Ellen Andrew

Ellen qualified and joined the liability claims defence team in August 2019. She has a varied practice which includes road traffic cases, fatal incidents and claims arising from workplace injury or the acts and omissions of occupiers. She has an established specialism in claims involving occupational disease including hand and arm vibration syndrome, respiratory disease and stress. Ellen also handles clinical negligence claims, regularly advising clients in the aesthetics sector when faced with claims for compensation or incidents giving rise to reputational risk. She acts for insurer clients and self-insured businesses in cases litigated in both the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session as well as in pre-action matters.

Ellen has been complimented on her pragmatic approach to litigation, and her tenacity, qualities which have helped to deliver success for our clients. She takes into account each client's commercial and reputational interests when devising strategies and tailors the advice she provides accordingly. She represents the firm at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) Sector Focus Team for Disease.

Living Brodies' values

Ellen works with care and consideration for her clients and her colleagues. Her open, approachable and positive attitude promotes a collaborative approach.

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  • Ellen is a Notary Public.
  • Co-editor and contributor to the Brodies Industrial Disease newsletter.
  • Member of the management committee for a Scottish youth charity at which she also spends time volunteering.