Partner | Dundee
Gordon has specialised in personal injury law for over 20 years.
Head of Personal Injury Law and Clinical Negligence, Gordon has led Thorntons team to the top tier of firms dealing in personal injury in Scotland delivering strong financial results year on year, big business wins and client successes. He leads a highly motivated and skilled team who exhibit real strength and depth in this area of law.
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.
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Chambers & Partners 2019
Gordon McBean is a specialist in complex brain injury cases and high-value claims. He is distinguished as "a phenomenal and innovative lawyer" who "has instilled an attention to detail in his team."
Legal 500 2019
Gordon McBean has extensive experience in pursuing personal injury claims and stand out for their ‘clarity and attention to detail’.
Chambers and Partners 2020
Gordon McBean is highly experienced in advising on serious personal injury. He is particularly skilled in handling brain injury and fatal accident cases. "He is very knowledgeable, open and easy to get hold of, which makes it easier to get things done," says a source.
Chambers & Partners 2021
He is very experienced and knowledgeable in personal injury matters. He is very straightforward and a good communicator.