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BTO Solicitors LLP

48 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5HS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 7803
DX:
GW96 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Stephen Bryceland

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Insurance

Position

Partner

Stephen is the leader and manager of our large and growing team dealing with higher volume, lower value insurance work. He is experienced in dealing with all aspects of motor, employers’ liability and public liability personal injury claims and has extended rights of audience in the higher courts as a Solicitor Advocate. Recognising the importance of quality, economy and efficiency, his team provides a first rate service to insurers specifically targeted at early settlement and minimising costs. This specialist team is very important to BTO’s clients and Stephen’s experience and guiding hand ensures they keep on delivering results time and time again. He is considered by insurance clients as the “go to” solicitor for no nonsense, pragmatic and sensible advice on volume claims.

Career

Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (2003 – present); Associate, BTO Solicitors (2001 – 2003); Solicitor, BTO Solicitors (2000 – 2001); Assistant, Anderson Fyfe (1998 – 2000); Assistant, Hennessy Bowie (1997 – 1998).

Languages

Conversational French and Swedish and a little German.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Glasgow, LLB (Hons), Dip. LP (1995); Admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (2006).

Leisure

Walking, swimming, cooking, music and foreign travel.


Scotland: Insurance

Personal injury: defender

Within: Personal injury: defender

BTO Solicitors LLP’s ‘justifiably well-regarded team’ is noted for its ability to handle complex and high-value personal injury claims for insurers and insured corporates with ‘peerless flexibility and good communication’. It has ‘good expertise within the catastrophic injury arena’, in addition to a well-established anti-fraud department. The ‘highly experienced and extremely professionalCarly Forrest stands out for being ‘tenacious in defence of client interests, while recognising when a pragmatic approach is required’. Forrest was instructed by a major insurance company to represent its insured, with respect to a criminal prosecution and concurrent civil claims arising from the death of a child in a swimming pool; the insured party was prosecuted and pleaded guilty to certain health and safety breaches, whilst the civil claims were negotiated out of court, leading to a significantly reduced settlement. Catherine Currie possesses ‘a firm grip on the big picture’, and handles a mixture of RTA, employers’, public and product liability cases. The ‘technically excellent’ Garry Ferguson specialises in complex high-value and fatal injury claims. Stephen Bryceland leads the practice.

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