Dorothy has over 30 years’ commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience covering a broad range of disciplines. She has wide-ranging experience of the courts, not only the Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session but also the Supreme Court of the UK. An exceptional communicator, she is focused, direct and assertive. Described as commercially minded, Dorothy’s business acumen makes her a valuable ally for any client. Dorothy is “recommended” for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery (Legal 500) and is a notable practitioner for Banking Litigation (Chambers UK) where her "thorough and logical thinking" is appreciated and she is noted as being "highly determined" and "very focused".
Dorothy’s clients comprise banks, other lending institutions, public companies, insolvency practitioners, directors and shareholders. She is instructed regularly in relation to both secured and unsecured recoveries and fraud cases and is part of BTO’s banking team. Sources label her a "trusted adviser" and commend the way she "drives the case from start to finish." (Chambers UK)
Dorothy is known for her expertise in the highly technical and specialised field of insolvency litigation. She handles a wide and varied caseload, acting for insolvency practitioners both North and South of the Border in both personal and corporate insolvencies. She also has extensive experience in dealing with shareholder disputes in the context of private limited companies, directors’ disqualification proceedings and the provision of mediation services.
Dorothy is an expert skier with a passion for the mountains. She also has a keen interest in animal welfare issues.