Two new partners among raft of promotions at BTO
Following BTO Solicitors LLP’s recent appointment of a new chairman and chief operating officer, the firm has announced a number of senior promotions. Two associates have been promoted to partner, fifteen have stepped up to senior associate level and a further two senior solicitors have been made associates.
Lynn Richmond and Lynne Cardow have both been appointed as partners, bringing the firm’s total partner headcount to 47. Ms Richmond is based in Edinburgh and specialises in intellectual property & technology, data protection and online reputation. Ms Cardow, who handles professional liability claims on behalf of solicitors, accountants, brokers, construction professionals and others, is based in BTO’s Glasgow office, in its professional liability team.
Lawyers promoted to senior associate represent a range of practice areas. In BTO’s Glasgow office, these include: Audrey Blair (residential property), Marjory Blair and Denise Laverty (families and individuals), Marion Davis (corporate, social housing and charities), Joanne Farrell and Jennifer Stewart (personal injury claims), Lesley Gray, Marieclaire Reid and Donnie Robertson (real estate), Mark McCluskie (insurance disputes), Kirsteen MacLean (commercial dispute resolution and insolvency), Andrew Phillips (health & safety and crime) and Douglas Strang (employment). In Edinburgh, new senior associates include Elaine Del Valle (residential property) and Karen Stachura (professional liability).
Emma Barclay (corporate) and Debbie Reekie (families and individuals) have both moved up to associate level. Ms Barclay is Glasgow based, while Ms Reekie works from Edinburgh.
BTO chairman David Gibson said: “We are focused on recognising and developing talent at BTO and on encouraging new talent to join the firm in what is an exciting new phase in the firm’s strategic plan.
“These promotions, which cross a diverse range of specialisms, are evidence of the positive developments taking place across the firm and each one is testament to the valuable contribution these individuals make daily to their clients, to their colleagues, and to the BTO business as a whole.”