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BTO Announces Six New Promotions

Posted: 2nd April 2020

Scottish independent law firm BTO Solicitors LLP has announced six April promotions comprising four new senior associates and two associates.

Glasgow based Emma Barclay, who joined BTO as a trainee in 2012, has become a senior associate in the firm’s Corporate team. Considered a key team member, Emma has been involved in many of the firm’s £multi-million deals in a range of sectors, including food and drink, leisure and hospitality and real estate. She is also experienced in banking and finance transactions and business restructuring.

Debbie Reekie, an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and a Solicitor Advocate, has been promoted to Senior Associate in the Families and Individuals team. Debbie, who works in the firm’s Edinburgh office, is also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a mediator and is a trained collaborative lawyer. She has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of family law, including financial provision on separation and divorce, cohabitation cases, prenuptial agreements and cases involving children.

Jamie Robb, located in Edinburgh, handles a number of professional liability claims on behalf of solicitors, acting through the Law Society of Scotland’s professional indemnity insurers, and regularly represents surveyors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals.  He is now an associate in the firm’s Professional Liability team.

BTO’s Insurance group has also received a boost with two new senior associates, Eileen Sherry and Mark Hastings, and newly promoted associate Rhona McKerracher, all of whom are based in Glasgow.  On behalf of major blue chip insurers, Eileen is experienced in defending a number of high value claims with international elements arising from allegedly defective products. She also pursues substantial recoveries for her insurer clients following damage caused by a range of events, including major floods and contaminated food.  Solicitor Advocate Mark, and his colleague Rhona, focus on large loss personal injury work, managing cases arising from a wide variety of incidents which have caused either fatalities or catastrophic injuries.

David Gibson, BTO’s Chairman, said:

“Congratulations to all concerned for these well-deserved promotions.  We are delighted to share some good news at this testing time and I know that my newly promoted colleagues will play an instrumental role in the development of our firm over the coming years.”


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