After studying at Aberdeen University, I received my Law Degree in 1984 and my Diploma in Legal Practice in 1985. I qualified as a lawyer in 1987 and now have 25 years of experience in representing people with personal injury claims, specialising in cases involving motorcyclists who have been injured in road traffic accidents.
I’ve always taken a keen interest in motorcycling and obtained my full motorcycle licence in 1983. After my two children were born, I restricted my motorcycling exploits to off-road jaunts but several years ago, I decided it was time to make my two-wheeled return to the road.
Having dealt with the aftermath of so many motorcycle accidents, I started off with a visit to ProScot’s highly-regarded motorcycle training school. Undertaking ProScot’s motorcycle refresher training and the Enhanced Rider Scheme gave me back my confidence and brushed up my skills. To ensure I was as good as rider as possible, next, I completed several advanced courses run by John Macdonald of ProScot, including ProScot’s Cornering Skills course, which involved two days riding on some of the best roads in Britain.
Although it’s not necessary for a motorcycle accident lawyer to ride a motorcycle, I consider riding a motorcycle to be an important part of my role as it provides me with a full understanding and appreciation of motorcycle dynamics and control.
I was previously a Partner with a large personal injury legal practice and I’ve set up Motorcycle Law Scotland with Thompsons in order to provide a bespoke service to fellow motorcyclists. I am passionate about ensuring motorcyclists injured through no fault of their own receive the compensation they are entitled to. I strongly believe first class service and personal representation from experienced lawyers really does make a difference - not only to the outcome of a case but also to the motorcyclists and families involved.