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David Hennessy

David Hennessy


Solicitor Advocate

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David has over 18 years of experience handling a wide variety of casualty claims. His core specialisms include workplace accidents, occupiers’ liability claims and industrial disease. David now leads one of the largest dedicated casualty teams in Scotland with a team of specialist lawyers working under his leadership and supervision.

David is a highly regarded solicitor advocate with rights of audience in Scotland’s highest civil courts. He regularly appears in the Court of Session and the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court, and has an excellent track record. In 2016, he conducted the successful defence of a litigation following a fall on a ships ladder on-board a Royal Navy aircraft carrier under construction. This was the first published decision in an employers’ liability case in ASPIC. In this last year, David has also been at the forefront of strategic litigation for defender insurer clients around the new regime of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting in Scotland.

David provides a high level of additional support for clients including training seminars, guidance documents and mock trials. He is also very active in promoting his clients’ interests in the market. He is a key contributor to the work of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers in Scotland.

Authored Insights

Client Alert: The approach to costs management and its effect upon detailed assessment

First reported decision on QOCS in Scotland – Exceptions that prove the rule

Complex Injury

Keoghs Scotland 2022 Casualty Review Part 2