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Independent Employment Consultant - Doug Govan

Independent Employment Consultant - Doug Govan

19 Dundee Street
Contact Person: Doug Govan
Phone: 07825 325579
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Occupation: Independent Employment Consultant

Douglas Govan
Employment Consultant
E: Mob tel: 07825 325579

About Doug Govan

Doug has undertaken consultancy work since 2003. He has been working as an independent Employment Consultant full-time since 2009. Doug is increasingly involved in litigation work and a large part of his consultancy work involves the preparation of employment and loss of earnings reports to support litigation in personal injury, clinical negligence, criminal injuries and fatal accident cases.

Doug has 27 years of experience working in career guidance and career development. He completed the post-graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance in 1985. He also holds a first class honours degree in social sciences from the Open University and completed a Masters in Education (MEd) degree at Dundee University.

He brings wide experience of career transition management, career development and career guidance and coaching to his work with individuals, teams and organisations. His experience as a career guidance practitioner and manager was gained in both Scotland and England. He has worked with a diverse range of clients of all ages and abilities. He has worked extensively with adults, young people in school, with students in further and higher education, and with clients with special needs. Doug has worked as a specialist careers adviser, working with disabled people and clients with learning difficulties.

He is an experienced researcher with interests in career guidance process research, performance measurement, and labour market analysis. He has extensive experience in labour market research, which informs his work with individual clients.

Doug brings this knowledge and experience to his work in compiling employment reports for litigation purposes.

He is a member of various professional bodies including the Institute of Careers Guidance, the Scottish Association of Vocational & Employment Experts, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association UK. Doug was a Director of the National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults between October 2000 and September 2006. He was a member of the Scottish Further Education Guidance Association Executive Committee from April 1999 to November 2000.


Employment Consultancy
Doug receives many requests each year from solicitors to provide employment reports to support litigation in personal injury, clinical negligence, criminal injuries and fatal accident cases. Instructions are received from both Defender’s and Pursuer’s solicitors. In most cases the focus of the reports is to comment on the impact of injury or illness on someone’s future employment prospects and earnings potential.

Reports are prepared on the basis of an interview with the Pursuer whenever this is feasible, assessment of the Pursuer’s employment related issues, a review of case papers provided and research undertaken which is specific to each instruction or case.

Typically reports are structured as follows:

  • Introduction and background
  • Review of case documentation (including medical and other reports made available)
  • Current situation
  • Education and employment history
  • Pre-injury employment and earnings prospects
  • Post-injury employment and earnings prospects
  • Summary and conclusions

Reports will be completed to meet the specific requirements of instructions received and the report format may be adjusted to account for this.
For initial reports a standard fee is charged. Subsequent reports and other work will be charged by the hour. There is a set fee for court attendance but cancellation fees only apply if notification that attendance at court is no longer required is received during the week of Proof. A schedule of fees will be supplied on request.

Doug accepts around 60 to 70 new instructions per annum.

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