Jamie Dawson

Year of Call: 2004

07739 639 046
jamie.dawson@advocates.org.uk
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“He's very thorough and goes into a lot of depth; his advocacy skills are very good”

Chambers & Partners

Jamie Dawson has a wide ranging civil practice involving both appearance and advisory work. He has experience of appearing in both the Inner and Outer House of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and sheriff courts as well as tribunals. He is regularly instructed in medical and dental negligence cases (pursuer and defender), also works in the field of personal injury (pursuer and defender) and defamation and handles commercial disputes, trust and property cases. He was recommended in Chambers & Partners (2014) for personal injury work, as follows:

“Acts for pursuers and defenders in equal measure, and is singled out for his expertise in claims relating to serious and catastrophic injury, and in cases relating to disease.”

Expertise: “He’s very thorough and goes into a lot of depth; his advocacy skills are very good.”

And in 2015 as follows:

“Routinely represents both pursuers and defenders in a broad range of case, including RTAs and industrial disease claims.

Strengths: “He is a very good opponent.”

In 2016, he was recommended in Chambers & Partners (2016) for personal injury work, as follows:

“He combines knowledge of product liability issues with expertise in road traffic accidents, public liability and industrial disease claims.

Strengths: “He is extremely impressive and very helpful too.”

And for clinical negligence work as follows:

“Medical negligence disputes are the main focus of his wide civil practice. He has an interest in dental negligence and is recommended for his experience in fatal negligence claims and high-value cerebral palsy cases. He acts for both defenders and pursuers.

Strengths: “He’s good, thorough and professional.”

In 2017, he is recommended in Chambers & Partners (2017) for personal injury work, as follows:

He has a varied civil practice that includes matters ranging from industrial disease to road traffic accidents and public liability claims. He is singled out for his proactive approach to the cases he is involved in.

Strengths: “He is very good at picking up on things and running with them.” “I would describe him as very proactive. He was very good in the case I was on and made a very positive contribution to its conclusion.”

And for clinical negligence work as follows:

A junior with an extensive civil practice with a focus on clinical negligence. He is recognised in the market for his work in fatal accident inquiries.

Strengths: “He is very good at picking up on things and running with them.”

Jamie has experience of acting for and against private individuals and corporations. He also has experience of acing for and against public bodies. He regularly acts for and against health boards in professional negligence cases. He has been instructed on behalf of chief constables. He has acted for and against local authorities in public liability cases. He has been instructed in the Penrose Inquiry, a public inquiry set up under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the infection of the recipients of blood and blood products in Scotland with HIV and hepatitis C. He has also acted as a temporary procurator fiscal depute and as a Crown junior. He has regularly been appointed to act as a commissioner in document and evidence commissions.

Jamie has been prepared to undertake work in new areas and has worked hard to attain an appropriate level of understanding of the particular circumstances of and the legal background to the cases in which he is instructed. He enjoys new challenges. He has gained considerable experience of appearing in court in both complex and urgent matters. He regularly provides written advice on a wide variety of matters including commercial, land and trust disputes.

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