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Gordon McBean

Partner and Chief Operating Officer | Dundee

Personal Injury

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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