Raft of spring promotions at BTO

Raft of spring promotions at BTO

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced six promotions comprising four new senior associates and two associates.

Glasgow-based Emma Barclay, who joined BTO as a trainee in 2012, has become a senior associate in the firm’s corporate team. She has been involved in many of the firm’s multi-million pound deals in a range of sectors, including food and drink, leisure and hospitality and real estate. 

Debbie Reekie, an accredited specialist in family law and a solicitor advocate, has been promoted to senior associate in the families and individuals team. Ms Reekie, who works in the firm’s Edinburgh office, is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a mediator and is a trained collaborative lawyer. She has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of family law.

Jamie Robb, located in Edinburgh, handles a number of professional liability claims on behalf of solicitors, acting through the Law Society of Scotland’s professional indemnity insurers, and regularly represents surveyors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals. He is now an associate in the firm’s professional liability team.

BTO’s insurance group has also received a boost with two new senior associates, Eileen Sherry and Mark Hastings, and newly promoted associate Rhona McKerracher, all of whom are based in Glasgow.

Ms Sherry is experienced in defending a number of high value claims on behalf of major blue chip insurers, with international elements arising from allegedly defective products.

Mr Hastings, a solicitor advocate, and Ms McKerracher focus on large loss personal injury work, managing cases arising from a wide variety of incidents which have caused either fatalities or catastrophic injuries.

David Gibson, BTO’s chairman, said: “Congratulations to all concerned for these well-deserved promotions. We are delighted to share some good news at this testing time and I know that my newly promoted colleagues will play an instrumental role in the development of our firm over the coming years.”

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