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Three new partners and four new associates at BTO

01 April 2016

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BTO Solicitors Announces Firm-Wide Senior Promotions and a New Appointment.

Leading independent Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors has announced a raft of senior promotions across the firm, in addition to the appointment of a new associate to its Real Estate team.

Promotions ,-April -2016-webPhoto from left to right: Ross Brown, Cara Docherty, Scott Wyper, Alan Borthwick, David Young, Claire White, Nicola McCluskie, Michael Collins.

David Young of the firm’s Commercial Litigation team, now one of the largest in Scotland, Scott Wyper of its well respected Corporate team and Claire White of BTO’s ‘first-class’ personal injury team have all been promoted to partners.

Ross Brown of the Private Client team, servicing individuals and their families, Cara Docherty of the Professional Discipline & Clinical Defence team, which acts for all the main medical defence unions and their medical arms, and Michael Collins of the Insurers’ Representation team, now the largest insurance team of the remaining independent Scottish legal firms, have all been appointed as associates.

Joining BTO's Real Estate team from Brodies LLP, associate Nicola McCluskie specialises in property transactions acting for developers in the commercial and residential sectors. She also brings extensive experience of dealing with the development, acquisition/sale and financing of major renewable energy projects.

BTO’s chairman, Alan Borthwick, commented: “We are very excited by all of the recent developments at BTO and our ongoing growth. The latest series of promotions is a strong reflection of the focus and enthusiasm at the centre of the firm, and clearly demonstrates the vast range of expertise that ensures our ongoing success. I would like to congratulate all my colleagues on their new positions, and to extend my sincere thanks for the continuous hard work and professionalism that cements our reputation as one of Scotland’s leading law firms.”


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