Details of Professional Practice
Una has a varied civil practice which covers a range of reparation and commercial disputes, although her main areas of practice are in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. She is instructed both for pursuers and for defenders and acts for clients ranging from individual litigants to insurers and public bodies. She is regularly instructed by the NHS Central Legal Office. She has extensive experience of high value personal injury claims including those involving catastrophic brain injuries. In the area of clinical negligence, she regularly acts in multi-million pound claims, including cerebral palsy cases. She is ranked in the Legal 500 UK for personal injury and medical negligence, and in the Chambers UK Bar Guide for clinical negligence.
She has been an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute since 2013 and in that role prosecutes criminal cases in the High Court.
She was appointed a Legal Assessor to the General Teaching Council of Scotland in 2017, and in that role advises panels on questions of law and procedure that arise in Fitness to Teach proceedings.
In 2017, she qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.