L Hofford

Leo Hofford Q.C.

Year of Call: 1990

Year of Silk: 2008

Qualifications

B.A. University of Edinburgh

LL.B University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Media, defamation and privacy

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Biography

In practice for almost 30 years, first as a solicitor and thereafter as an advocate, Leo has broad experience of all kinds of Civil Litigation. 

He has appeared predominantly in the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session, with a particular interest in personal injury, professional/ clinical negligence and private / commercial contractual disputes. He was junior counsel in the long-running Piper Alpha litigation that concerned the interpretation of contractual indemnities in which multi-million pound recoveries were ultimately made. Since taking silk in 2008, Leo has been instructed as lead counsel in a wide range of complex, high value cases. He is commended by agents and clients for his calm and straightforward approach to litigation.

Cases

ELF CALEDONIAN LTD V LONDON BRIDGE ENGINEERING

WILKIE V DIRECT LINE INSURANCE PLC - 15.8.07 & 09

GUILBERT V ALLIANZ INSURANCE PLC - 27.1.09

GLANCY V SOUTHERN GENERAL NHS - 1.3.13

AB V PALANIMURUGAN - 17.3.15