Louise is a partner in our Scottish liability team. She joined Kennedys in 2017 and is based in the Edinburgh office.

Louise has over 16 years’ experience defending and pursuing wide-ranging personal injury cases, including sensitive and complex abuse claims, complex employers’ liability, motor, public liability, property damage, regulatory/HSE cases and fatal accident inquiries. She advises insurer and self-insured clients and has an extensive understanding of the insurance market and potential reputational issues, as well as legal issues for insureds across many different sectors for example motor, construction and transportation.

Louise heads up the fraud practice in Scotland. She was one of the first solicitors in Scotland to run a Court of Session proof arguing that the case should be dismissed on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty.

Louise is a Notary Public, member of the FOIL Scotland Fraud SFT and of the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association. She has also completed the Kennedys’ Future Leaders’ Programme and is a co-author of the Scotland chapter within Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide, the fourth edition of which was published in February 2021.

Louise also contributed to the Claims inflation and personal injury claims: a global review report, published in June 2023.

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defender (Scotland)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2022