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Jim Herd

Senior Associate
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Herd, Jim

Overview

Jim is a Senior Associate and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law. 

He also specialises in health and safety litigation along with employment law.  Jim acts for individuals, businesses and the public sector and has wide ranging advocacy experience in employment tribunals and courts.

He is experienced in dealing with catastrophic injury cases, health and safety enforcement notices and prosecutions and Fatal Accident Inquiries. He has acted for the Health and Safety Executive in major inquiries and recently acted for the claimants in Hamilton v Ferguson Transport  which resulted in the largest bereavement awards in Scottish legal history for a husband and his daughter.

Jim has also acted in other cases which have resulted in developments in the law (e.g. Delaney v McGregor Construction where Jim's client was awarded a new category of damages for future earnings losses).

Areas of expertise:

Business

Jim is a Senior Associate and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law.  He specialises in health and safety litigation along with employment law.  Jim acts for businesses and the public sector and has wide ranging advocacy experience in employment tribunals and courts.

He is experienced in dealing with catastrophic injury cases, health and safety enforcement notices and prosecutions and Fatal Accident Inquiries. He has acted for the Health and Safety Executive in major inquiries and recently acted for the claimants in Hamilton v Ferguson Transport  which changed Scots law and procedure in fatal damages claims.

He has represented clients in lengthy proceedings resulting in new guidance being issued concerning open cast mining safety and the safety of young persons involved in outdoor adventure activities.  He has advised on regulatory issues around responsibility for enforcement of health and safety laws between police, the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities.

Individuals & Families

Jim is a Senior Associate and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law.  He also specialises in health and safety litigation along with employment law.  Jim acts for individuals, and has wide ranging advocacy experience in employment tribunals and courts.

He is experienced in dealing with catastrophic injury cases, medical negligence actions and employment and motor accident cases. He has extensive experience in health and safety enforcement notices and prosecutions and Fatal Accident Inquiries. He has acted for the Health and Safety Executive in major inquiries and recently acted for the claimants in Hamilton v Ferguson Transport  which resulted in the largest bereavement awards in Scottish legal history for a husband and his daughter.

Jim has also acted in a number of cases which have resulted in developments in the law (e.g. Delaney v McGregor Construction where Jim's client was awarded a new category of damages for future earnings losses).

What our clients and peers say

Jim has been very good at steering me through this process. He has been proactive in getting everything ready and has kept up the pressure on the other party to clearly state their grounds for appeal. He has been challenging them to produce documents and reasoning behind their statements. He has also been readily available to discuss any matters relating to the hearing.

Gerard McCulloch
Principal Construction Inspector, Health and Safety Executive

Recommended for his ‘efficient, no-nonsense approach to progressing litigation’.

- Legal 500

I was injured in a car crash pile up and was delighted by the compensation Jim Herd won for me. They told me at the start what they would do and how much I would get and they delivered it to my brother and I. Great service, no messing about.

- Graeme Collard (Private client)

Mr Herd stood up for our families' rights and helped us after my brother was killed at work...They helped my family raise a claim against my brother's employers and the owners of a dangerous work site.... I feel justice was done and that we were vindicated.

- Mark Taylor (Private client)

I lost my arm in a terrible work accident when it was caught a picker line conveyor belt in a recycling plant...Jim agreed to help me and my family and arranged to meet me with a polish speaker where everything was explained...I was a little worried about getting involved in a court case in what for us was a new country but Morton Fraser were very helpful to me throughout and took care of everything.

- Stan Pelowski (Private client)

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