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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
BTO Solicitors LLP, Michael Collins, Glasgow, SCOTLAND

Michael Collins

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation and Insurance

Position

Associate and Solicitor Advocate

Michael is part of BTO’s Property Litigation team, dealing with both pursuer and defender instructions, acting principally for major insurers.

The majority of Michael's caseload is made up of property and product liability claims in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. He is regularly instructed to provide advice to insurers on policy issues, including fraud issues.  In addition to managing his own caseload, Michael is responsible for supervising junior solicitors and trainees, and is also instructed in his capacity as Solicitor Advocate in a variety of cases.  

Important cases and deals:

  • Solicitor advocate for insurers of electricians defending a claim arising from an electrical fire
  • Solicitor advocate for commercial clients in dispute with property developers over major defects in purchased properties
  • Principal solicitor defending various claims associated with recalled products, including multiple claims involving miniature circuit breakers which were alleged to have caused fires
  • Principal solicitor for a major computer manufacturer defending a fire damage claim
  • Principal solicitor for insurers of main contractors defending a claim arising from a cable strike incident

Career

Trainee solicitor, BTO Solicitors LLP (2007-2009); Solicitor, BTO: Insurance Litigation Department, member of both the Personal Injury team and Property Litigation team (2009-2012); Senior Solicitor, BTO: Insurance Litigation Department, Property Litigation team (2012-2016); Associate, BTO: Insurance Litigation Department, Property Litigation team (2016-present); Qualified as Solicitor Advocate in 2015.

Languages

French

Education

University of Glasgow (2002-2006): LLB (Hons) Law with French Legal Studies; Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg (2004-2005): Attestation D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises; Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2006-2007): Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Glasgow Graduate School of Law (2008): Professional Competence Course.

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