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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

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

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

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

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?

In January, U2 frontman Bono was involved in a cycling accident in New York, and reportedly, may never play guitar again. 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

  • 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
  • First Class Service from David Harris.
    A.F. February 2019
  • I would recommend this firm and David Harris to anyone going through the same situation as me and needing a Personal Injury lawyer.
    C.H. February 2019
  • I would like to thank Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt for a job well done
    A.M. February 2019
  • I was really pleased with how my case was handled by Gordon Milligan and would recommend to others.
    L.C. February 2019
  • Sean White was brilliant from start to finish. Any questions I had were always answered swiftly. I trusted Sean completely and was more than happy to go with what he recommended: Will be recommending Allan McDougall to my work colleagues who need legal advice. Thanks again Sean.
    D.L. November 2018
  • Julie Harris provided a great service and was very professional. So good that I referred my friend. Thank you. I'm very pleased with the result.
    S.M. November 2018

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What our clients say

  • 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
  • First Class Service from David Harris.
    A.F. February 2019
  • I would recommend this firm and David Harris to anyone going through the same situation as me and needing a Personal Injury lawyer.
    C.H. February 2019
  • I would like to thank Julie Harris and Jackie Raitt for a job well done
    A.M. February 2019
  • I was really pleased with how my case was handled by Gordon Milligan and would recommend to others.
    L.C. February 2019
  • Sean White was brilliant from start to finish. Any questions I had were always answered swiftly. I trusted Sean completely and was more than happy to go with what he recommended: Will be recommending Allan McDougall to my work colleagues who need legal advice. Thanks again Sean.
    D.L. November 2018
  • Julie Harris provided a great service and was very professional. So good that I referred my friend. Thank you. I'm very pleased with the result.
    S.M. November 2018

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