She is marvellous to work with and focuses on getting the best for her clients.Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners
She is very good with high-value cases.
Lisa Henderson QC called to the Bar in 1995 and took silk in 2016. She gained Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2019 and is an Ambassador for the Scottish Arbitration Centre.
Lisa specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury claims, acting for both claimants and defendants. She is regularly instructed in complex high value cases. She is instructed in cases involving all aspects of personal injury law including employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, sexual abuse, stress at work, industrial disease, and product liability. She is currently instructed as defence counsel in multiple litigations relating to pelvic mesh. She has extensive expertise in cerebral palsy cases and claims involving catastrophic injury, such as amputation, brain damage and spinal injury. She has acted in numerous multimillion-pound settlements.
Lisa is ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar for both clinical negligence and personal injury:
“Absolutely brilliant, really astute and hard-working.” “She is fabulous with clients, keeps a cool level head and is always thoroughly prepared.”
The Legal 500 lists her in personal injury and medical negligence saying: “She is extremely hardworking, with extensive experience in high-value personal injury cases.”
Lisa is the author of and former lead tutor, on the personal injury elective for Edinburgh University’s Diploma in Legal Practice. [2011 and 2017] She is a former honorary senior lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine [2012- 2018] and was a visiting lecturer at Pavia University, Italy, in 2014 and 2015. She has also taught at Aberdeen University School of Law. She is regularly invited to chair or present at conferences. She teaches advocacy skills on a regular basis and has run an annual four-day advocacy skills course for a Scottish firm of solicitors for the past 10 years. She is an advocacy skills instructor on the Faculty of Advocates devils [pupils] training programme. She is currently Vice Chair of the British American Project UK Executive Committee.
Lisa recently became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an ambassador for the Scottish Arbitration Centre.
- Ampersand advocates appointed as Global Ambassadors for the Scottish Arbitration Centre7 May, 2019
- Counsel starring with star at Burns Suppers22 January, 2019
- Appointment with British-American Project for Ampersand silk14 November, 2018
- Top Rankings success in latest Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide2 November, 2017
- Lisa Henderson QC addresses University of Aberdeen17 October, 2017