Derek is an associate in our Litigation team who specialises in medical negligence law.
Derek acts principally for pursuers and has represented clients in wide range of clinical negligence matters, including birth injury, brain damage and fatal cases. Derek conducts cases in Sheriff Courts across Scotland and in the Court of Session in Edinburgh, in addition to dealing with claims at the stage before court proceedings are raised.
Derek has particular experience in progressing cases relating to surgical error, neurological disability and catastrophic injury. He was recently successful in obtaining a seven figure settlement on behalf of the pursuer in a medical negligence case in the Court of Session, relating to a diagnosis of hypoxia induced cerebral palsy.
I can't thank Derek Couper enough for agreeing to represent me in my medical negligence case. His reputation as an expert in this area of law is obviously well deserved and I was impressed by how much he knew about the procedure I underwent even before he had seen my medical records. He is charming and incredibly astute - a rare combination!
Derek took on my claim when nobody else would, and he never stopped believing in me. He won my case and achieved far more compensation for me than I could ever have imagined. He really empathised with everything that I had been through, and he made sure I was not short changed for any of my injuries.
Derek Couper is the best solicitor I have ever dealt with in any capacity - and I’ve dealt with a few over the years! I think what sets him apart is that he is very personable, never any ego, negativity or abruptness - and he is always incredibly efficient, polite and informative.
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