MA (Hons), University of Aberdeen

LL.B, University of Aberdeen

Dip.LP, University of Aberdeen

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


During her time in private practice Elaine was described as ‘an accomplished solicitor who sees problems before they appear; very astute, experienced and extremely professional.‘ (Chambers UK)

Prior to calling to the bar Elaine was a solicitor in private practice for over 20 years. She has wide experience across the spectrum of complex Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work. This includes serious injury and fatal road traffic, aviation accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ and public liability, industrial disease work and medical product litigation.

Elaine has extensive experience in both the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session. Elaine held senior litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, was a Personal Injury Accredited Specialist with the Law Society and was the Scottish coordinator for the Motor Accident Solicitors Society. 


Young v Advocate General for Scotland, 2011 SLT (News) 38

Dicketts v Advocate General 2011 SLT (News) 38