BTO Solicitors LLP

Health & Safety Department

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BTO’s Health & Safety (Regulatory & Criminal Defence) team is a driving force in the Scottish market - the largest independent team operating in the jurisdiction with 100% specialism in Health & Safety law. Regarded as a “market leader” it is the only team in Scotland to be ranked Band 1 for Crime and Health & Safety/Regulatory.

With 4 Solicitor Advocates (3 criminal and 1 civil) and 2 former Procurators Fiscal (including a Criminal Solicitor Advocate), we provide unparalleled expertise and guide clients through every stage of a Regulatory investigation, including setting up privileged internal accident investigations, managing relations with the regulators from the outset, conducting criminal court appearances, including trials and Fatal Accident Inquiries, and dealing with media interest, working with PR companies.

Experience spans a range of sectors including: construction, agricultural, retail, transport, manufacturing, food and drink, residential care and public sector. We provide complete coverage of Scotland, allowing us to respond with ease to urgent instructions, no matter the location. Recent work includes acting for:

  • Bakkavor Foods Limited in a prosecution resulting from the death of an employee
    Orkney Cheese Company Ltd in a prosecution for a breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Team Q Limited – assisting company with its post incident investigation following a serious scalding accident at work
  • Owners of a theme park post incident. Matter value >£5m.


Bone, Clare (Head of Department)

Watt, Vikki (Head of Department)

Anderson, Amy

Cairns, David

Gillies, Alasdair

MacNeill, Lindsay


AIG Europe Limited

Bakkavor Foods Limited

CHUBB European Group Limited

Cunningham Lindsey

Inex Works

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Limited

NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited

Orkney Cheese Company Ltd


Twatt Potatoes Limited


Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts


Charities / Not for Profit


Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper


Health Care

Industrial Engineering


Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate



Technology, Hardware & Electronics


Travel & Leisure