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David A. Stephenson Q.C.

Year of Call: 1991

Year of Silk: 2009


LL.B (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Dip. L.P. University of Aberdeen

Special interests

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


David Stephenson QC has particular interests in medical and insurance law. He has acted for NHS bodies and medical defence unions for more than twenty years.

He is recommended by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners in connection with medical negligence. David is Chair of a panel appointed by the Scottish Ministers to consider and determine disputes regarding general medical services contracts. He is a member of the Mason Institute at the University of Edinburgh. David also acts on a regular basis for insurance companies and frequently advises on issues arising from the existence and scope of policy cover and in respect of the recovery of sums expended in indemnifying against insured risks including property and other damage.


D’s Parent and Guardian v Argyll & Clyde Acute Hospitals NHS Trs, 2011 SLT 1137, 2012 S.C.L.R.

AM v Highland Health Board [2014] CSOH 9, 23 January 2014, Rep. B. 2014 117(April) 7-8