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Social housing, real estate/property.
Specialised for 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 and deeds of conditions, servitudes, planning agreements and licences to occupy. Recognised ability to manage volume conveyancing viewed as key benefit to clients. Other areas of expertise: mortgage to rent, new supply shared equity, right to buy as well as the sale/purchase and leasing of commercial property (offices, shops and factory units).
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).
Law Society Of Scotland.
Hutchesons’ Grammar School; University of Strathclyde (1981 LLB; 1982 Dip LP).
Family, horse riding and golf.
Scotland: Real estate
Within: Social housing
BTO Solicitors LLP’s team acts for a significant number of registered social landlords, including Clyde Valley Housing Association, Berwickshire Housing Association and Parkhead Housing Association. In a recent highlight, it advised Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership on the sale of properties earmarked for disposal under the New Supply Shared Equity scheme. Patrice Fabien, Karen Brodie and Marion Davis are ‘knowledgeable and personable’.