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Scotland

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Provided by Catherine A Currie

UK

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Catherine has over 30 years’ experience in personal injury work, principally defender reparation for the insurance industry. In that time, she has dealt with cases spanning the full range of personal injury and liability areas including RTAs, public, employers’ and product liability, and cases with an international dimension. She is the ‘go to’ lawyer at BTO for the highest value catastrophic injuries cases. She handles complex, high value and catastrophic injury cases including amputations, spinal and brain injuries, and fatalities for some of the UK’s largest insurers.

Catherine frequently becomes involved in cases from almost as soon as the accident has happened and works with her insurance clients to plan and implement a strategy through investigating liability and quantum issues with a view to achieving the best possible outcome. She has good relationships with her opposing solicitors and is able, through early intervention, discussion and collaboration, to negotiate effective solutions for her insurance clients. Catherine is adept at guiding such cases through to fruition often through the court process, but increasingly often without litigation, reflecting our clients’ aims of reducing claims lifecycles and cost.

She has extensive court experience, including as a solicitor advocate in the Court of Session, and is able to utilise her experience using the litigation process, where appropriate, as a tool to achieve the clients’ aims.

Career

Qualified 1987; BTO Solicitors LLP, Partner (2003 - present); Admitted as a solicitor advocate 2007.

Professional Memberships

She is a member of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers) and is the only Scottish member on the FOIL Catastrophic injury Special Focus Group.

Member of PIUG (Personal Injury Users Group) Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Personal

Catherine enjoys walking, theatre and dancing.

Clients

• RSA

• AIG UK Limited

• NFU Mutual Insurance Society Limited

• CHUBB European Group Limited

• MPS, MDDUS & MDU

• Newline

• Tokio Marine

• Riverstone

• Gallagher Bassett

• UK General Insurance

Work Highlights

• £15million tetraplegic case arising out of road traffic accident.

• £8million road traffic case where the pursuer, a self-employed land and renewables consultant, sustained catastrophic injuries including tetraplegia.

• £8million Court of Session action involving motorcyclist suffering bilateral brachial plexus injuries in a road accident.

• £4.5million Court of Session action arising out of an accident on a construction site, resulting in chronic pain issues to high earning self-employed pursuer.

• Public liability claim against landowner resulting in extensive crush injuries to pursuer from falling tree.

Languages Spoken

English

Education

Glasgow University

LLB (Hons)

1984

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