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Specialist Personal Injury Partner joins the team at Law Firm of the Year Harper Macleod

Posted: 18th May 2016

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Harper Macleod, recently named Scottish Law Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards, is delighted to announce it has added a new Partner to its Personal Injury & Reparation team. Elaine Russell joins the firm from Irwin Mitchell where she was supervising partner for the Insurance and Personal Injury departments in Scotland. She said: “I am delighted to add my experience and specialist knowledge to what is already a market leading team at Harper Macleod.

“The firm is focused on achieving justice for the people it represents, often at a difficult time in their lives, and that has been the driving force behind my working life. I’m passionate about what I do and am committed to working with others – be they healthcare professionals, authorities or other organisations – to make Scotland a more accountable, safer and fairer place. “Client care is always first and foremost in my mind, whatever the circumstances clients are dealing with, and together with my new colleagues I believe Harper Macleod can make a difference for those injured throughout Scotland.”

Harper Macleod’s Personal Injury & Reparation team advises on all types of accident and injury cases throughout Scotland. Elaine brings particular expertise in dealing with areas including: road traffic accidents; serious injury and fatal accidents including representation of the victims of Clutha Vaults helicopter crash; workplace accidents, and asbestos related disease. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession describes her as an “accomplished solicitor” and someone who can “see problems before they appear”. She is accredited as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law by the Law Society of Scotland, a senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and was the Scottish regional coordinator of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society.

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