As a specialist in personal injury, Daniela represents her insurance and industry clients in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session across the full range of casualty claims, including employers liability, public liability, road traffic and disease claims.
She is a partner within the firm’s occupational disease unit with over 16 years experience of handling predominantly high value asbestos, hand arm vibration, RSI, occupational asthma and deafness claims. She is also a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and in particular the Scottish Disease Sector Focus Group.
In addition to her civil practice, her work also includes the investigation of health and safety breaches and health and safety prosecutions, having represented her clients at pleading diets and trials.
Flaherty v West Dunbartonshire Council – Daniela successfully defended this HAVS action at proof by establishing there was no causal link between the claimant’s employment and his condition of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.
Connolly v Whitbread – Daniela successfully defended this public liability claim arising out of an injury to a member of the public during the course of a game of tennis at proof. The case concerned the issue of whether or not the Defenders were negligent in failing to provide sufficient warning of which footwear to use on the surface of their tennis court.
Linda Stevens v Brown Brothers & Co Ltd – Daniela successfully defended a live mesothelioma claim by an office worker advancing arguments in respect of time bar, date of knowledge, and medical causation.
Michael Strachan v Brown Brothers & Co Ltd – Daniela successfully defended a claim for asbestosis brought by an apprentice turner on the grounds of time bar and date of knowledge.
Daniela represented a UK wide construction company in connection with a criminal prosecution arising from a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in respect of safety failings after a barrier was blown on top of a pram injuring an 18 week old baby.
Daniela regularly delivers seminars and training to insurers and industry clients in respect of all aspects of personal injury claims.