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BTO Solicitors LLP

Health & Safety

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialist team of health and safety lawyers dedicated to undertaking regulatory defence matters for a distinguished list of clients. Well regarded for its extensive experience across sectors including construction, transport and energy. Represents a broad client roster including manufacturers, local authorities and leisure operators. Particularly noted for its work on behalf of insurers.

Strengths

Market commentators note: "We really rate them. They are excellent and they have an excellent reputation."

Work highlights

Represented Foam Extra in a case brought against it following an incident in which an employee was seriously injured. The employee was trapped and crushed by a machine on site.

Notable practitioners

Clare Bone is a highly respected health and safety specialist. Her practice stretches across a wide spectrum of sectors including manufacturing, construction and energy. She has extensive experience in advising clients on HSE and police investigations as well as defending them in prosecutions.
"She is an excellent health and safety lawyer with long experience with the procurator as well as in defence." "She is one of the most well-regarded and experienced solicitors in Scotland." "Clare Bone is excellent. She's very capable, very calm and very good with clients."

Vikki Watt focuses on health and safety criminal and regulatory matters. She regularly handles complex police and HSE investigations and prosecutions in relation to serious injuries and fatal accidents. She acts on behalf of both private and public bodies, including local authorities and private individuals.
"She's exceptionally good and experienced. She's very good with post-incident management of cases." "She deals with prosecutions and she's brilliant at it. She's very good at fact finding and identifying what needs to be done."

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Scotland

Health & Safety


Clare Bone
Band 1
Vikki Watt
Band 2