Top Rankings for Compass in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023
Compass Chambers is delighted to have been recognized as a leading ensemble by Rooms United Kingdom in the latest edition of the yearbook published yesterday. Compass received 47 individual rankings in 6 practice area categories. Compass is also rated Band 1 as a whole in 4 categories – Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Health & Safety and Product Liability.
In Personal Injury, Compass has 23 ranked members and is the only ensemble in Scotland to be recognized as Band 1. The directory reports that Compass is “Scotland’s leading personal injury stable”. He goes on to say that it “homes a strong group of senior and junior attorneys who are routinely tasked with acting on behalf of prosecutors and defendants in high value catastrophic injury, occupational disease and fatal accident claims.” Robert Milligan KC is rated Individual Star in this area.
In Clinical Negligence, Compass has 10 ranked members and is ranked Band 1 as a whole. The directory says Compass is “a leading stable in the Scottish medical negligence market and home to expertise covering a wide range of disputes”. The directory reports “they have a strong group of KCs and juniors who have expertise in the area of clinical negligence.”
In health and safety, the 6 defenders ranked by Rooms United Kingdom in Scotland come from Compass and the stable is again ranked Band 1 as a whole. The directory states that “the stable is regularly instructed in the most high-profile health and safety cases in the market” and is home to “a strong group of advocates who are highly regarded for their expert handling of complex health and safety cases arising across the engineering, oil and gas, rail and construction sectors, among others.All defenders listed are ranked in Band 1, with Peter Gray KC and Murdo Macleod KC highlighted as as star individuals in this field.
In product liability, Compass has 6 ranked members, the most of any Scottish stable, and is ranked Band 1 as a whole in this area. The directory says Compass has “a strong bench of attorneys and impressive expertise in complex product liability litigation.” Members of Compass “have considerable experience in acting on behalf of manufacturers, plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving medical devices.” The directory says that officers “describe them as the ‘heavy hitters’ on the pursuer’s side.”
Individual Compass members also received rankings for media law and professional discipline.
There’s also praise for the clerk team with the directory saying “The clerks provide wonderful service.” “Practice Director Gavin Herd is outstanding. He is supported by a responsive and helpful team. “The people at Compass are all excellent – quick to respond, helpful and pleasant to deal with.”
A full list of Compass rankings is available here.