Qualifications

LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Personal Injury

Planning and Environmental

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Biography

Louise called to the Bar in 2022 having qualified as a solicitor in 2004. 

She was a partner in a mid-sized firm in Edinburgh and Head of Planning in Scotland for a global firm before setting up her own practice in 2014. 

She specialised in planning and environmental law and regularly appeared at inquiries and hearings, many into large scale renewable energy and infrastructure projects including the proposed redevelopment of the former Royal High School in Edinburgh, the Trump Organisation’s golf course at Menie and the Rosyth international container terminal.  She was also the instructing solicitor in a successful legal challenge to a local plan.  She is a member of the Scottish Planning, Local Government and Environmental Law Bar Group.

Whilst devilling Louise focused on clinical negligence.  She was involved in complex and high value cases for pursuers and for defenders, often health boards. 

Cases

Duncan v. Grampian Health Board – cerebral palsy proof, presently at avizandum

Downie v. Fife Health Board ¬– clinical negligence case involving questions of ex turpi causa and scope of duty, presently at avizandum before the Sheriff Appeal Court

O’Grady v. Greater Glasgow Health Board and another, unreported, Sheriff Campbell QC, 5 May 2022 – preliminary proof on time bar