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Gordon McBean

Partner | Dundee

Personal Injury

Gordon has specialised in personal injury law for over 15 years.

He is Head of Personal Injury at Thorntons which has grown significantly under his guidance to become the largest and best qualified team of dedicated personal injury lawyers out with the central belt firmly establishing both himself and Thorntons as leaders in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

He is very well connected in the Personal Injury market and has a particular interest in working with victims of acquired brain injuries and their families. He acted for the youngest Cerebral Palsy litigant in Scotland achieving a record level of damages with impressive feedback from Senior and Junior Counsel on knowledge and work rate.

He has investigated several complex fatal accident cases including a fatal legionnaire’s disease case at a popular holiday resort and was a steering group member involved in direct discussions with the insurers of the owners and operators of a Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the North Sea with the loss of 14 lives.

A leader and innovator in his field, Gordon created the first widely available After The Event insurance product for litigation in Scotland thereby greatly increasing public access to justice.


Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. Ranked in Chambers and Partners 2019 Ranked in Legal 500 2019

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