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Tanya Gordon

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Tanya Gordon

Tanya Gordon

Partner

People

Tanya Gordon

Tanya Gordon

Partner

Tanya is an experienced litigator instructed in a wide range of personal injury and catastrophic claims arising from road traffic, public liability and employers liability accidents. She is also regularly instructed in relation to historical child abuse claims.

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Profile & Experience

Tanya is an experienced litigator instructed in a wide range of personal injury and catastrophic claims arising from road traffic, public liability and employers liability accidents. She is also regularly instructed in relation to historical child abuse claims.

Regions covered
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Tanya qualified in 1994, becoming a partner in 2003. Throughout that time she has specialised in defender personal injury work. Her clients include insurers, self-insuring businesses, councils, public bodies and other agents.  She has particular knowledge and expertise of the retail sector.

Experience
  • Cross -v- HIE & WIE 2001 - as an assistant, involved in the successful defence of one of the first occupational stress cases in Scotland.
  • Hughes -v- Grampian Country Food Group 2007 - Scottish appeal case which defined the terms of the Manual Handling Regulations
  • Thomson -v- Primark 2012 - Successful defence of a workplace slipping accident.
  • Tortolano -v- Ogilvie Group Construction Limited 2013 - Scottish appeal decision which held that the court had no jurisdiction to subvert the prescribed discount rate.
  • V -v- S 2013 - Scottish appeal decision in which we successfully defended a claim for damages by the family of a deceased employee who had been murdered by another employee whilst at work.
  • Dewar v Scottish Borders Council 2017 – RTA case in which the Council were found not negligent in relation to their carriageway inspection regime, and therefore not liable to the motorcyclist pursuer. 
  • T v W 2022  - Occupational stress claim by a teacher, in which the Council were found not to have breached their duty of reasonable care to the pursuer having put her through a competency and disciplinary hearing.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance