Clare Bone > Brodies LLP > Glasgow, United Kingdom > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP
G1 3BX
United Kingdom


Clare leads our Health & Safety offering. Clare has specialised in the defence of regulatory crime, principally health & safety, environmental, financial and road traffic for over 21 years. Her entire career has focused on the field of criminal law, having trained with and worked for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, prosecuting crime and conducting fatal accident inquiries. Ranked in legal directories, Clare is regarded as a true expert in the specialised area of health and safety. Having worked for the Crown and the defence she is ideally placed to advise clients who find themselves facing investigation and prosecution.

Clare’s portfolio includes corporate and individual clients across a wide range of sectors, including construction, marine, agriculture, retail, manufacturing and transport. Frequently called upon to assist clients in the aftermath of an incident she is on hand to provide advice and assistance from the early stages of an investigation, attend interviews by the Police, HSE, SEPA, MCA and other regulators, liaise with the Crown and attend court where an investigation leads to prosecution or fatal accident inquiry. This full spectrum service provides the client with reassurance that they are getting consistent expert legal input at all key stages of their case.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Employment > Health and safety

(Hall of Fame)

Clare Bone – Brodies LLP

With the Glasgow-based Clare Bone, who joined the firm from BTO Solicitors LLP in September 2022, at the helm, Brodies LLP is a regular fixture on police, HSE and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) investigations and related enforcement actions, prosecutions and fatal accident inquiries. This expertise enables the group to assist clients from an equally broad spectrum of industries, including construction, oil and gas, shipping and marine, and transport, among others. The Aberdeen-based Malcolm Gunnyeon, who joined from Dentons in October 2022,  complements the team’s sector expertise with experience in the energy, and food and drink sectors. Other recommended individuals include corporate crime and investigations specialist Paul Marshall and senior associate Victoria Anderson, who is experienced in high-profile fatal incidents.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Housing a sizeable commercial litigation practice, Brodies LLP ‘delivers sound, balanced and thoughtful advice’ across a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes in the financial services, energy, food and beverages, construction, IT and automotive sectors. Praised for his ‘strong leadership and strategic nous’, Iain Rutherford focuses on intellectual property, IT and energy litigation, and jointly leads the team with Stephen Goldie, who handles high-value contractual disputes. The ‘outstandingJoyce Cullen has experience in financial services litigation, contractual claims, professional negligence proceedings and employment-related disputes, while Antony Jones KC handles construction cases, and Aberdeen-based Kenneth MacDonald heads the firm’s international arbitration practice. Other key contacts include Craig Watt, Jared Oyston and senior associate Monica Connolly, along with Malcolm Gunnyeon and Clare Bone, who joined in October 2022 from Dentons and BTO Solicitors LLP respectively.

Scotland > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud

Brodies LLP has established a pre-eminent fraud and financial crime practice in Scotland, consistently displaying a ‘deep understanding’ of not only traditional risks arising from fraud, bribery and corruption, but also emerging threats facing clients such as cyber-attacks, IP theft, and tactical disruption to businesses. Paul Marshall is an ‘outstanding lawyer’ and leads the team from Edinburgh, regularly sought after by boardroom executives for his extensive investigation and advocacy skills. The offering was considerably bolstered by the addition of Clare Bone from BTO Solicitors LLP in September 2022, a former prosecutor with a broad sector focus spanning construction, transport, chemical engineering and agriculture. Senior associate Ramsay Hall has experience advising large corporate organisations on high-value tax evasion and money laundering matters, while associate Lisa Kinroy has ‘formidable’ experience conducting investigations with international dimensions.