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Health and Safety, Corporate Crime, Insurance.
Partner and Criminal Solicitor Advocate
Clare heads up BTO’s well regarded Health & Safety team. Recognised as a formidable litigator with excellent subject knowledge, she specialises in the defence of Health & Safety, Road Traffic and other regulatory prosecutions, in both summary and solemn proceedings and appears regularly on behalf of clients at Fatal Accident Inquiries. Clients frequently call on Clare’s advice and guidance in the immediate aftermath of an accident, to assist them in dealing with the police and/or HSE investigation. She frequently provides bespoke training on health and safety matters, particularly in relation to corporate homicide, and her guidance is often sought regarding the creation of appropriate incident management systems. Current client base covers the construction, manufacturing, engineering, offshore, leisure, agricultural, retail, haulage and housing sectors.
Her insurance clients include NFU Mutual, AIG (confidential) and RSA (confidential).
Assistant /Associate, BTO Solicitors LLP (2001 – 2003); Criminal Solicitor Advocate (2004); Assistant HBM Sayers (2001); Procurator Fiscal Depute, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (1997 – 2001).
French and German.
Society of Solicitor Advocates; Health and Safety Lawyers' Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.
Hutchesons’ Grammar School; Strathclyde University (1996 LLB (Hons) Dip LP).
Foreign travel and running.