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Louise Mackinnon

Louise Mackinnon

Trainee Solicitor

Litigation (Personal)


About Louise

I completed my LLB degree at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2015.  I then worked at the Scottish Law Commission for one year as a Legal Research Assistant in the property team.  

Following which I moved to South Korea for one year, where I worked as an English teacher.  I was lucky enough to be able to do some travelling around Asia whilst I was there too.

Returning to Scotland in Summer 2017, I spent some time in South America before completing my Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.

I started my traineeship at Balfour+Manson in August 2018.

Specialist area

I am now in my second seat at Balfour+Manson working for Partner and Accredited Specialist in Medical Negligence Law, Ann Logan. I am assisting Ann in various complex medical negligence and catastrophic injury Court of Session actions, including cerebral palsy and brain injury cases. I also have the opportunity to assist my other colleagues in the department in cases in both the Court of Session and the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court. 


I spent my first seat in the Employment Law Department assisting Robert Holland (Partner and Head of Department) and my colleagues with a variety of employment actions.   was involved in the preparation for an Employment Appeal Tribunal hearing, a full tribunal hearing, a reconsideration hearing and a judicial mediation to name a few. I delivered presentations to Chinese delegates on employment law matters including national minimum wage and discrimination law. I provided employment advice in a law clinic and drafted various employment tribunal documents.  

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