Digby Brown partner Gordon Dalyell has become the first Scottish President of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which campaigns for the rights of injured people.

Mr Dalyell pledged to work across the UK to tackle the challenges faced by people who have been injured through no fault of their own

He commented: "As I step into this role I will work as hard as I can to ensure that the interests of injured people are at the very forefront of everything we do. It is only fair that people injured, often critically, through no fault of their own have the chance to rebuild their lives. Damages must meet their needs.

"As President I look forward to helping APIL do more for injured people by continuing our campaigns to improve their lives, and defending them when Government reforms fail to recognise what is fair."