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Scottish Fatal Claims: The Benefits of a Collaborative Approach - FULLY BOOKED

BTO was instructed to act for a retailer following a fatality at one of its sites. A customer had fallen from height whilst trying to access a product. There followed an investigation led by the police, the HSE and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. BTO also handled the civil claims by six relatives seeking compensation of just under £1million.

Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: BTO Solicitors LLP48 St Vincent Street Glasgow G2 5HS


Clare Bone, Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP

Carly Forrest, Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP

Alex Barr, Founding Director of the BIG PARTNERSHIP


Insurers and their insured


12:00 - 12:30: Registration
12:30 - 13:30: Seminar and Q & A
13.30 - 14:30: Informal buffet lunch




This complex and long running Health & Safety prosecution and civil claim provides the perfect backdrop for what will be a thought provoking and informative discussion.  This interactive session will provide a high level overview on how to deal with Fatal Claims in Scotland and it will cover numerous relevant topics which will assist both insurers and policyholders to best protect their position in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event such as this one and beyond. 

Criminal Solicitor Advocate, Clare Bone, and Civil Solicitor Advocate, Carly Forrest, will demonstrate how a collaborative approach between the criminal and civil sides of one case can benefit insurers and policyholders inside and outside the court room.

The reputational effects of such an incident can be disastrous if not handled appropriately from day one. Using compelling examples from his direct involvement in many high-profile crisis situations, Alex Barr, Founding Director of the BIG PARTNERSHIP, will underline:

  • The importance of understanding the journalist mindset during a crisis
  • Golden rules to follow when the storm breaks
  • The key advantages of a combined PR/legal strategy
  • Steps to safeguard long-term reputation

BTO offers a unique blend of excellent criminal advocacy skills and considerable experience in the field of Health and Safety law (Ranked in band 1 by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK). It also has a “first-class” civil team. 

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

Contact BTO


  • 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