Amber Galbraith

Year of Call 2005        

"A very organised and thorough advocate who does not shy away from a challenging case."She is praised for her "ability to build a fantastic relationship with the client" and is valued by instructing solicitors for being "meticulous in her preparation." - Chambers UK 2013

Amber has a busy practice and specialises in personal injury, professional negligence and health and safety litigation. She acts for both pursuers and defenders, and has wide experience in conducting cases in the Outer House and Inner House of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, Court of Appeal and many Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. She has considerable experience in large-scale litigation, including public and fatal inquiries and catastrophic injury cases.

Fiona Dickie v Mohammadreza Khandani [2012] CSOH 122
Amber represented the pursuer in a proof on quantum, where the pursuer stated she had continuing back problems that restricted her ability to wear high heels and so had an impact on her modelling career. Pursuer`s medical evidence was preferred to that of the defender, and damages of £18,281 awarded. 

John Cowan v The Hopetoun House [2013] CSOH 9
Amber appeared on behalf of the defenders in a proof on liability. The pursuer fell off a `ha ha` wall, which the defenders contended was an obvious hazard, and they had taken all reasonable steps to ensure his safety at the premises. 

Zanna Marczenko v Freshlink Foods, 2012
Amber represented the pursuer in a proof on liability, relating to an accident in the workplace. The pursuer had tripped over a loose wire in a food factory. Lady Clark delivered an ex tempore judgement, and found in favour of the pursuer. 

Alan Massie v Calum McCaig and the SNP [2013] CSIH 14
Amber appeared as junior counsel for the pursuer in a defamation action. Interim interdict was granted in December 2012, however the defenders reclaimed at an early hearing in January 2013.

The Fingerprint Inquiry - instructed by core participants Iain and Shirley McKie and David Asbury

 

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