Helen Watts specialises in professional liability, and has a particular interest in claims against medical and legal professionals. She has represented doctors and hospitals at complex and difficult Fatal Accident Inquiries, including the Inquiry into the deaths in George Square, Glasgow in December 2014.
Her professional liability experience also includes cases involving engineers, architects, surveyors, auditors, investment fund managers and accountants. She is ranked by the Legal 500 2016 as a leading junior in medical and professional negligence matters.
She also acts on behalf of professionals, notably solicitors and doctors, in professional regulatory matters and has experience of judicial reviews relating to professional disciplinary proceedings.
Helen is also regularly instructed in commercial and insurance disputes.
She was awarded the Lord Reid Scholarship for 2008-2009.
- Mr MacR for Judicial Review of a decision of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland  CSOH 28
- Tods Murray v Arakin  CSOH 26
- M v Chief Constable of Strathclyde 2013 CSOH 65
- Cathcart v Law Society of Scotland 2013 CSOH 104