Senior staff step up
BTO Solicitors unveils 10 promotions
New team players: latest promotions
Independent law firm BTO Solicitors has announced a raft of senior promotions across the firm. Ten senior solicitors have made the step up to associate level and will now take on more responsibility in their individual teams.
Seven of the promoted associates operate within the firm’s insurers’ representation team which is one of the largest in Scotland. They are: Alistair Barbour, Angus Gillies, Lewis Richardson and Callum Sweeney, who all specialise in handling personal injury claims below £500k; Mark Hastings and Jennifer Mackenzie, who deal with personal injury claims valued over £500k; and Gillian Harman from the professional liability team. The other promoted associates are: Emma Donaldson, who specialises in advising on wills, tax planning, trusts and estates; Lesley Grant from the firm’s employment law team, who practices contentious and non-contentious employment law; and Jamie Reekie, a solicitor advocate who works alongside Tony Jones QC in BTO’s commercial dispute resolution team in Edinburgh.
Chairman Alan Borthwick said: “I am delighted that these ten hard-working individuals from a range of disciplines have been promoted and that their contribution to the firm and to the clients with whom they work has been acknowledged.”
These promotions, and BTO’s recently announced solicitor advocate appointments which brought the in-house team of solicitor advocates to 20, follow on from the achievement of a record financial performance in the firm’s first year of trading as a limited liability partnership.