Senior Associate - Accident Team
Stewart has been with Thompsons man and boy. He started with the firm as an office junior many years ago and one day decided to make the quantum leap to qualify as a solicitor. A year at night school paved the way for him to sit, and pass, all nine Law Society professional exams over a period of four years, before gaining the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh and culminating in qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. He is now an accredited specialist in personal injury law.
Stewart’s speciality lies in pursuer only personal injury litigation in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session and he is now gaining valuable experience in the new All Scotland Specialist Personal Injury Court. He has represented clients in the Sheriff Court and also Employment Tribunals during a brief spell in the employment team.
He has a mixed caseload including cases involving accidents at work, accidents abroad, public and occupier’s liability, accidents on the road and product liability. Stewart is especially interested in grappling with the many demands and challenges presented by serious and catastrophic injury claims and is passionate about achieving justice for all clients. In the last five years, Stewart has obtained over £10 Million in Compensation for his clients.
At present, Stewart has a large number of cases arising out of accidents involving cyclists on Edinburgh’s tram tracks. These accidents started in 2009 when Princes Street opened following the first phase of the track construction and have continued until the present day and it is hoped that through bringing a multitude of court actions and pressure to bear on the Council they make the streets safer for cyclists, especially in the areas where they come in to conflict with the tracks.
His recent successes involve a Jury Trial in the Court of Session in January 2016 in which the jury awarded his client, who suffered permanent effects of food poisoning, over a quarter of a million pounds, whereas she had only been offered a fraction of that sum before going to trial.
Below is a video in which Stewart talks about how he represented the victim of a serious road traffic accident. Kaya, who was a school girl at the time, suffered life-changing injuries. Stewart and Thompsons' accident team were able to ensure she received the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation, and that provision was put in place to protect her financial future for the rest of her life.
What Clients Say About Stewart
“The service I have received from Mr White has been first class. He kept me fully informed as to the progress of the claim. His advice was invaluable and fully appreciated and I cannot speak highly enough of the way I was treated as a client by Mr White. I wish to offer my sincere thanks to him for the time and effort taken in dealing with my claim.”
D Ball, South Queensferry
“I want to thank Stewart White for all the hard work and tenacity when dealing with my case. We very much appreciate the fact that he kept going when many others would have given up on it.”
A Rosser, Lancaster
“Thank you so much, extremely helpful, communication clear, concise and always in a timely manner. By far the best service I have ever come across. Thank you Stewart, impressed.”
Mr R Davie, Kirkcaldy
“I found that the service provided was always professional. I was kept up-to-date with progress being made and felt involved. Many thanks to Stewart who remained positive despite matters being stacked against us.”
S Binder, Dunfermline
“Stewart White went above and beyond to understand my case and what the injury really meant to me. I felt incredibly cared after from the personal service he provided.”
J Tough, Edinburgh
“I found Mr White to be friendly and professional and, at all times, both he and his secretary were polite and informative on the occasions that I visited and called the Edinburgh office.”
A Hoey, Perth
“The support I received from Stewart White was excellent.”
S Harper, Edinburgh
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr White for his thoughts, considerations and advice over the last two years. It has been appreciated. I would think it would be quite easy to become blasé about something you deal with on a day-to-day basis. However, your approach has been professional at all times and I would not hesitate in recommending Thompsons to anyone who had need of your services.”
K Thearle, Shropshire
“I would like to thank Stewart White for all he and his team have done for us. Everything he did was done with empathy, professionalism and gentleness.”
E Henderson, Shetland
“I would like to express my appreciation of the competent and thorough way in which Stewart White dealt with the claim on my behalf. He kept me informed throughout and it is clearly due to his efforts that a satisfactory conclusion has been achieved.”
A Nicol, Alloa
“Both my husband and I would like to thank Stewart White and Thompsons for all their help and guidance during the past several months. Without his assistance, I am sure that the final settlement would have been far short of what he was able to secure for me. With all his help and guidance he has managed to make what was a very unpleasant experience less of a burden.”
A Stobbs, Northumberland
2003 - Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh
Professional Memberships and Activities
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Member of APIL(Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
Member of the Law Society of Scotland
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