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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:
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).

Member

Law Society Of Scotland.

Education

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

Leisure

Family, horse riding and golf.


Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

BTO Solicitors LLP has a track record in the social housing sector dating back to the 1970s, and is particularly known for acting for RSLs. Patrice Fabien leads the group, which includes commercial conveyancing expert Karen Brodie. Brodie acted alongside Marieclaire Reid and Lesley Gray for Clyde Valley Housing Association on its acquisition of 13 separate development sites as part of an ambitious development programme. Grant Hunter assists with all forms of dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration and mediation), and is experienced in contentious matters arising from development projects and tenement refurbishment programmes. David Young handles a variety of issues, such as antisocial behaviour, tenancy litigation and factoring. Also recommended are employment law specialists Caroline Carr and David Hoey, construction law expert Sandra Cassels, and Paul Motion, who is advising Oak Tree Housing Association on the data protection aspects of the Common Housing Register. Kingdom Housing Association, Partick Housing Association and Grampian Housing Association are also clients.

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