9 December 2020

Independent ethos

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It has always been part of our ethos to be independent and to support local businesses and charities where we can.

We never buy in personal injury cases from insurance companies nor from other referral organisations. Everyone in our team is a cyclist and /or motorcyclist and we feel part of those respective communities. It is only by understanding the vulnerability that cyclists and motorcyclists feel on our roads, that we can best represent each and every client.

We also understand that every client we deal with is an individual and not just a number. We get to know our clients well and that allows us to make sure we truly do get each and every one of our clients back into the position they would have been in had it not been for their road traffic incident. That ethos is echoed throughout everything we do.

2020 has been an odd year for all and as Christmas approaches, the either much anticipated or dreaded (depending your outlook) office festive ‘do’ has had to be cancelled. Our team have adapted amazingly well throughout this challenging time and therefore it was important for us to still give back. So, instead of the usual meal we opted for hampers.

Every hamper was tailored to each member of staff and filled with goodies provided by local and independent businesses, as well as charities in our effort to say a well-deserved, ‘thank you.’

Instead of the traditional hamper basket, we chose Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance jute bags. This was our way of supporting the fantastic work that SCAA do.

The ‘goodies’ were selected from a number of Scottish independent companies to make sure we were supporting local businesses during this particularly tough time.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and importantly, a healthy, festive period.

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9 December 2020

Independent ethos

Remaining independent is part of our ethos. All our cases are generated organically. We never purchase cases from insurers and we don't work with referral companies. All our clients are treated as individuals as are our own staff, especially when it comes to Christmas hampers! 

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Swift v Carpenter judgement

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Case Law and accidents on icy roads

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Behind the mask

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Resilience

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It's time to restart our beating heart

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The Rainbow Children

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Working from home

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1 April 2020

Searching for the positives

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8 March 2020

Dear Sirs

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It's getting increasingly technical

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Motorcycle Law Scotland is a unique legal service for injured motorcyclists following a road traffic collision in Scotland. We aim to ensure that motorcyclists and their families receive the best possible legal advice and support.

Our dynamic team of experienced legal experts are also motorcyclists. As specialists, our knowledge of motorcycling incidents, motorcyclists’ needs, motorcycles and the Law is second to none.

We see our clients, and sometimes their family members face to face, so we get to know them well.

Our clients trust us because we speak their language.

Pedestrian Law Scotland

Pedestrian Law Scotland provides specialist personal injury legal representation for pedestrians involved in road traffic incidents in Scotland.

If you've been injured in a road traffic collison as a pedestrian in Scotland within the last three years through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your loss, injury or damage.

We work on a 'no win no fee' basis and can provide access to justice at no financial risk to you. We will fund your case from start to finish.

Just fill in the contact form or give us a call to discuss your case with one of our specialist Lawyers.

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Cycle Law Scotland is a specialist personal injury legal service for cyclists who have been injured on Scotland's roads through no fault of their own.

The team of legal experts are also all cyclists themselves. As specialists, our knowledge of cycling incidents, cyclists’ needs, bicycles and the Law is second to none.

We like to meet all our clients and sometimes their families personally, so we get to know them well. 

We're passionate about providing the best possible service for our clients and our prime focus is to get them fit again and back on their bikes.

To discuss your potential claim for injury, damage or loss, just contact us.

 
 

 

 
 

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

All correspondence should be addressed or delivered to:
Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP
16-20 Castle Street,

Edinburgh,

EH2 3AT

If you have been involved in a road traffic collision, you can contact us below at an address nearest to you or if you prefer to use our online enquiry form just give your name and number and one of our specialist lawyers will contact you.

 

 
 

83 Princes Street,
Edinburgh,
EH2 2ER

 

Edinburgh

1 West Regent Street,
Glasgow
G2 1RW

 

 Glasgow

Spaces,
One Marischal Square,
Broad Street,
Aberdeen, AB10 1BL

Aberdeen

5 Cherry Court,
Cavalry Park,
Peebles, EH45 9BU

 

Peebles