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Derek Couper

Senior Solicitor

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Derek is a Senior Solicitor in our litigation team who specialises in medical negligence law.

Individuals and Families expertise

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.

Recent Content by Derek Couper

10 Aug 2020

Proving your case - why a breach of duty is never enough

In Scotland, it is a well-established legal principle that in order for a claim of negligence to succeed, three separate elements of the case must be...
Derek Couper
6 Aug 2020

Safety at work and Coronavirus

In these unprecedented times, it is widely acknowledged that employers have a duty to protect workers against the risk of contracting Covid-19 in the...
Derek Couper
4 Aug 2020

National Road Victim Month

National Road Victim month is held annually in August to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads.  Road accidents remain the...
Derek Couper