One sunny weekday recently, a team of eager BTO volunteers donned their orange safety vests and rolled up their sleeves to help out at the Cyrenians’ depot in Leith. Cyrenians is a charity aimed at tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.
Senior associate and solicitor advocate Michael Collins has joined BTO Solicitors LLP’s property and professional liability team. Mr Collins trained with BTO, qualifying in 2009, and progressed through the ranks in the firm’s insurance litigation team until 2020. He has since spent two y
Scottish civil courts can move very quickly, if necessary, says Paul Motion. A senior executive ‘jumps ship’ to join the competition. He or she has emailed themselves a copy of your client’s entire customer database including pricing. The unhappy client phones you in a panic.
Alastair Hope, founding member of what is now BTO’s Helensburgh office, is to retire after 40 years in the law. Since joining forces with Raeburn Hope in 2019, BTO has broadened its service portfolio to include the full range of legal services for families, individuals and businesses.
Dawn Robertson has joined BTO Solicitors' Edinburgh office. An experienced tribunal practitioner who has appeared in the EAT, her arrival brings BTO’s total number of accredited specialists to four. Her fellow partners Caroline Carr, Laura Salmond and Jacqueline McCluskey are also specialists
Emma Barclay has been promoted to partner within the corporate team at BTO Solicitors LLP. Ms Barclay, who joined BTO as a trainee solicitor in 2012, has focused on corporate law throughout her career. A valued team member, she has progressed through the ranks in less than a decade and will play a k
The pandemic has forced changes to almost every aspect of our lives. In WPH Developments Limited v Young & Gault LLP (in liquidation) 2021 CSIH 39, the Court of Session, however, confirmed one thing which won’t change: the law on prescription. Jamie Robb examines the case. The facts
Donna Brennan has joined BTO Solicitors legal director in its Raeburn Hope office in Helensburgh. In her new role, Ms Brennan will manage the firm's wills, estates and succession planning team and in conjunction with her colleagues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, she will continue the expansion of th
Lynne Cardow, a partner at BTO Solicitors LLP, has been awarded specialist accreditation in professional negligence by the Law Society of Scotland and is one of only 10 Scottish solicitors to hold this accreditation. She has also become a certified specialist in cybersecurity along with Lynn Ri
Paul Motion: European Commission approves post-Brexit data protection regime – but UK is put on probation
The UK's data protection regime has been given a pass by the EU, for now. Paul Motion explains the details. The European Commission has adopted two data “adequacy decisions” for the UK. This action resolves a major concern after Brexit, that whilst personal data flowing from the UK to th
BTO has announced the launch of its free Fertility Law Advice Service for couples and individuals who are embarking on their fertility treatment journey. The advice service is designed to answer initial questions potential parents may have regarding the fertility treatment process and navigating the
Really Good Data Protection (RGDP LLP) has capped the recruitment of three new data protection officers during the last quarter of its financial year by announcing changes to its management team. Paul Motion has become the new chairman of RGDP following the retirement of Bill Speirs. A solicitor for
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced that Caroline Carr, partner and head of the firm’s employment law team, has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law for the fifth consecutive time in her career, having first received the accreditation in 2001. Thi
BTO's Laura Salmond has been accredited as an employment law specialist by the Law Society of Scotland. Ms Salmond joins fellow partners Caroline Carr and Jacqueline McCluskey who have held the same accreditation for 20 and 10 years respectively.
BTO has appointed Gregor Mitchell as head of its private client team based in Edinburgh to further enhance the firm’s legal services provided to individuals. A recognised expert in private client law, he brings over 30 years of experience advising individuals in relation to wills, trusts, esta