Karen Dance


  • I have been involved in insurance litigation for over 25 years, specialising in defended reparation cases.
  • I advise and represent self-insured companies and businesses as well as a wide range of insurers, brokers and claims handlers and have considerable experience in defending a wide range of employers' liability, public liability and RTA claims, including complex and catastrophic claims.
  • I have a special interest in animal, veterinary and equestrian litigation, having previously held the position of Director for Governance with Horse Scotland, responsible for lobbying the Scottish Government for legislative changes in the equestrian welfare environment.
  • I have had a number of notable successes including Joseph Newman-Purslow v The University of Dundee and Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd. This was a high value claim involving a significant head injury and a dispute on liability. I secured a good split liability agreement with the co-defenders and succeeded in negotiating a settlement at a reduced amount, securing significant savings.
  • I am head of the business stream for Scotland and the driving force behind a number of our litigation and technology initiatives, which focus on providing the best service to our clients. I am ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories.

Contact Details

+44 141 353 2121


An expert in defended reparation cases, Karen Dance is lauded by a commentator as "a great lawyer that clients speak highly of."

Chambers and Partners 2019

"Very good and very pragmatic."

Chambers & Partners, 2017

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