Heather leads the Personal Injury & Reparation team, which deals with a wide variety of Personal Injury claims including road traffic, employer liability, public liability and medical negligence. The team pursue and defend claims in courts throughout Scotland including the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court and the Court of Session.
Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury, Heather has experience in a variety of civil litigation and specialises in complex personal injury reparation involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities. In this role, Heather acts for a variety of insurance companies, private individuals and private companies. 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 ranks Heather as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Personal Injury.
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.” Legal 500 recommends Heather in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury where clients describe her as “one of the hardest working agents I have come across.”
"Heather Calderwood is the living embodiment of “an iron fist in a velvet glove”. She is a powerhouse in terms of the volume of quality work that she delivers and she is always professional and focussed on results. Amy Dickson was recently promoted to partner and is practical and commercial with a skill for getting things done. Her clients trust her as she tells it like it is. She is a very talented lawyer, who is very reliable and consistently achieves results."
"Heather Calderwood is an exceptional lawyer with a unique combination of empathy, objectivity and communication skills."
"She is good with the client in terms of expectation management, practicalities and commercial approach."
"Heather is very experienced."
"Heather Calderwood has to be one of the hardest working agents I have come across. She has excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense, which works to her client's advantage."
"Heather Calderwood is a very experienced and able partner who is also a solicitor-advocate. Strong relationships with their clients who value the advice given to them."
"Heather Calderwood goes above and beyond in terms of client care and her extensive knowledge and experience means she is someone who you want to have in your corner!"
"Heather Calderwood is committed and determined to get the best result possible. Great to work with - equally at ease with clients, experts and opponents."