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BTO announces senior promotions across the firm

07 April 2017

Leading Scottish independent law firm BTO Solicitors has announced a series of senior promotions across the firm from a variety of teams. Four senior solicitors - Eileen Sherry, Jennifer King, David Cairns and Andrew Phillips - have all been appointed as Associates.

Eileen Sherry joined the firm in August 2011 and has become an Associate within BTO’s Insurers’ Representation team.  She specialises in property, product liability, policy and multi-jurisdictional claims. Eileen also has extensive civil litigation experience and is regularly involved in cases brought before the sheriff courts and the Court of Session.

Jennifer King has been promoted to an Associate in BTO’s Professional Discipline & Clinical Defence team, ranked Band 1 by Chambers UK and the Legal 500.  Jennifer assists in representing medical and dental professionals before the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council, and in defending clinical negligence claims raised in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. Jennifer is also experienced in providing advice to both employers and employees in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, and in pursuing and defending Employment Tribunal claims.
David Cairns joined BTO’s top tier Health and Safety, Regulatory and Criminal practice in June 2015.  David is an experienced defence solicitor having developed considerable advocacy skills appearing in criminal courts throughout Scotland.  His particular area of expertise is in the defence of Health & Safety, Environmental, Financial, Road Traffic and other criminal and regulatory investigations/prosecutions. David also appears regularly on behalf of clients at Fatal Accident Inquiries.
Andrew Phillips is an experienced solicitor in criminal law working within our top tier Health and Safety, Regulatory and Criminal practice. He has represented clients in some of the most serious and high profile cases heard in the Scottish criminal courts. Andrew defends clients facing all manner of criminal prosecutions, with a particular specialism in financial crime, confiscation proceedings and associated civil proceedings. In addition to his criminal caseload, Andrew assists with Health and Safety and Environmental matters and often represents clients involved in Fatal Accident Inquiries.
BTO’s chairman, Alan Borthwick, commented on the promotions:  “It is great news that we can announce the promotion of these talented individuals and recognise their contribution to the firm and to the clients with whom they work.  These promotions are a reflection of the vast range of expertise that has ensured BTO's ongoing success.

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