bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Cyber Risk

In this digital age, no business is immune to cyber risk. In the event of a `cyber breach` organisations also face the prospect of claims by third parties, for example for breach of contract, defamation, and data protection issues. The Information Commissioner also has the power to impose significant fines of up to £17.5 million or 4% of annual global turnover.

Our team provides practical, cost-effective advice which will allow you to stay in control and on the right side of data protection law, avoiding reputational damage, claims and fines when things go wrong.

In the event of a cyber incident BTO can offer advice and support to you in dealing with the incident, liaising with regulators, damage limitation, dealing with clients, advising on recovery strategies and accessing experts in the field of cyber security.

Our experience includes dealing with ransomware and phishing attacks, personal data breaches, appealing ICO fines, pursuing and defending compensation claims, removal of fraudulent website and dealing payment instruction fraud incidents.

BTO’s expertise and breadth of skills means that we are uniquely placed to respond to and advise on claims and investigation and offer ongoing compliance service.

With unrivalled practical experience in Scotland of litigating data protection cases, our hands-on involvement at the “coal face” of data protection is second to none, making us one of the leading data protection teams in the Scottish market.


Paul Motion, Partner: T: 0131 222 2939 

Lynn Richmond. Partner & Certified Specialist in Cyber Security: T: 0131 222 2939 

Angus Crawford, Partner: T. 0141 221 8012 (insurance)

“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