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Nicola Edgar

Senior Associate

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Nicola is an accredited specialist in personal injury law and a Senior Associate in our litigation team in Glasgow. 

Nicola is experienced in dealing with pursuer and defender claims on behalf of individuals, large scale insurers, commercial clients and public sector clients. Nicola advises clients on cases involving medical negligence, employers' liability, public liability, cycling accidents, motor accidents and accidents abroad.  She specialises in high value, complex claims with a particular focus on fatal claims. 

Nicola deals with pre-litigated cases in which she attempts to negotiate satisfactory settlements on behalf of her clients. If an agreement is not reached, she is able to provide sturdy advice based on her extensive experience of conducting cases in both the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court.

Business expertise

Nicola has extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of claims including employers' liability in personal injury cases.  She regularly advises clients on complex, high value claims involving serious injuries or fatalities.  She has been accredited as a specialist in personal injury law and is highly experienced in facilitating out-of-court agreements and conducting proceedings in the Scottish courts.


She has successfully represented large scale insurers, commercial clients and public sector clients. Clients find Nicola approachable and easy to communicate with.  She is pragmatic and works to resolve cases in a cost effective, sensible way without any unnecessary complications.  She gives advice to clients in a clear way, whilst considering tactics and setting out the options.

Public Sector expertise

Nicola has substantial public sector litigation experience and has acted on behalf of a number of public sector clients.  Due to this experience, Nicola is able to identify which cases may become sensitive and/or present reputational risk, and handles them appropriately.  Nicola always ensures work is always carried out as efficiently as possible, whilst also keeping clients advised of any potential costs or savings.

Individuals and Families expertise

Nicola provides clear and thorough advice to a wide variety of clients, including individuals and families in personal injury and medical negligence claims. 

She has extensive experience in successfully negotiating substantial damages on behalf of her clients.  She specialises in fatal claims and claims resulting from road traffic accidents, cycling accidents and accidents at work.  She successfully recovered significant damages on behalf of the pursuer in a medical negligence case in the Court of Session, Bell v Alliance Medical Limited & Ors.


What our clients and peers say: 

It was a pleasure to work with Nicola. She kept me informed at all stages of the case. She was extremely helpful, gave knowledgeable advice and was easy to work with. She ensured that we got the best possible outcome. I would recommend Nicola to everyone.

Private Client, Glasgow

Nicola Edgar handled my case with excellence, getting me 233% more in damages than the original offer. I would recommend Nicola to anyone wanting to claim following a whiplash injury.

Private Client, Perth

Nicola has been very helpful every step of the process and has made a stressful situation much more manageable

Private Client, Glasgow

Nicola Edgar’s handling of my personal injury claim has resulted in her successfully negotiating substantial damages on my behalf. Throughout, Ms Edgar has offered excellent advice, keeping me informed of progress at all times. A very satisfactory conclusion.

Private Client, Glasgow

The service provided by Nicola was exceptional. Everything was clearly explained to me. All emails/calls were answered promptly and concisely. I couldn't recommend Morton Fraser more highly.

Private Client, Glasgow

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Accredited Specialist, Law Society Scotland