BTO hires top team, firms unveil partners

Grant Hunter and Caroline Carr

BTO Solicitors has appointed Grant Hunter as managing partner and Caroline Carr as chair.

Mr Hunter has headed the firm’s dispute resolution department for seven years and has served on its former executive board since 2018.

Ms Carr will retain a client facing role whilst also undertaking firm-wide leadership responsibilities.


Blackadders has announced a number of promotions across both its business services and private client teams in Scotland.

Among them, Emma Sadler becomes partner in the family law team while Jack Boyle has been promoted from director to partner in the employment team.

Burness Paull

Burness Paull has elevated four lawyers to partner across energy, technology and real estate.

They are Victoria Tweed (energy), Murray Cree (technology and commercial), Paul Coyle and Mike Guthrie (both real estate).

They take the total number of partners at Burness Paull to 89 and are among 69 promotions effective from 1 April – including 10 directors, 18 senior associates, 16 associates, and 21 senior solicitors – across the firm’s practice areas and offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Anderson Strathern

Anderson Strathern has appointed a new director and associate in the islands and the north of Scotland.

Ellen Eunson, who is from Kirkwall, joins as director from a similar role at Shepherd and Wedderburn, and previously spending eight years in rural land cases at Blackadders.

Jennifer Sim has joined as an associate, following a spell at Brodies, where Eunson also worked.

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