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Events

  • Event Name
  • Date
  • Protecting your company against the risks posed by defective products
  • 19/04/2017 12:30:00

Type

Corporate, Product Liability , Construction and Engineering, Insurance (insurers and self insured)

Date/Time

19/04/2017 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP The Presentation Suite, 5th Floor, 48 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers

Mark Morton, Partner and Solicitor Advocate

Programme

12:15 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

This talk will cover:

  • The ramifications of goods becoming defective at home or abroad;
  • An overview of what insurance can offer and the importance of maximising the benefits of your insurance broker relationship;
  • Knowing how to deal with bespoke contracts and standard terms of business when buying and/or selling goods;
  • Ideas on how to preserve reputation and maintain customer relationships in crisis situations; and
  • How best to deal with disputes and litigation.   

 

Fee

These seminars are free of charge.

Audience

The seminar has been designed to be of interest to companies who make or sell goods; construction and engineering companies who buy and utilise goods in their projects; insurers and brokers. Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Managing Workplace Stress - Causes and Effects
  • 25/04/2017 12:30:00

Type

Employment , Insurance (insurers and self insured)

Date/Time

25/04/2017 12:30:00

Venue

The Supper Club 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ

Speakers

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Norris, Occupational Psychologist and Work and Wellbeing Consultant

Other Speakers:

Laura Salmond, Partner BTO Solicitors LLP

Alistair Barbour, Senior Solicitor BTO Solicitors LLP

Programme

12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

***THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL***

Stress is, regrettably, an ever increasing common part of workplaces today. According to the Health and Safety Executive:

  • total number of cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16 was 488,000, amounting to 1510 incidents per 100,000 workers.
  • total number of working days lost due to this condition in 2015/16 was 11.7 million days- an average of 23.9 days lost per case.
  • in 2015/16, stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health

This session will consider what can happen when workplace stress is not managed properly and some of the legal and other risks that arise as a result. We are delighted to be joined by Rebecca Norris, who will provide practical guidance for employers on how to:

  • identify causes of stress in the workplace
  • minimise the incidence of stress in the workplace
  • manage stress at work. 

A representative from BTO’s band 1 ranked personal injury team will also provide an overview of our recent experience of stress claims:

  • What kind of complaints of stress reach the courts?
  • What kind of financial losses can be claimed for?
  • What do employers have to provide by way of evidence to defend claims?
  • From a lawyer’s perspective, what makes it easier to defend a claim?
  • Tips on record keeping and what you have to do to successfully oppose claims will also be provided.

This session will be practical and identify positive steps employers can take to reduce risk in this area. Can you afford not to attend? 

Fee

Free of charge.

Audience

Employers, Business, HR professionals, Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Disability Discrimination at Work - Managing the Legal and Practical Issues (Edinburgh)
  • 09/05/2017 12:30:00

Type

Employment

Date/Time

09/05/2017 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP One Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG

Speakers

David Hoey, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Employment Law, BTO Solicitors LLP

Douglas Strang, Associate, BTO Solicitors LLP

Programme

12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

Following on from our session on stress at work, we will consider the latest position in relation to disability discrimination law and practice. Disability discrimination claims are becoming increasingly common and the law can be complicated. This session will consider the following:

  • What is the legal definition of disability?
  • Can stress amount to a disability in law?
  • What recent cases have there been on disability discrimination law?
  • What is the current position in relation to reasonable adjustments?
  • How do I manage disabled staff given the competing needs of the organisation? 

This practical session will provide delegates with an up to date understanding of disability discrimination law and practice and offer practical pointers for managing the often complex and competing rights and issues that can arise in this area.

Fee

Free of charge.

Audience

Employers, Business, HR professionals. Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Industrial Disease Update - Catch it if you can!
  • 11/05/2017 12:30:00

Type

Insurance (insurers and self insured)

Date/Time

11/05/2017 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP The Presentation Suite, 5th Floor, 48 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers

Wendy Thomson, Partner and Solicitor Advocate
Jennifer Stewart, Associate

Programme

12:15 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

An update in relation to recent developments in disease claims, with particular reference to sanction for counsel, quantification of pleural plaques claims and the two stage test for full and final damages in light of the recent decisions in William Wales v The Advocate General [2015] CSOH 111 and Roger Harris v The Advocate General [2016] CSOH 49. An overview will also be provided on progression of disease cases generally with reference to other occupational diseases and relevant legislation.

 

Fee

These seminars are free of charge.

Audience

Insurance sector. Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Disability Discrimination at Work - Managing the Legal and Practical Issues (Glasgow)
  • 23/05/2017 12:30:00

Type

Employment

Date/Time

23/05/2017 12:30:00

Venue

The Supper Club 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ

Speakers

David Hoey, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Employment Law, BTO Solicitors LLP

Douglas Strang, Associate, BTO Solicitors LLP

Programme

12:00 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

Following on from our session on stress at work, we will consider the latest position in relation to disability discrimination law and practice. Disability discrimination claims are becoming increasingly common and the law can be complicated. This session will consider the following:

  • What is the legal definition of disability?
  • Can stress amount to a disability in law?
  • What recent cases have there been on disability discrimination law?
  • What is the current position in relation to reasonable adjustments?
  • How do I manage disabled staff given the competing needs of the organisation? 

This practical session will provide delegates with an up to date understanding of disability discrimination law and practice and offer practical pointers for managing the often complex and competing rights and issues that can arise in this area.

Fee

Free of charge.

Audience

Employers, Business, HR professionals. Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Regulatory Review 2017
  • 08/06/2017 12:30:00

Type

Insurance (insurers and self insured)

Date/Time

08/06/2017 12:30:00

Venue

BTO Solicitors LLP The Presentation Suite, 5th Floor, 48 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HS

Speakers

Clare Bone, Partner and Criminal Solicitor Advocate
Vikki Watt, Partner and Solicitor Advocate

Programme

12:15 - 12:30 Registration
12:30 - 13:30 Seminar
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion & buffet lunch

Description

Although 2016 witnessed significant developments in the Regulatory field, including a new approach to Sentencing in health and safety cases and new legislation to modernise the Fatal Accident Inquiry process, the full impact of those changes is likely to be felt in 2017. After the decision of the High Court in the appeal against sentence by Scottish Power Generation Ltd, which saw the doors open for the first time to the newer, more robust Sentencing Guidelines produced by the Sentencing Council of England and Wales, the Courts are beginning to take a different approach in appropriate cases and very careful analysis and advice is required for clients on their options and implications. Similarly, the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 heralds a new approach to Inquiries and attempts to “strengthen Fatal Accident Inquiry legislation and bring it into the 21st century", with mandatory Inquiries for new categories of deaths and discretionary Inquiries into the deaths of Scots abroad, as well as heralding root and branch reform of certain procedural aspects. We will look at those changes and consider the implications for Insurers, Brokers and Insureds alike.   

 

Fee

These seminars are free of charge.

Audience

Insurance sector. Unfortunately, as spaces at our events are limited, we are unable to accept bookings from fellow solicitors and other competitors. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
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  • Edinburgh
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