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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

Mark Morton

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Insurance, product liability, property and fraud.

Position

Partner and Solicitor Advocate

Mark works in BTO’s Insurance team providing advice on property disputes, large construction and engineering claims and product liability claims. Mark has been a Solicitor Advocate for over 15 years and has over 25 years’ experience of working in dispute resolution. Noted for being an imaginative problem solver, Mark has an ability to analyse claims quickly and to devise strategies which will deliver clients with excellent results. Recent work includes a flooding claim affecting over 20 properties; damages claims involving properties damaged by defective piling work; a multi million pound claim involving a leaking leisure centre; advising a company and its insurers in relation to claims arising from a high profile E.coli outbreak; fire claims arising from allegedly defective electrical products.

Career

Partner BTO Solicitors LLP (2009 - present); Associate, BTO (2008 – 2009); Dundas & Wilson (1995 – 2008); MacRoberts (1993-1995); Trained Bishop & Robertson Chalmers; qualified 1992.

Languages

English.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL); currently UK chair of the FOIL sub-committee for Property litigation.

Education

Kelvinside Academy; Edinburgh University (1990 LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Cycling and gardening.


Scotland: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

BTO Solicitors LLP, which fields six solicitor advocates, undertakes a comprehensive range of property disputes for insurance companies, property developers, property managers, registered social landlords and housebuilders, among others. David Young was the lead adviser to ELB Securities Limited (the owner of commercial premises on Buchanan Street in Glasgow) on a case which is the leading authority on the status of property disclaimed by the Crown during a time when a company has been struck off the register of companies. Bill Speirs, Jilly Petrie and others are acting for a large insurance company in a claim by William Grant & Sons, which arose from the collapse of the roofs of its warehouses as a result of heavy snowfalls in 2009 and 2010. Grant Hunter and Graeme Kelly are advising Pendragon Plc on a compensation claim at the Lands Tribunal, which relates to a CPO by Glasgow City Council to build a link road though the client's commercial premises in the east end of Glasgow. Mark Morton leads the team, which also includes consultant Robin Macpherson and Angus Crawford. Associates Mark McCluskie, Michael Collins and Jamie Reekie are also recommended. Tony Jones QC departed for Brodies LLP.

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