Hugh H. Campbell QC FCIArb

Year of Call: 1969
Silk: 1983

0131 226 5071

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significant experience in industrial disease litigation

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FCIArb: 1986
Chartered Arbitrator: 1999

Hugh Campbell QC has acted (and continues to act) in almost every conceivable type of injury and disease case, including lung disease, vibration damage, allergic and contact reactions, medical negligence, industrial accidents arising in a multitude of circumstances, road traffic accidents, offshore oil and gas accidents, injury arising from breach of the Consumer Protection Act, physical and psychiatric injury, cross-border accidents, and valuations of every kind of personal injury damage. He has appeared at many Fatal Accident Inquiries, and acted as Senior Counsel for Trades Unions and victims and families in the Piper Alpha Inquiry, and for most of the claimants in the subsequent personal injury/death arbitrations. He is regularly called on to provide second opinions where other advisors have already given views.

He acts exclusively for pursuers, usually on a speculative basis, and he has a particular interest/involvement in the proper preparation of cases from an early stage, so that settlement is rendered more likely. In light of his success in doing so, it is rare that the cases in which he is involved get to Proof; the few cases which do (see, e.g., Johnston v Edinburgh City Council 2007 CSOH 171, and Valentine v MoD 2010 CSOH 40) have had to be fought only by reason of intransigence on the part of the defenders’ advisors. He also recently argued successfully for the applicability of the COSHH Regulations in relation to the contraction of Lyme Disease by a forestry worker: MacEchern v Scottish Ministers 2011 CSOH 135.

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