Monday, July 23, 2012

Master Policy favourites Brechin Tindal Oatts hire another partner for insurers representation team

LEGAL firm Brechin Tindal Oatts  (bto), with offices in Glasgow & Edinburgh have added another partner to their team representing insurers, professional defence unions such as the Medical Defence Union, & other vested interests.

Seonaid Busby, who joined the team on 23 July 2012 from Biggart Baillie, will work closely with Partner and Solicitor Advocate Stephen Bryceland dealing with motor, employers’ liability and public liability personal injury claims.  Along with Stephen, Seonaid will be responsible for supervising a large team who deal with higher volume, lower value claims.

Ms Busby has specialised in insurance litigation for the most part of her career focusing on defender reparation cases in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. She is vastly experienced in dealing with employers’ liability, public liability, road traffic accidents and occupational disease claims. 

Bill Speirs, head of bto’s Insurers’ Representation team, said: “Seonaid is a valuable addition to bto’s team of over 50 insurance professionals. She brings experience of both pursuer and defender work and exposure to a range of stakeholders in the insurance sector. Her in-depth knowledge of the insurance market and her supervisory skills will further enhance the offering provided by Stephen’s team focusing on economy for volume claims".

“Recognising the importance of economy and efficiency in dealing with such matters, our bespoke team provides a first rate service to insurers specifically targeted at early settlement and minimising costs in litigated claims.  Stephen Bryceland’s role as Solicitor Advocate is an essential and effective way of avoiding unnecessary cost in the increasing number of Court of Session actions raised for minor or low-value claims.”

The appointment takes bto's partner strength to 35. Its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices have a total of over 170 staff.

Brechin Tindal Oatts are also Master Policy Panel solicitors, providing defence to solicitors (you mean ‘crooked’ – Ed) accused of negligence and other wrongdoing covered by the Master Policy. The firm also receives instructions from professional defence unions such as the Medical Protection Society and the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland in connection with legal actions against doctors & other medical services personnel.

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