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Joanne Farrell

Discipline: Insurance (insurers and self insured)Catastrophic Injuries Claims

Position: Associate

Location: Glasgow Office


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Joanne is an Associate within BTO’s Insurers’ Representation team. She has over 9 years experience as a qualified solicitor at BTO in acting as a litigator for insurance companies dealing with a wide range of insurance claims from motor claims to EL, PL, occupational illness, professional and clinical negligence claims. She has considerable experience of litigation in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.

Joanne has a diverse range of experience dealing with the investigation of claims from the pre-litigation stage to final conclusion and consistently adopts a practical and thorough approach obtaining economic results for her clients.

Joanne’s practice currently specialises in high values cases in which "catastrophic" injuries have been sustained. This varies from claims for the most devastating spinal injuries to serious brain injuries and multiple severe orthopaedic and crushing injuries. The source of such claims has been from all manner of accidents, to include simple slips and falls which have resulted in significant injury, road traffic accidents, accidents at work and trauma from birthing injuries. Her practice also extends to the defence of claims where fatalities have occurred.

As a member of the medical and dental negligence team Joanne has been involved in Court of Session damages actions against registered medical practitioners to also include those involving catastrophic injuries.

In addition, Joanne has experience in professional disciplinary work against solicitors advising on claims which have arisen out of solicitors’ handling of clinical negligence and occupational illness claims.

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

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  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
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