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Lindsay Urquhart

Discipline: Commercial Dispute ResolutionData Protection DefenceOnline ReputationTechnology and IPInsurance (insurers and self insured)

Position: Associate

Location: Edinburgh Office


Phone: 0131 222 2939

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Lindsay studied Law at Aberdeen University before joining BTO in 2005. Lindsay is a Commercial Litigation Solicitor with wide experience of both pursuing and defending in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. Lindsay specialises in IT, IP and Data Protection where she provides both contentious and non-contentious advice. Lindsay is presently working on a Masters Degree at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Internet Law and Policy. The principal themes of her study are ecommerce, international intellectual property, data privacy and security, internet governance and domain name disputes.

In addition to Lindsay’s experience in the Scottish courts she has also been involved in alternative dispute resolution procedures of adjudication, arbitration and mediation. Lindsay has experience of pre-litigation recovery of documents, judicial review of the decisions of other tribunals and local authorities, ordinary actions, applications for interim orders, appeals from the Outer House, statutory appeal to the Court of Session and Sheriff Court appeals to the Sheriff Principal.

Commercial, Construction and Renewables

Lindsay’s commercial work has involved a variety of disputes ranging from commercial leasing, contracts, Partnership disputes, fraud, S1 applications, landlord and tenant, debt recovery, insurance, construction disputes and corporate and individual insolvency and defamation.

Lindsay’s has advised on non-contentious IT and IP including contracts, license and software agreements. Lindsay has experience of numerous high value construction disputes including disputes in the renewables sector, and she has experience of dealing with the complexities of cases involving multiple defenders and numerous contracting parties as is common in large construction projects. Lindsay has successfully co-ordinated teams of experts in respect of these cases to prepare complex evidence on issues of liability and quantum.

IT IP Data Protection

Lindsay assisted Partner Paul Motion with the development of BTO’s Reputation Protection and Data Protection Teams. Lindsay has advised clients on a wide variety of online matters including domain name disputes, online defamation and obtaining non-harassment orders in respect of online abuse. She has advised a variety of bodies including local authorities, educational establishments, commercial organisations and RSLs on a variety of data protection matters including policy development, training and data sharing contracts. Lindsay frequently participates in data protection training and seminars run for clients of BTO. She has advised on interception of employee emails, open government licensing and model publication schemes, ecommerce platforms and a variety of websites privacy policies and terms and conditions. Lindsay frequently advises on IP licensing, assignation and protection.

“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
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949