LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow

Dip.LP, University of Strathclyde

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Elaine called to the bar in 2022, having spent 11 years working at one of Scotland’s leading personal injury firms. 

In private practice, Elaine obtained a wealth of experience not just in personal injury but associated areas such as debt recovery, insurance indemnity and recovery of evidence.   

As a solicitor, Elaine regularly dealt with cases stemming from accidents on construction sites, road traffic accidents, workplace accidents as well as occupier and public liability claims.  She has a particular interest in cases raising difficult questions of legal and medical causation. Elaine litigated regularly in Sheriff Courts, the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court and the Court of Session.  She has experience of dealing with cases in the Sheriff Appeal Court and the Inner House. 

Whilst devilling, Elaine expanded her knowledge base further having been exposed to cases involving historic abuse, industrial disease, clinical negligence, regulatory disputes and various aspects of public law.