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Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan has extensive advocacy experience specialising in personal injury litigation. She acts for pursuers and defenders in many cases involving personal injury and medical negligence. Prior to the Bar, Louise qualified as a solicitor in both Scotland and New South Wales in Australia. She also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Edinburgh University. In addition, Louise has over 20 years advocacy experience including Inner and Outer House and Sheriff Court appearances in motions, proofs, jury trials, procedure rolls and reclaiming motions.

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Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen QC

Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen has a civil practice with particular emphasis on commercial law, planning and environmental law and public law. She is listed in the Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners in various practice areas. Since calling to the bar in 2009 Laura-Anne has been instructed in a variety of general commercial matters including company and insolvency matters, contractual disputes and shipping matters. She has been instructed for developers and local authorities in planning disputes, for interested parties in fatal accident and public inquiries, and in relation to judicial reviews.

Laura-Anne has extensive advocacy experience. Before calling to the Scottish bar she practised as an advocate in South Africa and called to the bar of England and Wales in 2008. She has appeared in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Session, the Sheriff Court and a wide range tribunals and inquiries.

She was a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government from 2015 to 2021. She is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel.

Laura-Anne was the winner of the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 “Scottish Bar Junior of the Year” title, and was also shortlisted for the award in 2019.

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