bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs)


Insurance Matters – Emergency Contact Details

Until further notice, BTO does not accept service of any document or motion by email unless a solicitor at BTO responds positively to advise BTO are doing so. If you have no response within 24 hours and you need urgent assistance please email

During the ongoing COVID-19 event if you are unable to contact any relevant individual at BTO by telephone or email please use our emergency contacts as follows:-

Email –
Telephone hotline +44 (0) 141 225 4850


 has extensive experience of appearing at such Inquiries all over Scotland. We have represented:

  • companies, particularly in relation to fatal accidents at work,
  • doctors and nurses where there has been an unexplained death whilst under medical care
  • individuals, for instance, where the fatal accident has occurred on the roads. 

We have investigated and appeared at FAIs involving deaths in custody, deaths utilising faulty equipment and offshore accidents.

If you receive notification from the Procurator Fiscal’s office that a Fatal Accident Inquiry has been fixed and you are told you should appear or be represented, let us know. For various reasons, including the possibility of civil or criminal court proceedings being taken against you after the conclusion of the Fatal Accident Inquiry, generally, we recommend that you should be represented.

Contact: Laura Donald, Partner  T: 0131 222 2939 

“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