bto appoints new associate in family law team
bto solicitors has announced the arrival of Denise Laverty as an associate in the family law team.
Joining from Anderson Strathern, Ms Laverty is an accredited specialist in family law and is qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales.
She will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office.
She brings a specialism in dealing with armed forces pensions to bto. She is also a practising collaborative family lawyer, assisting couples in resolving all aspects of the breakdown of their marriage or relationship in a non-adversarial way.
She has over 22 years’ experience of acting for married parties and cohabitees in all aspects of divorce and separation including financial settlements, child disputes, child welfare issues and pre-nuptial agreements, both within Scotland and involving other jurisdictions.
Ms Laverty is considered “one to watch” by the latest Chambers and Partners guide to the legal profession.
bto’s chairman, Alan Borthwick, said: “Denise joins a team at the forefront of family law in Scotland. She is a significant senior appointment for the team and we are very pleased that she has joined us.
“Denise is highly regarded for her pragmatic and sensitive approach to resolving difficult issues and is a valuable addition to the firm.”
With Denise’s arrival, bto’s family law team now has four accredited family law specialists and five collaborative lawyers.