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David Tait

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David Tait

David Tait

Partner

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David Tait

David Tait

Partner

David heads up the latent disease team. He primarily deals with asbestos related claims on the instruction of insurers and also companies. He is involved in lobbying the Scottish Parliament in respect of the legislation applicable to occupational disease claims. He is also invited to join Civil Justice Council working parties looking at all aspects of occupational disease claims in Scotland. He has recently sat on a Scottish Law Commission working party looking at the law of damages in Scotland.

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David heads up the latent disease team. He primarily deals with asbestos related claims on the instruction of insurers and also companies. He is involved in lobbying the Scottish Parliament in respect of the legislation applicable to occupational disease claims. He is also invited to join Civil Justice Council working parties looking at all aspects of occupational disease claims in Scotland. He has recently sat on a Scottish Law Commission working party looking at the law of damages in Scotland.

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David focuses entirely on occupational disease cases. With long experience in this field, he has particular expertise in asbestos litigation, and a significant case load involving all disease types. David successfully defends his insurance and commercial clients in both the Court of Session and sheriff courts.

He is regularly involved in lobbying the Scottish Parliament on behalf of clients in respect of the legislation applicable to occupational disease claims. David is a member of FOIL and has advised the ABI and major composite legacy insurers in relation to issues around disease matters.

Managing Partner for Scotland between 2017 - 2020.

David has been ranked by Chambers for many years and has been described as "top-level" and someone who has a "range of skill" that makes him "stand out."

David is a regular speaker at external and Clyde & Co client conferences, addressing all aspects of occupational disease claims.

Chambers 2016 stated David is described as "top-level" and someone who has a "range of skill" that makes him "stand out."

David is a regular speaker at external and Clyde & Co client conferences, addressing all aspects of occupational disease claims.

Experience
  • Prepared response to Consultation on proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Scotland) Bill
  • Involved in setting up a Framework Agreement for handling pleural plaques claims in Scotland
  • Developed a voluntary Arrangement for the handling of live mesothelioma claims with the largest Scottish claimant firm
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  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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