Louise Milligan

Year of Call: 1993

0131 226 5071

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Extensive advocacy experience specialising in personal injury litigation

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.

Personal Injury Law

McLaughlin v Morrison & Anr. [2013] CSOH 168
Junior counsel for pursuer in summary decree and interim danages motions where summary
decree granted and £500,000 awarded for interim damages in complex RTA where
defence of ex turpi causa argued

McLachlan v Early Learning Centre Ltd. [2011[ CSOH 25
Counsel for pursuer injured at work falling from height from unsuitable ladder. Decree granted.

Toner v George Morrison Builders [2010] CSOH 125
Counsel for pursuer injured at work falling from roof. Decree granted.

Gordon v Lynch [2009] CSOH 116
Junior counsel for pursuer in complex proof on quantum involving catastrophic injury and assessment of care costs. Decree of £3.3 million granted.

Downie v Fife Council [2008] CSOH 47
Counsel for pursuer in proof on quantum. Decree granted.

Sharpe v Highland and Islands Fire Board [2007] CSIH 34
Counsel for defenders in claim by fireman arising out of football match at work. Defenders assoilzied. Reclaiming motion by pursuer unsuccessful.

Fleming v Keiller [2006] CSOH 163
Counsel for defender in personal injury case raised one day after expiry of triennium. Section 19A application refused. Case dismissed.

Rankin & Others v Cairns [2005] CSOH 170
Counsel for pursuers in fatal RTA where liability disputed. Decree granted.
Miller v Lothian Primary Healthcare Trust (unreported – 1 July 2004)
Counsel for defenders in proof on quantum where judge held that accident did not cause pursuer’s subsequent disc prolapse.

Heasman v J M Taylor & Partners 2002 SC 326
Junior counsel for defenders in relaiming motion where court determined that case could be determined by jury.

Commercial Law

Shetland Times v Wills & Anr 1997 SC 316
Counsel for the pursuer where interim interdict granted in case involving a website where a prima facie case was established for breach of coyright.

Practice Areas

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Alan Moffat

Advocates' Clerk

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Jennifer Dunn

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

(working days Mondays to Thursdays)


Sheena Hume

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Shawn McArthur

Deputy Advocates' Clerk


Kathryn Ferguson

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Emma Busby

Deputy Advocates' Clerk


LLB Hons Dip. LP


Traineeship – Morton Fraser


Member of the Faculty of Advocates Personal Injury Law Group

Chairman of the Faculty of Advocates 1985 Charitable Trust

Trustee of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Investigation Committee Member for the Faculty Disciplinary Rules