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Need legal advice about an injury? Come to our free Penicuik clinic on 15 June

Been injured through no fault of your own in the last three years? Come along to our free personal injury legal clinic in Penicuik for a confidential chat Read more

A new Act for serious injury claimants

New legislation will bring substantial increases in compensation amounts in the most serious personal injury cases Read more

Injured as a result of a road or pavement defect? What evidence is needed for claims?

Potholes are an increasing problem on Scottish roads and pavements, putting many at risk of injury. Read more

Personal injury partner boost for Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall has further strengthened its personal injury team with the appointment of Stephen Irvine as partner Read more

Success at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019

Allan McDougall Solicitors won the Litigation Team of the Year award in the Scottish Legal Awards 2019 at an awards ceremony in Glasgow last night. Read more

International Women's Day 2019

We're proud to be celebrating International Women's Day 2019. Read more

Working on Sundays - Could this amount to religious discrimination?

If your employer requires that you work on Sundays, which is a violation of your religious beliefs, could this amount to discrimination? Read more

Working at home accidents - who is liable?

Who is responsible if you are involved in an accident while working from home? Read more

Motorcyclist who crashed into rear of car awarded damages

A motorcyclist who was involved in a serious road traffic collision on the A82 has been awarded damages Read more

Scottish Legal Awards Shortlisting

Allan McDougall Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Litigation Team of the Year award in the Scottish Legal Awards 2019. Read more

Winner, Litigation Team of the Year, Law Awards of Scotland 2018

Allan McDougall’s personal injury team won Litigation Team of the Year in the Law Awards of Scotland 2018 at a glittering ceremony last night. Read more

Repetitive Strain Injury

Gordon Milligan writes about Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI. Read more

Vibration White Finger

Vibration White Finger, or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, is an industrial injury triggered by regular use of vibrating hand-held machinery. Read more

Accidents at work - how to bring a claim

If you’ve suffered an accident at work which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Read more

Allan McDougall shortlisted in the Law Awards of Scotland 2018

Allan McDougall Solicitors’ personal injury team has been shortlisted in the Litigation Team of the Year category in the Law Awards of Scotland 2018. Read more

Display screen equipment injuries

We see many clients with back strains and other complaints as a result of a poor desk set up. Read more

Caitlin Souter accredited as Medical Negligence specialist

Caitlin Souter, an Associate in our Personal Injury team, has been accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Medical Negligence. Read more

Gordon Milligan promoted to Associate

Allan McDougall Solicitors has promoted Gordon Milligan to the position of Associate Read more

Blooming Great Tea Party

Lots of delicious home-baked cakes and savouries at our staff Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for Marie Curie Hospice Read more

New Code of Practice impacts local authority claims

As lawyers to Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, Allan McDougall frequently deal with trips, slips and falls in the premises of employers. Read more

Happy Birthday to the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court!

On 22 September 2018, our Scottish specialist Personal Injury Court will be three years old. Read more

Rugby youth team sponsorship

Haddington Rugby U16 team all ready to play Berwickshire Schools in this week’s Cup match Read more

Thanks to our clients for great feedback

Here is just some of the great feedback we have received from clients over the past few months Read more

Mentoring with the Lawscot Foundation

Julie Harris has become a mentor on the Lawscot Foundation programme. Read more

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon

Allan McDougall Solicitors would like to pay tribute to Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, who has sadly passed away at age 72. Read more

How has the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act changed the landscape for abuse survivors?

When the Act came into force in 2017, the 3-year time limit in which abuse victims could pursue a damages claim was lifted. Read more

Cut whiplash injuries with simple headrest test

It’s Injury Prevention Day today, and the focus this year is on avoiding needless injuries by ensuring vehicle head restraints are properly adjusted. Read more

Festivalgoers urged to stay safe this summer

Festivalgoers warned of the accident risks at festivals as Allan McDougall sees sharp increase in personal injury claims from festivals and events Read more

What counts as informed consent when making a medical decision?

Patients today can expect a more active and informed role in treatment decisions than in the past. Read more

How long do I have to claim after an accident?

If you have had an accident which is someone else’s fault, it is important to be aware that there are time limits for claiming for compensation. Read more

Dog bite claims

It is estimated there are around nine million pet dogs in the UK. But what remedy do you have if you are bitten by someone else’s dog? Read more

Allan McDougall Solicitors sponsor sports awards

Allan McDougall Solicitors are delighted to be the main sponsor of the Knox Sports Awards 2018. Read more

New Bill set to improve access to justice

A new Bill passed by the Scottish Government on 1 May is set to bring about a number of positive changes in relation to access to justice. Read more

Potholes, local authorities' liability and what we can do

As the number of potholes and other road defects increase, so too does the risk of injury to road users and pedestrians. Read more

Industrial deafness

Industrial deafness is currently the most common 'occupational disease', accounting for around 75% of all occupational disease claims. Read more

Asbestos related disease compensation claims

Every year in the UK several thousand people are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease Read more

Thought you can't claim compensation as you were partly to blame? Think again

Even if you are partially to blame for an accident, you may still be able to receive compensation Read more

Funding a personal injury case

If you're thinking about claiming compensation for an accident, you might well be confused by the adverts on TV, radio and elsewhere about the best way to proceed. Read more

Winter weather accidents

In the winter months, bad weather can cause hazards in many activities that are part of our daily life. Read more

Compensation culture?

A fatal industrial accident and recently released HSE statistics serve to remind us that work can be dangerous. Read more

A Journey Through the Cycling Year

Allan McDougall Solicitors is delighted to be supporting The WS Society’s upcoming event, The Cycling Podcast for A Journey Through the Cycling Year. Read more

Double award shortlisting

Allan McDougall Solicitors has been shortlisted in both the Litigation Team of the Year and Excellence in Client Care categories in the Scottish Legal Awards 2018. Read more

Accidents at the gym

The last thing any new or seasoned gym enthusiast expects to happen is to suffer an injury whilst at the gym. Read more

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

Our Founder: The Allan McDougall Story

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

A triple pronged attack on cycling accidents

Achieving a reduction in cycling accidents would seem to be a commendable aspiration. Read more

Putting a figure on personal injury claims

The aim of any personal injury claim is to put the injured person in the position they would have been in, had the injury not occurred. 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. Read more

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What our clients say

  • I would like to thank you Sean for all the hard work you put into my case. It's been a long road and I'm eternally grateful for you sticking by me. You have been very tenacious in your pursuit of my case and achieved a far higher settlement than I thought possible. Ultimately you have made a huge difference to my life, turning a bleak future into something more positive. So thank you again very, very much Sean.
    G.M. May 2019
  • I would like to thank David Harris for his advice and professionalism through the whole process and the generous approach taken in relation to your fees.fees. Highly recommended. Thank you. I hope that I wont fall through a roof again. If I do I will be in contact
    J.R. May 2019
  • Delighted by the professionalism of Sean White and team. Thank you all.
    M.D. April 2019
  • My case was dealt with smoothly and efficiently by Julie Harris. Extremely happy with service and outcome
    H.D. April 2019
  • Overall I received an excellent service from AMD's Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt.. All the staff I dealt with were very approachable and responded promptly. I was very satisfied that the lawyers working on my case were highly professional and achieved a very good outcome on my behalf for which I am very grateful.
    M.S. March 2019
  • All aspects were good. David Harris was clear and I appreciated that.
    D.W. March 2019
  • Delighted with the outcome and also with the way my case was handled by Jackie Raitt.
    R.D. March 2019
  • Couldn't have asked for any better from Julie Harris.
    G.L. March 2019
  • I would like to thank Sean White for the way he has handled my case and for an excellent outcome. I am delighted. Thank you once again!
    J.C. March 2019
  • Jackie Raitt was fantastic to deal with. Courteous and informing me every step of the way. Other staff were also most helpful and extremely pleasant. Thank you!
    A.M. March 2019
  • Caitlin was very kind to me and reassured me during this whole process. I appreciate all her help and assistance.
    C.M. March 2019
  • Highly recommended. Would use again. Thanks Gillian Lolic for excellent service
    F.S. March 2019
  • Gordon Bathgate provided an excellent service and I am very happy with the outcome.
    G.S. February 2019
  • Having never been involved previously in an accident, I found the help and advice given by Gordon Milligan to be first class, Thank you.
    A.C. February 2019
  • Julie Harris was excellent in keeping me informed about my case and explaining each stage of the process
    C.R. February 2019
  • Thank you David, Sean and Julie for your advice and support throughout this process
    L.L. February 2019
  • Julie Harris was very helpful and understanding.Thank you for an excellent service.
    T.S. February 2019
  • Cannot fault anything, Jackie Raitt provided an excellent service from start to conclusion. thank you
    W.C. February 2019
  • Totally satisfied with advice from David Harris and ease of progress, much obliged.
    L.K. February 2019
  • I would like to thank Mr Harris and his team for the prompt and attentive manner in which this was all carried out. My mother also would like to thank you for taking the worry out of the whole proceedings.
    C.M. February 2019

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What our clients say

  • I would like to thank you Sean for all the hard work you put into my case. It's been a long road and I'm eternally grateful for you sticking by me. You have been very tenacious in your pursuit of my case and achieved a far higher settlement than I thought possible. Ultimately you have made a huge difference to my life, turning a bleak future into something more positive. So thank you again very, very much Sean.
    G.M. May 2019
  • I would like to thank David Harris for his advice and professionalism through the whole process and the generous approach taken in relation to your fees.fees. Highly recommended. Thank you. I hope that I wont fall through a roof again. If I do I will be in contact
    J.R. May 2019
  • Delighted by the professionalism of Sean White and team. Thank you all.
    M.D. April 2019
  • My case was dealt with smoothly and efficiently by Julie Harris. Extremely happy with service and outcome
    H.D. April 2019
  • Overall I received an excellent service from AMD's Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt.. All the staff I dealt with were very approachable and responded promptly. I was very satisfied that the lawyers working on my case were highly professional and achieved a very good outcome on my behalf for which I am very grateful.
    M.S. March 2019
  • All aspects were good. David Harris was clear and I appreciated that.
    D.W. March 2019
  • Delighted with the outcome and also with the way my case was handled by Jackie Raitt.
    R.D. March 2019
  • Couldn't have asked for any better from Julie Harris.
    G.L. March 2019
  • I would like to thank Sean White for the way he has handled my case and for an excellent outcome. I am delighted. Thank you once again!
    J.C. March 2019
  • Jackie Raitt was fantastic to deal with. Courteous and informing me every step of the way. Other staff were also most helpful and extremely pleasant. Thank you!
    A.M. March 2019
  • Caitlin was very kind to me and reassured me during this whole process. I appreciate all her help and assistance.
    C.M. March 2019
  • Highly recommended. Would use again. Thanks Gillian Lolic for excellent service
    F.S. March 2019
  • Gordon Bathgate provided an excellent service and I am very happy with the outcome.
    G.S. February 2019
  • Having never been involved previously in an accident, I found the help and advice given by Gordon Milligan to be first class, Thank you.
    A.C. February 2019
  • Julie Harris was excellent in keeping me informed about my case and explaining each stage of the process
    C.R. February 2019
  • Thank you David, Sean and Julie for your advice and support throughout this process
    L.L. February 2019
  • Julie Harris was very helpful and understanding.Thank you for an excellent service.
    T.S. February 2019
  • Cannot fault anything, Jackie Raitt provided an excellent service from start to conclusion. thank you
    W.C. February 2019
  • Totally satisfied with advice from David Harris and ease of progress, much obliged.
    L.K. February 2019
  • I would like to thank Mr Harris and his team for the prompt and attentive manner in which this was all carried out. My mother also would like to thank you for taking the worry out of the whole proceedings.
    C.M. February 2019

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