Colin Bissett - DAC Beachcroft
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Colin Bissett's Expertise

 

Colin Bissett

Colin specialises in criminal law, defending in health and safety and environmental prosecutions, complex fraud cases, road traffic prosecutions involving life-changing injuries and fatalities and fatal accident inquiries.

He has over 16 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, renewable energy, food processing, retail, sport and leisure, financial services and transport. His key clients include Barratt Developments; Robertson Group; Norbord Europe; HC-One; Lifeways Group as well as leading insurers.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Successfully defending a multinational manufacturing company and secured an acquittal at trial for environment offences.
  • Repeatedly persuading against prosecution in cases where companies have faced significant reputational damage and the potential imprisonment of their directors.
  • Representation of a key duty-holder at the fatal accident inquiries into deaths at the Jim Clark and Snowman Car Rallies.

Under his leadership the Scotland Regulatory team has been ranked for the first time in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories, in the area of health and safety law.

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