Lindsay joined BTO’s thriving Health and Safety, Regulatory and Criminal practice as a newly qualified solicitor in 2012 to specialise in defending regulatory prosecutions under the direction of Partners Clare Bone and Vikki Watt. Following a period of time with an international firm, she returned to the team as an Associate.
Prior to joining BTO, Lindsay trained as a solicitor with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and worked on a number of high profile cases within the Proceeds of Crime Unit. Following her time in Crown Office, Lindsay worked in a busy Procurator Fiscals’ office and has prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases from statutory breaches to common law charges in Court, from early procedural hearings through to trial. Chambers and Partners UK 2014 commented on Lindsay’s appointment to the BTO team, noting that her recruitment from the Crown “has strengthened the firm's insight into prosecuting bodies”.
Now a dedicated criminal and regulatory defence solicitor, Lindsay has represented clients in a wide range of criminal proceedings. She has also appeared with clients, including medical professionals and companies, in Fatal Accident Inquiries involving both Health and Safety and medical treatment issues. Most recently, Lindsay was involved in the high profile Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of a worker on the Queensferry Crossing, advising the bridge constructors throughout the Inquiry at Stirling Sheriff Court.
Having gained experience of appearing as both prosecution and defence in Court, Lindsay is able to consider cases from each perspective and offer sound advice on the prospects of criminal matters at an early stage.
Lindsay is also a Notary Public.
Member of Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA)