Personal Injury

Compass Chambers is the only Scottish Stable ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury by Chambers UK. 

Our advocates have extensive experience of representing pursuers and defenders in high value, complex and ground-breaking personal injury cases. We represent the interests of individuals, corporate organisations and public bodies. Our significant experience includes civil jury trials and cross-border litigation and we have close connections with chambers in London. 

Our highly experienced counsel bring adaptability, innovation and strategic thinking to personal injury work. We offer a litigation and general advice service and focus on achieving the best outcomes and settlements for our clients.

Our personal injury team engages in cases arising across a wide range of subject matter including:

  • Industrial disease and accidents
  • Catastrophic and fatal injury
  • Aviation accidents/ liability of air carriers
  • Road traffic/ Motor Insurance Bureau litigation
  • Offshore accidents
  • Historical abuse work
  • Occupational accidents and stress at work
  • Public and occupier’s liability
  • Holiday illness claims, group actions and military accidents

Our advocates have appeared in many of the leading Personal Injury cases in Scotland, some of which can be found here.

Members of Compass Chambers are also involved in some of the highest profile product liability cases, including those relating to transvaginal mesh and metal hip implants. For more information, see our product liability page here.

The significant skills and experience of our advocates means Compass Chambers is uniquely placed to apply high levels of expertise to all areas of Personal Injury work.

As in every area of practice, flexible and transparent fee structures can be agreed and tailored to suit any particular Personal Injury case. Our advocates are instructed regularly on a speculative basis and carry out legal aid work. 

  • “Compass Chambers specialises in personal injury, able to provide high- quality counsel suitable for cases of any level.”- Legal 500 2020
  • “Compass Chambers is widely recognised as the pre-eminent stable in Scotland for personal injury matters. It houses a strong bench of senior and junior advocates experienced in the handling of high- value and complex claims.”- Chambers UK 2020
  • Chambers UK states: “The stable accepts instructions across a full spectrum of personal injury work, including cases involving historical abuse, catastrophic and psychiatric injury. Advocates act for both pursuers and defenders at all levels of the court system and have experience of appearing in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court, Sheriff Courts, the Court of Session and the UK Supreme Court.”
  • In terms of client care, Chambers UK says that the clerking team at Compass ‘is always willing to go the extra mile.” The skills and knowledge of our clerks mean they are always able to match the right advocates to every single case.

Contact Us

  • Compass Chambers
    Parliament House
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1RF