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
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Angus Wood to its commercial dispute resolution practice. Mr Wood joins the partnership with 12 years of litigation experience, acting in a wide variety of disputes, including corporate, banking and energy.
BTO has announced the appointment of social housing litigation specialist Stephen Humphreys as a consultant. Mr Humphreys brings to the firm specialist knowledge in housing law, property and construction litigation, contentious insolvency and debt recovery litigation, as well as extensive experience
Corporate lawyer Michael Cox examines the latest EU update of consumer protection rules. The New Deal for Consumers (NDC) is a refresh of European consumer protection rules, to bring existing laws up-to-date for the digital age.
Paul Motion considers live streaming where the individual is innocent. On 15 July 2020 the UK Supreme Court gave judgement in Sutherland v HMA  UKSC 32. Mr Sutherland was the subject of a “sting” by a “paedophile vigilante” group. He exchanged messages and photographs w
BTO Solicitors has announced the appointment of senior associate and corporate lawyer Michael Cox. Mr Cox will be based in BTO's Edinburgh office, focusing on corporate law generally, particularly in relation to advising SMEs.
The Inner House has agreed that unenforceable parts of an adjudicator’s decision can be ‘severed off’, write Fraser Hopkins and Jilly Petrie. It’s well understood that adjudication is a quick way of resolving construction disputes, on an interim basis at least (albe
Great client communications can help strengthen solicitor-client relationships and minimise complaints. That’s the idea behind this year’s Innovation Cup winning entry. The winner of this year’s competition is Emily Campbell, a trainee solicitor at BTO Solicitors. Ms Campbell impre
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the launch of a new online product for its wills & estates and family law clients. This artificial intelligence tool will ease the process for new clients seeking advice on their circumstances. The product, which has been created in conjunction with legal tech co
BTO Solicitors LLP has announced six promotions comprising four new senior associates and two associates.
BTO’s wills and estates team is offering a free 20-minute consultation and dedicated helpline to help people put their affairs in order in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Ross Brown, head of BTO’s wills and estates team in Glasgow, said: “We are acutely aware that the coronaviru
BTO partner Lynn Richmond is heading to northern Finland for five days to trek in the Arctic Circle in aid of Ayrshire Hospice. The Ayrshire Hospice is a charity which helps patients and their families throughout Ayrshire in providing care and support to those with a terminal illness.
BTO Solicitors has seen a drop in profits after investing in its IT infrastructure, new accounts show. The firm's profits before partner remuneration and profit shares were nearly £5.1 million in the year to March 31, down from £6.4m. Turnover at the firm rose from £18.1m to £