L Shand

Lesley M. Shand K.C.

Year of Call: 1990

Year of Silk: 2005


LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


An accomplished civil litigator, Lesley has considerable experience in a range of areas of civil litigation acting for both pursuers and defenders. Her work has taken her most often to the Court of Session (Inner and Outer House) and to Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, but she has also appeared before a variety of tribunals.

A substantial proportion of Lesley’s practice consists of personal injury litigation. She has particular expertise in high value claims, catastrophic injury claims, including brain damage and spinal injury cases, claims in respect of industrial diseases and psychiatric injury and fatal claims.

Lesley is experienced in advising on and litigating property damage reparation claims.

Also well respected for her work in professional negligence disputes, Lesley has acted in claims implicating architects, surveyors, lawyers, engineers and social workers.

Lesley has represented a variety of parties in fatal accident inquiries, including inquiries into deaths in hospital and prison, and arising from road traffic accidents.



Scott Forbes v Wishaw Abattoir Limited: Civil Jury and Lord Stewart, March 2015

Scottish Water Business Stream v Automatic Retailing (Scotland) Ltd

Brookes v First Aberdeen Ltd

Smith v McNair

Dickie v Flexcon Glenrothes Ltd

Jackson v Hughes Dowdall & Ors


Fee-paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum

Chamber (2014 - present)

Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement)

(2014 - present)

Convenor of the Standing Sub-Committee on Reparation of the Faculty of

Advocates' Law Reform Committee (2013 - present)

Senior Advocate Depute (January 2010 - February 2013)

Member of the Court of Session Rules Council (2000 - 2011)

Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2004 - 2009)

Standing Junior to the Department for Transport (1995 - 2005)