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BTO Solicitors LLP

48 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5HS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 7803
DX:
GW96 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Karen Brodie

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
Web:
www.bo.co.uk
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Social housing, real estate/property.

Position

Partner

Specialised for over 30 years in commercial conveyancing with a special focus on RSL work since 1990. Lead partner in commercial projects involving complex development sites (acquisition/disposal/site assembly work) and property related contracts including negotiation of contracts amongst RSLs and developer “partners”. Has co-ordinated and dealt with all conveyancing requirements of RSLs including security related conveyancing and management issues that arise in mixed tenure estates. Advises on full range of title issues, including deeds of real burdens, deeds of conditions and development management schemes, servitudes, planning agreements and licences to occupy. Other areas of expertise: mortgage to rent, new supply shared equity, and shared ownership transactions  as well as the sale/purchase and leasing of commercial property (offices, shops and factory units).

Career

Trained Cowan Taylor & Stewart; qualified 1984; associate and assistant, Cowan Taylor & Stewart (1984-90); partner, Brechin Robb (1991-97); partner BTO Solicitors LLP 1997. Current directorships: Townhead Village Hall (charity).

Languages

English.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Hutchesons’ Grammar School; University of Strathclyde (1981 LLB; 1982 Dip LP).

Leisure

Family, horse riding and golf.


Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

BTO Solicitors LLP advises a broad range of clients on their transition to charitable status, as well as on governance and day-today- charitable operations, reorganisation applications to the OSCR, and regulatory matters. Karen Brodie and practice head Patrice Fabien supported Southside Housing Association with its application for Big Lottery funding for a new community hub project, and on several other governance and procurement matters. Jeremy Glen assisted the Peter Vardy Foundation with the incorporation and registration of a new SCIO. David Hoey handled the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association’s transformation into an incorporated company structure. Associate Marion Davis is recommended for her expertise in charity structures, governance and regulatory issues.

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Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

BTO Solicitors LLP has been engaged in the social housing sector for four decades, and its team has a first-rate reputation in strategically significant mandates. Karen Brodie, and associates Marieclaire Reid and Lesley Gray, have been advising Clyde Valley Housing Association Limited on the acquisition of a number of development sites as part of its ambitious development programme. The team has also acted for Southside Housing Association in various matters; Brodie is assisting the client with a community hub project, which will receive Big Lottery funding and will be taken forward with another local community organisation. Team head Patrice Fabien recently advised the same client on governance issues, including updates to its Code of Conduct for Governing Body Members, and on a response to a complaint by a bidder over the client's approach to a procurement exercise. Grant Hunter oversees the firm's RSL litigation work and is experienced in disputes arising from tenancy breaches, stock transfers and development projects. Caroline Carr and Marion Davis are accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as specialists in employment law and charities law respectively, while consultant Ann O’Connell is an accredited construction law specialist. David Young is knowledgeable about debt recovery, tenancy litigation, factoring and ASBOs. Sandra Cassels and Paul Motion are also recommended.

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