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Suzanne McGarrigle


| Glasgow
 Suzanne McGarrigle


Suzanne specialises in defender personal injury work, covering the full range from employer liability to public liability claims, RTA work as well as some product liability cases. A particular area of her practice is related to industrial disease claims and the particular challenges associated with these types of claims. These include a large amount of claims arising from alleged asbestos exposure resulting in a whole range of medical conditions from pleural plaques through to mesothelioma and also an increasing number of noise induced hearing loss claims.

Suzanne’s clients range from self-insured companies to loss adjusters, insurers and public sector bodies. She has experience of dealing with claims in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. Her focus is on being proactive and developing a strategy as soon as possible, being aware of each client’s needs and communicating effectively so the legal process is clear and her clients feel comfortable making decisions. Suzanne particularly enjoys developing an understanding of a defender’s operation and what they do.

Suzanne is also a Solicitor Advocate, which permits her to represent clients in the civil courts at all levels.

Legal 500 lists Suzanne as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Personal Injury (Defender).

Suzanne regularly speaks at clients’ in-house training sessions on developments in liability insurance and aspects of Scottish court procedure.


"Suzanne McGarrigle is very hardworking, dedicated and tenacious. She appears to have a good relationship with her clients who trust her judgement about matters. This is well deserved, given her extensive experience in this field’, 'has a terrific work ethic and focus on the client interest and brings a keen understanding of litigation’, 'has considerable experience in this field. She is very professional and competent in the field. She is quick to get to the heart of the issues raised by a case."

- Legal 500 2022

"Suzanne McGarrigle is ‘always willing to go the extra distance’ in assisting with industrial disease claims relating to exposure to asbestos, silica and coal dust. Sources say: ‘Suzanne McGarrigle is focused and determined; always willing to go the extra distance to achieve best result for clients."

- Legal 500 2021

"Suzanne has particular experience in employers’ and public liability claims and industrial disease, drawing upon her team’s strong background in health and safety work."

- Legal 500 2020


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