Brodies LLP has expanded its insurance & risk team with the appointment of new Partner Duncan Mawby, a clinical defence and professional discipline specialist with 16 years’ experience representing healthcare professionals in clinical negligence and regulatory proceedings.
Duncan is one of a small number of solicitors in Scotland specialising in clinical defence work and has extensive experience of representing medical professionals and defending clinical negligence claims in the civil courts.
Duncan regularly appears at professional disciplinary hearings before the medical and dental regulators, representing doctors, dentists and pharmacists in fitness to practice cases before the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and in NHS disciplinary and criminal proceedings.
In addition, Duncan is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL), the Scottish Medico-Legal Society (SMLS) and the Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA). A former legal advisor to the Health & Safety Executive, he also represents employers in health and safety prosecutions.
Duncan, who is based in Brodies’ Edinburgh office, is commended by clients in the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners for his “amazing capacity to absorb detailed, complex cases at short notice and then to identify their core issues clearly and simply”.
Stephen Goldie, Brodies’ Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, said: “Duncan’s experience representing healthcare professionals, coupled with his experience in liability defence and health and safety, will be of great benefit to our clients in the health sector and those dealing with operational risk. We look forward to Duncan working closely with colleagues in our top-ranked professional negligence and liability defence teams to further enhance the delivery of relevant, high-quality services to our clients.”