Beverley Atkinson is an associate and solicitor advocate based in our Edinburgh office, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in professional negligence law.
She is dual qualified in both Scotland and England & Wales, and specialises in defending professional negligence claims against surveyors, solicitors and financial services professionals.
Beverley has experience of handling complex claims of significant value. She is an experienced litigator and also an advocate of ADR, having experience of mediation. She provides commercial and cost effective advice and is instructed by major insurers.
Particular experience includes:
Represented surveyors in respect of multiple claims concerning alleged over-valuation and fraudulent misrepresentation;
Represented solicitors against an action for damages of over £3m in respect of multiple allegations of negligence and breach of the CML Handbook;
Represented a consultant management accountant against a claim of negligence arising out of alleged failure to detect, or put in place measures to detect fraud perpetrated by a company's finance controller;
Represented an IFA in respect of a claim concerning alleged negligent pensions advice and over-charging.