A Smart

Astrid E. Smart Q.C.

Year of Call: 1999

Year of Silk: 2019


M.A. (Hons) University of Edinburgh

LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation


Astrid is a specialist in clinical negligence, described by Chambers' Guide as a "star individual" in the field. 

She acts for both pursuers and defenders in a wide spectrum of clinical negligence actions, including those arising from birth injury, delayed diagnosis of cancer and informed consent. She has a special interest in medical product litigation.  Astrid also undertakes complex personal injury work, including catastrophic injury, occupational stress and local authority liability cases.  She is the Scottish cases editor for Redgrave's Health and Safety.