Gordon Bathgate
Managing Partner

News

A compensation offer is for life, not just for Christmas

The pre-Christmas financial pressure felt by many gives insurers a chance to settle claims cheaply. It’s understandable that some people want to cut a quick deal. Read more

Working at height

Falls from height are one of the most common causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Read more

How to choose a personal injury solicitor

If you have been injured in an accident, how do you decide which solicitor to choose? Read more

Double partner boost for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has announced the immediate appointment of two new partners, strengthening its litigation team. Read more

Litigation team short-listed for top award

Allan McDougall Solicitors are delighted to have been short-listed in the Litigation Team of the Year category in the prestigious Law Awards of Scotland 2017. Read more

Allan McDougall Solicitors and McQueen Legal to merge

Allan McDougall Solicitors and McQueen Legal have merged, creating an expanded business with more than 70 staff, seven partners and nine offices. Read more

Our Founder: The Allan McDougall Story

Allan McDougall Solicitors’ heritage dates back over 90 years to the beginning of the last century. Read more

David Nicol bows out as partner

David Nicol has stepped down as an Allan McDougall Solicitors partner after 32 years in the role. Read more

Cyclists call for improved infrastructure

To prevent or reduce cycling accidents, infrastructure needs to be improved by local and national government, according to cycling enthusiasts surveyed by Allan... Read more

Injury Prevention Day 2017

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers instigated Injury Prevention Day, this year taking place on 16 August 2017. Read more

Summer Camp in Haddington

Allan McDougall Solicitors are pleased to be supporting Haddington Rugby Football Club’s Summer Camp again this year. Read more

Jackie Raitt accredited by Law Society

Congratulations to our Jackie Raitt who has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law. Read more

What holds cyclists back from claiming injury compensation?

We are undertaking a short survey to find out cyclists' views on claiming compensation for injuries - win a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher! Read more

What do Unite members say about our personal injury team?

What do clients referred to us by Unite, the UK's largest trade union, think about the service they have received from our personal injury team? Read more

Personal injury team up for an award

Allan McDougall Solicitors' Personal Injury team is delighted to have been shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year in the Scottish Legal Awards 2017. Read more

Winners at the Law Awards of Scotland 2016

Allan McDougall Solicitors is thrilled to have won the Private Client Firm of the Year award at the prestigious Law Awards of Scotland 2016 ceremony in Glasgow. Read more

Two Law Awards of Scotland short-listings

Allan McDougall Solicitors are delighted to have been short-listed for two awards in the prestigious Law Awards of Scotland 2016. The Law Awards of Scotland, operated... Read more

A triple pronged attack on cycling accidents

Julie Harris, a Partner and Personal Injury Specialist at Allan McDougall Achieving a reduction in cycling accidents would seem to be a commendable aspiration. ... Read more

Cathy Burnett retires after 57 years!

We recently bid a fond farewell to Cathy Burnett, retiring after a quite remarkable 57 years’ service with the firm. She made a massive contribution to Allan... Read more

Award nominations for Employment and Property teams

Allan McDougall Solicitors have been shortlisted as finalists in the Employment Team of the Year and Residential Property Team of the Year categories in the Scott + Co... Read more

Putting a figure on personal injury claims

Julie Harris, head of Allan McDougall Solicitors’ Personal Injury team, recently gave a talk to Health & Safety officers of Unite, the UK’s largest... Read more

The benefits of Unite Legal Services

When our client stood on a nail while working at the airport, it went through his boot and punctured his foot.  He was off work for three days with pain and... Read more

You've had a cycling accident - what next?

Save the date for a free talk 19,000 cyclists are injured in UK reported road accidents annually. Many don’t claim compensation. What prevents them? Why is that... Read more

We're all expert property buyers - what makes us better sellers?

It’s been running for 15 years, and during that time, British TV staple Location, Location, Location has been teaching a nation of budding housebuyers how to... Read more

You've had a cycling accident - what next?

In January, U2 frontman Bono was involved in a cycling accident in New York, and reportedly, may never play guitar again.  While this is an extreme case of the... Read more

New Facebook feature plans ahead for users' deaths

Facebook recently introduced a new legacy contact feature in the United States to help people prepare for what happens to their profile after their death. No doubt this... Read more

No "have-a-go" culture for workplace injuries

Most people who fall ill or are injured at work never receive a penny in compensation, reveals a myth-busting report. “Contrary to perceptions, not every... Read more

Accident in work's vehicle

Our client was passenger in a works’ vehicle when his colleague driving it lost control and the vehicle veered off the road causing our client to sustain both... Read more

Gordon Bathgate:

Chambers UK, the leading guide to the legal profession, has commented in its 2014 edition that Allan McDougall Solicitors’ Managing Partner Gordon Bathgate is... Read more

Injured employee awarded 1 million compensation

A worker who sustained serious multiple injuries after an accident at work has been awarded just over £1 million in compensation, with help from Unite Legal... Read more

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What our clients say

  • Staff were very polite and understanding. Nothing was too much bother for them and they made it a very stress free time for me. Jackie Raitt's help was much appreciated. Thank you
    B.S. November 2017
  • I didn't expect the outcome I got and the speed of it too. The service was excellent from start to finish and it exceeded all expectations. Thanks to Julie and team for your help and guidance.
    J.S. November 2017
  • The service I received from Caitlin Souter was excellent and thank you to Allan McDougall for helping me with my claim.
    D.M. November 2017
  • I have received the cheque from my former employer's insurers and would like to thank Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt for all your hard work and perseverance in pursuing my dermatitis case. You achieved an excellent outcome for me. My main intention was to get my employers to acknowledge responsibility for my condition but the money was the icing on the cake.
    J.S. November 2017
  • I would like to thank Gordon Milligan for making the whole process simple and easy to understand. I was kept informed at every stage of the claim and his guidance was invaluable in settling this claim.
    T.G. September 2017
  • As i have a disability (deaf and dumb) I found all help given to me was excellent and a interpreter was provided who was a great help. Thank you ever so much.
    K.M. September 2017
  • Fantastic service from Julie Harris. Made the experience so much easier.
    J.M. September 2017
  • As in the previous case I had with Jackie Raitt, I had the same excellent service with Julie Harris. I cannot say anything negative at all.
    G.H. September 2017
  • Professional & friendly service in my injury case. Sean White was amazing. Kept me informed at all times and explained things very clearly.
    K.P. August 2017
  • Full professional service from start to finish from Jackie Raitt in dealing with my case for occupational hearing loss. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
    A.M. August 2017
  • Wonderful service in dealing with my injury case. Thank you so much Gordon Milligan & Staff.
    K.Y. August 2017
  • I would definitely use again and would highly recommend .
    J.M. July 2017
  • Case for Personal Injury resolved quickly & professionally by Gordon Milligan. I had total confidence in you. Efficiently carried out & very satisfied with overall outcome.
    M.C. June 2017
  • I am most impressed and feel that I am a valued client. I would like to express particular thanks to Julie Harris for her care & attention and personal touch in my Personal Injury case. I really appreciate all the hard work & effort that has gone into the handling of my case. Keep up the excellent work.
    J.M. June 2017
  • From start to finish of my case I was made to feel at ease and treated with the greatest of respect by Gordon Milligan. I am delighted with the outcome and would have no hesitation in consulting you again.
    J.T. March 2017

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What our clients say

  • Staff were very polite and understanding. Nothing was too much bother for them and they made it a very stress free time for me. Jackie Raitt's help was much appreciated. Thank you
    B.S. November 2017
  • I didn't expect the outcome I got and the speed of it too. The service was excellent from start to finish and it exceeded all expectations. Thanks to Julie and team for your help and guidance.
    J.S. November 2017
  • The service I received from Caitlin Souter was excellent and thank you to Allan McDougall for helping me with my claim.
    D.M. November 2017
  • I have received the cheque from my former employer's insurers and would like to thank Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt for all your hard work and perseverance in pursuing my dermatitis case. You achieved an excellent outcome for me. My main intention was to get my employers to acknowledge responsibility for my condition but the money was the icing on the cake.
    J.S. November 2017
  • I would like to thank Gordon Milligan for making the whole process simple and easy to understand. I was kept informed at every stage of the claim and his guidance was invaluable in settling this claim.
    T.G. September 2017
  • As i have a disability (deaf and dumb) I found all help given to me was excellent and a interpreter was provided who was a great help. Thank you ever so much.
    K.M. September 2017
  • Fantastic service from Julie Harris. Made the experience so much easier.
    J.M. September 2017
  • As in the previous case I had with Jackie Raitt, I had the same excellent service with Julie Harris. I cannot say anything negative at all.
    G.H. September 2017
  • Professional & friendly service in my injury case. Sean White was amazing. Kept me informed at all times and explained things very clearly.
    K.P. August 2017
  • Full professional service from start to finish from Jackie Raitt in dealing with my case for occupational hearing loss. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
    A.M. August 2017
  • Wonderful service in dealing with my injury case. Thank you so much Gordon Milligan & Staff.
    K.Y. August 2017
  • I would definitely use again and would highly recommend .
    J.M. July 2017
  • Case for Personal Injury resolved quickly & professionally by Gordon Milligan. I had total confidence in you. Efficiently carried out & very satisfied with overall outcome.
    M.C. June 2017
  • I am most impressed and feel that I am a valued client. I would like to express particular thanks to Julie Harris for her care & attention and personal touch in my Personal Injury case. I really appreciate all the hard work & effort that has gone into the handling of my case. Keep up the excellent work.
    J.M. June 2017
  • From start to finish of my case I was made to feel at ease and treated with the greatest of respect by Gordon Milligan. I am delighted with the outcome and would have no hesitation in consulting you again.
    J.T. March 2017

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