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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 television, radio and elsewhere about the best way to... 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

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

  • First class service from Julie Harris. I could not have asked for more.
    R.B. May 2018
  • Fantastic service from Jackie Raitt and her team. Excellent investigation undertaken.
    I.B. May 2018
  • I would not hesitate to contact the firm and Gordon Milligan in future and will highly recommend to friends & family. Thank you
    R.C. May 2018
  • I wish to thank Jackie Raitt for her help with my case. The settlement was a lot more than I anticipated and I have no doubt that this outcome was down to her thoroughness & professionalism. This is the second time she has worked on my behalf with very good results both times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Allan McDougall to family & friends.
    C.M. April 2018
  • Highly recommended. I am very pleased with the service provided by Caitlin Souter. Very helpful and professional Thank you.
    A.W. March 2018
  • The service was excellent. Gordon Milligan was first class.
    W.M. March 2018
  • I cannot thank Caitlin Souter enough for her hard work and advice given regarding my claim, and for bringing it to a satisfactory conclusion on my behalf.
    J.M. March 2018
  • First class service from Jackie Raitt from start to finish. Thanks once again.
    J.M. March 2018
  • I could not have been more happy with the work carried out by Gordon Milligan on my behalf.
    R.T. January 2018
  • I am extremely grateful for the help and support I received from Sean White.
    R.R. January 2018
  • I would like to thank Mr Harris and his staff for their honesty and frank views. Excellent outcome, could not be happier.
    J.M. January 2018
  • Very professional service. I would like to thank Caitlin and others involved for securing my personal injury award.
    G.W. January 2018
  • Mr Milligan was very professional and courteous in dealing with my injury case. Thank you
    J.S. January 2018
  • 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

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What our clients say

  • First class service from Julie Harris. I could not have asked for more.
    R.B. May 2018
  • Fantastic service from Jackie Raitt and her team. Excellent investigation undertaken.
    I.B. May 2018
  • I would not hesitate to contact the firm and Gordon Milligan in future and will highly recommend to friends & family. Thank you
    R.C. May 2018
  • I wish to thank Jackie Raitt for her help with my case. The settlement was a lot more than I anticipated and I have no doubt that this outcome was down to her thoroughness & professionalism. This is the second time she has worked on my behalf with very good results both times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Allan McDougall to family & friends.
    C.M. April 2018
  • Highly recommended. I am very pleased with the service provided by Caitlin Souter. Very helpful and professional Thank you.
    A.W. March 2018
  • The service was excellent. Gordon Milligan was first class.
    W.M. March 2018
  • I cannot thank Caitlin Souter enough for her hard work and advice given regarding my claim, and for bringing it to a satisfactory conclusion on my behalf.
    J.M. March 2018
  • First class service from Jackie Raitt from start to finish. Thanks once again.
    J.M. March 2018
  • I could not have been more happy with the work carried out by Gordon Milligan on my behalf.
    R.T. January 2018
  • I am extremely grateful for the help and support I received from Sean White.
    R.R. January 2018
  • I would like to thank Mr Harris and his staff for their honesty and frank views. Excellent outcome, could not be happier.
    J.M. January 2018
  • Very professional service. I would like to thank Caitlin and others involved for securing my personal injury award.
    G.W. January 2018
  • Mr Milligan was very professional and courteous in dealing with my injury case. Thank you
    J.S. January 2018
  • 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

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