Lisa Dobie

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    Year Of Call: 2006

    Lisa specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence, police law, personal injury and coronial law.

    Lisa is recommended by Chambers and Partners in the field of Personal Injury work. Lisa represents a large number of public bodies (local authorities, social services, police authorities, Health Authorities) and insurers in the full range of personal injury work. Lisa’s work includes Highways claims, Occupiers’, misfeasance, stress at work and issues of vicarious liability. Lisa also has extensive experience of defending those claims which are alleged to be fraudulent and handling vexatious litigants.

    Lisa acts for Defendants in civil actions against the police and is recommended by Chambers and Partners in this field. She defends a full range of false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution and unlawful search claims. She has experience of dealing with discrimination claims, including the appointment of assessors and determining issues of capacity.

    Lisa frequently appears in the Coroners Court. She represents a range of interested persons including families, local authorities, NHS Trusts and Mental Health Trust (including services provided within prisons), Employers and Police Authorities. She has experience of both jury and non-jury inquests. 

    Lisa represents Claimants and Defendants in a full range of Clinical Negligence actions and is recommended as a leading junior in The Legal 500 2015 for Clinical Negligence. Clinical Negligence clients have said she is “very bright, calm and unflappable, and an excellent advocate.”

    Lisa is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2017 in the fields of Clinical negligence, Police Law and Personal Injury. Those Clients have said the following about Lisa:

    “She defends police forces in false imprisonment claims.”

    “She gives excellent practical advice, is realistic, is good with clients and is also great with juries and at trial.”

    “She is very thorough, provides excellent defence and her paperwork is good.”

    “She’s very accessible, down-to-earth and shows great empathy. On her feet she consistently asks the right questions on behalf of the clients.”

    Lisa is regularly instructed in multi-track and fast track trials, is experienced in appellate advocacy and has appeared in the Court of Appeal.

    Lisa came to the Bar with a First Class degree in Law from the University of Leeds and was awarded an exhibition prize by Inner Temple. Lisa is also authorised to accept instructions under the Public Access scheme.