Heather has experience in a variety of civil litigation including road traffic, medical negligence, credit hire, employer liability, public liability and beauty claims. Heather specialises in complex personal injury reparation involving catastrophic injuries, fatalities, fraudulent claims, indemnity disputes, liability disputes and medical negligence. In this role, Heather acts for a variety of insurance companies, private individuals and private companies in connection with litigated and non-litigated claims and regularly appears in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and handles a wide range of cases in the Court of Session.
Heather regularly provides training for clients’ on a variety of issues including developments in case law and aspects of Scottish court procedure.
Heather is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world’s largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services. Within this role, Heather is also a member of her local Institute, the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow.
Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists Heather as a “Leader in the Field” in Personal Injury, where she is described as “dedicated and has good attention to detail, focusing on the best results for her clients.”
Legal 500 notes that Harper Macleod “acts for large insurers, public bodies and private individuals in claims pertaining to wrongful deaths, road traffic accidents and mesothelioma, as well as cases concerning public and occupiers’ liability.” Heather is regarded as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury whose professionalism is second to none’
Heather is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury.
"Heather is absolutely excellent and does a great job for her clients. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her."
"Heather Calderwood is one of the best litigation solicitors I have worked with. She is completely on the ball, reactive and one step ahead. She thoroughly prepares cases and her professionalism is second to none."
Heather Calderwood is particularly active on claims stemming from RTAs involving head, spinal and psychological injuries. She also advises on cases following accidents at work and abroad. "She is dedicated, has good attention to detail and focuses on getting the best results for her clients."
"Heather Calderwood is a very experienced and able partner. She works hard for her clients and is well organised."