bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

  • "really fights your corner..."
    "really fights your corner..." Chambers UK
  • "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach."
    "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach." Chambers UK
  • "really adaptable and innovative approach"
    "really adaptable and innovative approach" Chambers UK
  • "technical mastery (and) commercial realism ...differentiate bto from the competition.”
    "technical mastery (and) commercial realism ...differentiate bto from the competition.” Longstanding bto client
  • "The culture in the firm is second to none and all the solicitors have the highest regard for client service.”
    "The culture in the firm is second to none and all the solicitors have the highest regard for client service.” Legal 500
  • "highly experienced and knowledgeable"
    "highly experienced and knowledgeable" Legal 500
  • "professional and confidence-inspiring."
    "professional and confidence-inspiring." Legal 500
  • "Meticulous, calm and authoritative"
    "Meticulous, calm and authoritative" Chambers UK
  • "prompt, efficient and courteous service"
    "prompt, efficient and courteous service" Legal 500
  • "excellent blend of experience, technical nous and commercial sense"
    "excellent blend of experience, technical nous and commercial sense" Legal 500
  • "thorough and logical thinking"
    "thorough and logical thinking" Chambers UK
  • "superb" "fantastic grasp of detail"
    "superb" "fantastic grasp of detail" Chambers UK

Criminal Advocacy

BTO’s Criminal Advocacy team is unique in being the only Scottish firm employing three former Procurator Fiscal Deputes, two of whom are qualified Criminal Solicitor Advocates, focusing entirely on corporate crime, health and safety and other regulatory matters.

If you or your company are facing court proceedings, or are being investigated by the authorities we can provide the advice, practical assistance and representation you require.

The team is headed by Clare Bone, Partner, Criminal Solicitor Advocate, and former Procurator Fiscal Depute.

What we do:

  • Court proceedings up to and including trial before a jury:

- Health and safety
- Road traffic prosecutions
- Environmental prosecutions
- Trading Standards prosecutions
- Fraud and embezzlement
- Bribery and corruption

  • Fatal Accident Inquires
  • Public Inquiries
  • Hearings brought by the Traffic Commissioner 
  • Information Tribunal appeals in relation to data breaches 
  • Professional regulatory proceedings including General Medical Council, General Dental Council, General Chiropractic Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Contact: Clare Bone, Partner cbo@bto.co.uk T. 0141 221 8012

Experience

  • Advising on criminal and regulatory investigations

Advising clients from an early stage in criminal and regulatory investigations, including attendance at interviews under caution with the Police, HSE, SEPA and MCA.

  • Health and safety prosecutions

Representing clients – whether individuals or corporate clients - in Health & Safety, Environmental, Road Traffic and other regulatory prosecutions, on indictment and summary complaint.

  • Appearing in Sheriff and Jury trials

On behalf of clients facing health and safety/road traffic offences.

  • Defending suppliers/sellers facing criminal proceedings

Successfully defending both suppliers and sellers of toys and other products in respect of criminal proceedings raised against them by Trading Standards.

  • Involvement in professional disciplinary work.

Involvement in professional disciplinary work acting on behalf of medical practitioners, chiropractors and other health professionals defending complaints made against them to the General Medical Council, General Chiropractic Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council respectively.

  • Prosecutions in the Sheriff court

Acting on behalf of doctors, dentists and chiropractors and other health professionals facing prosecution.

  • Health and safety and other regulatory offences

Acting on behalf of directors, sole traders and individuals, all facing investigation and prosecution for various health and safety and other regulatory offences.

  • SEPA/environmental investigations

Involvement in SEPA/environmental investigations.

Team

Testimonials

  • "..Very thorough... "

    Chambers UK
  • "really solid work. "

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

Contact BTO

Glasgow

  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803

Edinburgh

  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949

Sectors

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