Balfour+Manson ranked band 1 for 13th consecutive year for clinical negligence and personal injury in Chambers 2018

We are delighted to announce that for the 13th consecutive year we are ranked Band 1 in the Chambers UK Guide to the legal profession for Clinical Negligence (mainly claimant) and Personal Injury (mainly claimant) for 2018.  Our Chairman Elaine Motion has also moved up from Band 3 to Band 2 for Professional Discipline which is a fantastic achievement. 

Many of our Partners continue to be ranked in the highest possible banding for many of the departments they are involved in, all of which are listed below along with quotations from their referees who speak to how professional and knowledgeable they are in their fields. 

Band 1: Clinical Negligence (mainly claimant); Personal Injury (mainly claimant); and Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Band 2: Family/Matrimonial and Professional Discipline 

Band 3: Professional Negligence, Charities and Public and Administrative Law

Band 4: Employment and Private Client 

Individual Rankings

Band 1: Elaine Motion for Professional Discpline and Civil Liberties & Human Rights.  Ann Logan for Clinical Negligence.  David McIntosh for Personal Injury.  Fred Tyler for Personal Injury.  Shona Smith for Family/Matrimonial. 

Band 2: Elaine Motion for Administrative & Public law and Clinical Negligence. David McIntosh for Clinical Negligence.  

Band 3: David Flint for Professional Negligence. 

Band 4: Robert Holland for Employment. Shona Brown for Private Client. 

David Short has also been ranked as Senior Statesman for Personal Injury and Fred Tyler for Clinical Negligence.  Market commentators deem Fred Tyler to be an "extremely well-known name" for clinical negligence claims. Clients describe him as "very approachable, kind, understanding and gentlemanly" and appreciate his "very good advice."

Ann Logan has been described in Chambers 2018 as "One of the best clinical negligence solicitors in Scotland", where as David McIntosh is described as an "organised and capable" practitioner who "knows what he is doing" and "gets first-class results."

For Personal Injury David Short has also been commended for his work in this field.  Chambers comments that he is "a very impressive partner and someone you would want on your side.”

We are very proud of the fact we have moved up in the ranks for the Professional Discipline field.  Another source praises the team's "very high-quality service and expertise acquired over many years," adding: "You can't put a price on that degree of expertise." Sources say Elaine Motion is the "go-to solicitor for the Law Society of Scotland and also does defence work for medical professionals." 

Commentators add that she "has a very good grasp of cases, is very good on her feet and listens, coming back with reasoned and thoughtful arguments."

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Chambers 2018 - Leading Firm