Profile submitted by William Speirs
Involved in commercial and insurance litigation for over 30 years. Considerable experience of high value claims in the UK and abroad. BTO’s principal adviser on claims with multi-jurisdictional or conflict of laws issues, having dealt with claims in Africa, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe and the USA. On the claims side, focuses on major property, contractual and financial losses. Has dealt with numerous fatal claims, conducting both fatal accident inquiries and related civil claims, including claims with multiple fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Experience of medical device claims and regulatory issues. A recognised expert in policy issues, including avoidance where fraud is involved. Well known for providing advice on policy interpretation and avoidance, contractual claims and indemnities and major losses.
Law Society of Scotland; Society of Solicitors to the Supreme Court.
Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (1997 – present); Partner, Tindal Oatts (1987-97); Partner, Tindal Oatts Buchanan & McIlwraith (1984-87); Solicitor, Tindal Oatts & Rodger (1982-84); Solicitor, Ross Harper & Murphy, (1981-82); Solicitor, Black Cameron & Campbell (1980-81); Solicitor, Ross Harper & Murphy (1979-80); Solicitor, Russell & Duncan (1978-79).
Golf and walking (on golf courses).