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Derek Couper

Associate
Edinburgh Office
0131 581 8593
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.

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland