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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
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Fax 0131 222 2949
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ED77 EDINBURGH
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Edinburgh, Glasgow
BTO Solicitors LLP, Stephen Waclawski, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

Stephen Waclawski

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Disciplinary and Regulatory, Clinical Negligence, Advocacy

Position

Associate and Solicitor Advocate (Civil)

Stephen is an Associate solicitor and solicitor advocate in the Regulatory, Disciplinary and Clinical Negligence team at BTO Solicitors LLP, working with Laura Donald.

Stephen defends medical and dental negligence actions in local Sheriff Courts, the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court at Edinburgh and in the Court of Session, some of which involve complex injuries and fatalities. Stephen has represented Hospital Doctors, General Practitioners, Aesthetic and Cosmetic practitioners, Dentists and Care Home professionals. He recently defended a medical professional in a fatal sepsis case for losses allegedly arising out of Montgomery consent issues. He manages a number of pelvic mesh cases. Stephen’s impressive experience in pursuing and defending personal injuries actions gives him an excellent insight into the tactics of defending clinical negligence actions.

Stephen assists professionals in complaints to the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and Health and Care Professions Council. He also has experience of defending discipline complaints from the Law Society of Scotland. He successfully challenged a regulatory notice from Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Stephen has strong experience of advocacy, having completed 58 proofs in Sheriff Courts across the country. He has represented parties in the Sheriff Courts for proofs, appeals and procedural matters.  Stephen appears regularly in the Court of Session for contentious motion business.

Since 2013, Stephen has volunteered for a Scottish schools mooting charity, the School Mock Court Case Project. In August 2018, he was appointed Director of Writing for the charity.

Career

BTO Solicitors LLP Associate (2015 - present); HBJ Claim Solutions LLP, Reparation Solicitor (2007-2015); Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP; Traineeship (2005 - 2007); University of Edinburgh, Tutor in Scots Law Obligations (academic year, 2003 - 2004); Scottish Law Commission; Legal Assistant (Trusts, Succession and Family) (2003 - 2004).

Languages

French

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Society of Solicitor Advocates

Education

University of Glasgow, 2003 – L.L.B. (Hons.) with French; Glasgow Graduate School of Law 2005 – Diploma in Legal Practice

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