 as a stable for Clinical Negligence by Chambers UK, and has been every year since Chambers commenced coverage of this area in Scotland. In addition, many of our senior and junior advocates are individually ranked in this area by Chambers UK and the Legal 500. We are regularly called upon to speak at conferences on medical law topics.

This year we have been highly praised again by our clients. 

  • Compass Chambers is praised by instructing solicitors as a leading stable in the Scottish medical negligence market, and houses expertise spanning a wide range of disputes. The stable's strong bench of both senior and junior advocates is highlighted as a particular strength by interviewees, who note that "you can find high levels of expertise at all levels of seniority." - Chambers UK 2021
  • Compass Chambers is ‘the premier chambers in Scotland for personal injury, medical negligence, and regulatory work’ - Legal 500 2021

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