Graham Primrose QC

Year of Call: 1993
Silk: 2008

0131 226 5071
graham.primrose@advocates.org.uk

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Extremely able and highly regarded among his peers, with a nimble mind and very good client skills. He can easily communicate complex cases, which is really important... He is sound on his feet, able before the courts and takes a commercial view to negotiations.

Chambers & Partners

Graham Primrose QC is a highly regarded silk, ranked in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2019 for Personal Injury as a “Star Individual” and in Clinical Negligence, and in Tier 1 for Personal Injury and Medical Negligence in The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2018.

“praised for his calm demeanour when dealing with claims of the utmost complexity. He represents both pursuers and defenders.” Chambers & Partners 2019

“He has clear thinking and a strong strategic understanding. He will roll up his sleeves and get the work done. He is excellent in dealing with clients and insured parties.” “Very diligent, pragmatic and practical. He has a good knowledge of the law and doesn’t get flustered.” Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very experienced in personal injury reparation cases.” Legal 500 2018

Graham has a wide and varied civil practice with particular emphasis on reparation and professional negligence. He also practices in the area of employment, property and commercial law and has been an Ad hoc Advocate Depute since 2007. Graham is regularly instructed by high profile organisations, including several large insurance companies. He has particular knowledge of, and expertise in, cases involving oil and gas installations.

Graham was instructed for the partners of the pilot and co-pilot of the Super Puma Helicopter which crashed off the Scottish coast in April 2009 with the loss of all passengers and crew. The case concluded with a high-value settlement in October 2012. Graham also acted as Senior Counsel on behalf of the widows and children of all crew members aboard the Nimrod Aircraft which crashed whilst on active service in Afghanistan. A substantial settlement of damages was achieved on behalf of the clients in the summer of 2010. Graham is currently involved in a number of high profile reparation cases. He recently appeared on behalf of the second defenders and reclaimers in the reclaiming motion in the case of Anthony Phee -v- James Gordon & Niddrie Castle Golf Club in which, at first instance, ([2011] CSOH 181) the Lord Ordinary found against a golfer and the operators of a golf club following the loss of an eye by a player during the course of a game of golf at the second defenders’ course (reclaiming motion due to conclude in December 2012). He has appeared in several Fatal Accident Inquiries. Graham Primrose has been ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as a leading individual consistently over a number of years.

Graham has experience in all of the courts in Scotland from the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session to Sheriff Courts. He has appeared at the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as the Employment Tribunal and at Fatal Accident Inquiries.

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