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Graeme Watson

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Graeme Watson

Graeme Watson

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  • Healthcare

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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Graeme specialises in clinical negligence, professional regulation, and historic abuse litigation. He heads the Scottish healthcare team. He also leads the historic abuse practice. Graeme is a solicitor advocate.

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Graeme acts extensively for healthcare professionals, particularly doctors and dentists. He represents professionals in clinical negligence claims and before the regulators, including the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and the General Dental Council. His practice covers fatal accident inquiries and public inquiries. He undertakes judicial reviews arising from healthcare disputes. He is ranked band 1 in Chambers & Partners and tier 1 in the Legal 500.

His disciplinary and regulatory practice extends to teachers, actuaries, accountants and other professions. He sits as a legal adviser to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Graeme also has a litigation practice with particular emphasis on historic and contemporaneous abuse. He acts for major insurers, local authorities and charities in actions for damages. He has given evidence to the Scottish Parliament on historic abuse and represents key core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

Experience
  • Acts for medical and dental indemnifiers and insurers in clinical negligence claims of all levels of complexity.
  • Represents doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals in regulatory hearings.
  • Acts for doctors and dentists in local disciplinary disputes.
  • Advises on contemporaneous abuse and safeguarding issues.
  • Represents insurers, charities, local authorities and other organisations in actions alleging historic abuse.
  • Qualified solicitor advocate who frequently appears in the Court of Session.
  • Represents teachers before the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
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Sectors

  • Healthcare

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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