Liability Claims Conference

Liability claims conference to be followed by evening reception celebrating firm's 125th anniversary.

Our clients tell us that Simpson & Marwick is Scotland's leading litigation and dispute management law firm.  Experience tells us that, building on 125 years of the finest Scottish legal tradition, today's Simpson & Marwick is the foremost claims resolution specialist practice in Scotland.

Join us at our latest conference and let us show you where the law is headed on some key issues.

We will provide you with insights into the challenging issues in Scotland affecting the Insurance industry and their legal advisors.

Our programme is packed with topical issues, including

  • Disease focussing on asbestos and in particular pleural plaques
  • Professional indemnity
  • Fraud
  • A six pack review
  • RTA and quantum to include jury death claims

Our guest speaker is Sheriff Principal Taylor, who started his legal career in 1977 becoming a solicitor advocate in 1993.  He was appointed a Sheriff at Edinburgh, in 1998, but was transferred to Glasgow when the Commercial Court opened there in 1998.  Serving as the designated commercial sheriff he was then appointed to Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin in 2005.  He has now retired from the bench and having been a member of the Scottish Civil Court Review, which reported in 2009, he has now been appointed to lead the inquiry into costs and funding of litigation in Scotland

Where & When?

Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
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Thursday 2nd June, 1.30pm - 9.30pm

Time Event Speaker
13.30 - 13.50 Registration and coffee
13.50 - 14.00 Introduction by chair Douglas Russell
14.00 - 14.20 Costs - post Gill/Jackson Sheriff Principal Taylor
14.20 - 14.45 Asbestos related disease claims - an update David Tait
14.45 - 15.10 A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: professional indemnity review Graeme Watson
15.10 - 15.30 Coffee
15.30 - 15.55 Fraud and what the courts can do - a Scottish perspective Katy Nisbet
15.55 - 16.20 Working on a six pack, a review of recent cases Mark Donaldson
16.20 - 16.45 Injurious Jurors Andrew Constable
16.45 - 16.55 Question Time
Party time!  Guest speaker Austin Lafferty








Charge & Bookings

There is no charge for this event.  To reserve places for you and your colleagues please email Celia Lauder at