Ian Leach


  • I have over 30 years' experience of insurance and commercial litigation.
  • I act for insurers, corporates and public bodies in large loss and complex cases. 
  • I have considerable experience of acting in fatal claims.
  • I act in commercial and personal injury actions in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland.
  • I am a former tutor in civil advocacy at Edinburgh University and have been a Solicitor Advocate since 2003.

Significant cases

My recent successful reported cases include:

  • Linda Smith v Scottish Water 2014 CSOH 140
  • SWBS Ltd v Automatic Retailing (Scotland) Ltd 2014 CSOH 57
  • Susan Hughes v Fife Council and Another 2019 CSOH 19/3/19
  • Jacqueline Edwards v Fife Council and Another 2019 CSOH 19/3/19
  • Danielle Weddle v Glasgow City Council 2019 SC EDIN 42
  • William MacBean v Scottish Water 2020 CSOH  29/5/20


  • BLM’s Executive Board
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court Personal Injury Users Group 2011 - 2018
  • Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (SSC) Society
  • Society of Solicitor Advocates
  • Law Society of Scotland

Contact Details

+44 131 225 9855