Jennifer Thomson

Legal Director
Edinburgh Office
0131 247 1049
Jennifer is an experienced dispute resolution legal director. She is an accredited specialist in personal injury with the Law Society of Scotland.  

At Morton Fraser Jennifer specialises in high value cases, including those that are potentially sensitive, and cases requiring strategic input in view of her experience of catastrophic and complex claims.

Jennifer specialises in complex personal injury and regulatory claims. In particular, Jennifer specialises in employers' and occupiers' liability claims, fatal accident enquiries, and health and safety and regulatory claims.

Jennifer represents a wide range of clients, in particular across the public sector. She acts on behalf of UK and Scottish Government departments and their agencies, Local Authorities, and insurers and self-insured companies.

Jennifer delivers a value-driven, professional service, ensuring cases are dealt with efficiently and pro-actively.

Jennifer is experienced in advocacy and regularly represents clients in courtrooms across Scotland. She holds a Masters Degree in Advocacy from the University of Strathclyde (2015).

Jennifer is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland and a Notary Public.

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland
Accredited Specialist

Business Expertise

With over 15 years of experience in dispute resolution, Jennifer has extensive experience of reparation claims. She has a diverse case load covering the breadth of personal injury claims including asbestos-related and silicosis claims. She has particular experience of acting on behalf of public sector clients in mesothelioma claims. 

Jennifer also acts on behalf of public sector clients in relation to catastrophic injury claims following road traffic and industrial accidents.  

Jennifer has a particular interest and specialism in acting on behalf of public sector clients in historic sexual abuse claims, bullying and harassment claims, and other claims for psychiatric injury.  

Public Sector Expertise

Jennifer acts on behalf of clients in a wide range of dispute resolution claims, including employers' liability and road traffic claims. She regularly provides health and safety advice to public sector clients on a wide range of issues. 

Jennifer's current public sector clients include the Ministry of Defence, Transport Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, the Health and Safety Executive, and Royal Mail.

Jennifer's extensive public sector litigation experience ensures she is reactive to the reputational issues relevant to public sector clients.  

Jennifer frequently delivers training on topics of interest and relevance to public sector clients.