Derek Carrigan, Partner
Derek joined Lawford Kidd as a trainee in 1998, qualified in 2000 and was assumed as a partner in 2006. He has history and law degrees awarded by the University of Glasgow. Derek handles industrial accidents and road traffic accidents.
Derek has a trade union background and, as part of his union case load, he recently obtained over £400,000 for a victim of asbestos related mesothelioma. He also recently settled a road traffic accident claim, with the global settlement for the six pursuers amounting to £700,000, one of the most significant settlements following the commencement of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011, which came into force on 7 July 2011.
"Excellent communication, always contactable."
Karen McConachie, from Edinburgh, September 2019, for Derek Carrigan.
"Very professional. The aspect that stood out was that Derek kept me up to date with all developments throughout the case."
David Foreman, from Townhill, September 2019, for Derek Carrigan.
"Excellent service. The whole service was excellent, can’t fault anything.''
Karen Kerr, from Prestonpans, for Derek Carrigan, July 2019.
"100% Delighted. From start to finish everything was pin point and a very high standard."
Steven Best, from Peterhead, for Derek Carrigan, May 2019.
"Communication was clear and precise. Regular updates given accordingly."
Gary Kernachan, from Glasgow, for Derek Carrigan, April 2019.
"I couldn’t have been happier not having to do anything. Everything was handled in the hands of Derek. All handled in an appropriate timely manner!"
Maria McHugh, from Renfrew, for Derek Carrigan, April 2019.
"Extremely satisfied with the professional service from start to finish. I was treated as an individual and kept up to date with the claim. Every question was answered within great time scale and nothing was a hassle to your team."
Jason Ryan, from Falkirk, for Derek Carrigan, January 2019
"Great advice and guidance. Very pleased with the whole process."
Louise McNeil, from Johnstone, for Derek Carrigan, July 2018
"The service was excellent. I had never been in an accident before, the guidance I received from start to finish was excellent and everything clearly explained. Highly Recommended."
Janette McGowan, from Kilmarnock, for Derek Carrigan, July 2018.
"Very happy, friendly and efficient. Derek was very approachable and explained things very clearly. He set out options and talked me through them giving sound advice at all times."
Janet Dunsmuir, from Haddington, for Derek Carrigan, June 2018.
"Regular updates & Straight forward advice."
Vera Muir, from Glasgow, for Derek Carrigan, May 2018
"Very happy, everyone was so nice. The service was excellent. I was kept up to date with the progress of the claim."
Jean O’Connor, from Glasgow, for Derek Carrigan, March 2018
"Very pleasant and helpful at all times."
Elizabeth McLachlan, from Glasgow, January 2018, for Derek Carrigan.
I was very happy with the service I received. I appreciated the advice that Derek gave after having taken my personal situation into account. I liked that Derek kept me informed of progress /or lack thereof and I felt that Derek was very approachable. I would definitely recommend your services.
Carole Marshall, from Glasgow, forDerek Carrigan, July 2017
I have not previously been involved in a claim of this nature, and Mr Carrigan and his colleagues were very thorough and patient in explaining what was happening at every stage.
Steven Dulley, from Renfrew, for Derek Carrigan, July 2017
From start to finish, very pleased.
Dennis Beattie, from Bridge of Weir, for Derek Carrigan, July 2017
I found the whole service to be extremely satisfactory. Derek was so helpful in explaining all aspects of my case and was a pleasure to deal with in what were otherwise stressful circumstances.
A Client, From Glasgow, for Derek Carrigan, June 2017
The fact that Derek Carrigan took me through every step and explained the process and how long it would take. This gentleman always found time for a chat and did not leave to other staff.
Iris Jamieson, From Muirkirk, for Derek Carrigan, June 2017
Being updated regularly of what was happening.
Bruce McCraw, from Highland, for Derek Carrigan, April 2017
Jordan Serries, from Glasgow, for Derek Carrigan, April 2017
Totally brilliant and never gave up! Even though I had existing health problems, Derek Carrigan treated me with full respect and sympathy and didn’t judge me once. I received the utmost service & teamwork one could ever ask for. Fully recommend to anyone else to use Lawford Kidd I would say best on the market and didn’t give up, kept fighting for me.
Heather Wilson, from Aberdeen, for Derek Carrigan, April 2017
Keeping me updated through the claim, very professional and friendly staff.
Elizabeth Early, from Edinburgh, for Derek Carrigan, May 2017
The prompt way all aspects of my claim were dealt with by Derek Carrigan in particular. Many thanks to him.
Dorothy Primrose, from South Queensferry, January 2017, for Derek Carrigan.
Found all aspects of your service to be helpful and satisfactory.
Ralph Gillon, from Whitburn, January 2017, for Derek Carrigan.
I was kept up to date with proceedings frequently and happy at how quickly the case was settled.
James Lowles, from Greenock, January 2017, for Derek Carrigan.
Prompt responses, easily contactable, explained every detail every step of the way.
Alison Addie, from Stirling, January 2017, for Derek Carrigan.
Not pressured or hassled. Very polite and helpful.
Martha Gillon, from Whitburn, December 2016, for Derek Carrigan.
Your entire service was first class, you kept me updated at all times and went the extra mile for me.
John Baillie, from Wishaw, December 2016, for Derek Carrigan.
Email communication was great.
Khadija Mohammed, from Glasgow, December 2016, for Derek Carrigan.
The communication was really good.
Brian Wilson from Lanarkshire, for Derek Carrigan, February 2016.
I was satisfied with all aspects of the service.
Aleksandra Helwak, from Edinburgh, October 2016, for Derek Carrigan.
I liked the way that the lawyer handled everything and kept me informed.
Lesley McKean, from Lochore, August 2015, for Derek Carrigan
Mr Carrigan was very informative.
Ann Corr, from Glasgow, August 2015, for Derek Carrigan
Ellen McLeary, from Airdrie, August 2015, for Derek Carrigan
Communication from lawyer was pleasant and good advice given by lawyer to make sure you get the best outcome.
Lorna McDonnell, from Johnstone, July 2015, for Derek Carrigan
Derek was very patient throughout the whole process and persevered with my case.
Vicky McGhie, from Glasgow, June 2015, for Derek Carrigan
The service was excellent, always a quick response.
Teresa Williamson from Aberdeenshire, October 2014
Very informative and helpful.
Alison McKinlay from Falkirk, August 2014
When I spoke to Mr Derek Carrigan, he was very pleasant and helpful and made me feel at ease with the situation as I have been very stressed about the procedure, he let me know updates and was helpful with what was going to happen. The service provided by Lawford Kidd was at a very high standard and I could not fault any part of their service to me.
Joanna Marshall from Laurencekirk, February 2014