BTO Solicitors LLP

BTO solicitors' Insurance Group is one of the largest in Scotland. A "highly regarded Scottish firm (with) a broad insurance practice...", we have been awarded band 1 rankings in The Legal 500 in health and safety, medical negligence and professional negligence (defender) for many years and our personal injury lawyers are described as a "first-class team" who are "highly commercial aware." We represent many major insurers and are considered to be an "adaptable and innovative" player in the insurance market having developed numerous niche teams to meet the sector's needs, including multi-jurisdictional issues. BTO is known for resolving cases at the earliest opportunity thus minimising cost, risk and exposure.

BTOverview: It's about time!

In Scotland there are certain time limits in which actions must be raised, with those limits set out in the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973. This article focuses on the application of the Act in the case of Midlothian Council v Bracewell Stirling Architects & Others 2019.

Sanction for counsel in ASPIC

Section 108 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 provides that where counsel is instructed in a Sheriff Court action, the court must sanction the employment of counsel if the court considers, in all the circumstances of the case, that it is reasonable to do so. This article notes the key points.