U Doherty

Una Doherty Q.C.

Year of Call: 1999

Year of Silk: 2018


LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh


Special interests

Company and commercial

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Una  has a varied and busy civil practice although her main areas of work are in personal injury and clinical negligence. Una was an experienced solicitor and a partner at Balfour & Manson prior to calling to the Bar in 1999.

She acts for both pursuers and defenders, her clients ranging from individual litigants to insurers and public bodies such as health boards. She is regularly instructed in very high value cases such as catastrophic personal injury claims and obstetric / midwifery clinical negligence claims. Her practice includes a range of reparation and commercial disputes. She has appeared regularly in the Sheriff Courts, in the Court of Session and before other bodies including professional disciplinary committees. Her Sheriff Court experience includes fatal accident inquiries. She is an ad hoc Advocate Depute so has appeared in the High Court of Justiciary as the prosecutor of criminal charges.