Claire is a Partner in BTO’s Insurance team, and has over 20 years’ experience in litigation, acting for insurers and self-insured clients as Defenders in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts. Claire joined BTO in 2008 and has spent her entire career as a litigator instructed by many of the UK’s largest insurers.
Claire has considerable experience in defending all types of EL, PL and complex Motor claims including catastrophic injuries; product liability claims including medical devices; clinical negligence; Health & Safety prosecutions arising out of workplace injuries and fatalities; marine accidents; and claims arising out of large scale incidents such as water pollution and gas leaks. She also often advises insurers on policy issues.
Claire has a particular interest in claims where fraud is suspected, psychiatric injuries, and has also successfully defended a number of workplace stress / bullying claims.