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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

Caroline Carr

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner and head of BTO’s employment team

Caroline is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Employment Law. Advises a range of employers and senior executives on the full spectrum of employment law issues including disciplinary issues, managing exits, whistleblowing and discrimination claims and negotiating high level Settlement Agreements. Acts for the insured of global insurers under their employment practices liability insurance. Also works closely with commercial and corporate colleagues advising on employment aspects of acquisitions and business transfers (TUPE) and in regulatory/corporate governance matters involving directors/Board members and reporting to the various Regulators. Successfully represents clients at Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals throughout the UK. Expertise in advising doctors, consultants and dentists experiencing employment and disciplinary difficulties, which can significantly impact on their professional reputation, through representing the interests of members of various medical and dental defence organisations in regulatory disciplinary matters.

Career

Partner and Head of Employment Law team, BTO Solicitors LLP (2000 - present); Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist (since 2001); Associate, BTO Solicitors (1997–2000); Tindal Oatts (1993-97).

Languages

English.

Member

Law Society of Scotland’s Employment Law Group.

Education

St Brides, East Kilbride; Glasgow University (1991 LLB Hons Dip LP).

Leisure

Tennis, golf and travel.


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Noted for its ‘excellent knowledge’, BTO Solicitors LLP provides employers and employees with ‘pragmatic and commercially sensible advice’. The group handles all employment matters for the Scottish Prison Officers Association membership and is currently engaged in several matters at tribunal, including sexual orientation and disability discrimination, unfair dismissal cases, and a holiday pay claim, which is in appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. It is also on the panel for the City of Edinburgh Council, which it is defending in several high profile tribunal claims. The practice is led by Caroline Carr who, alongside Laura Salmond, is noted for ‘impressive employment expertise’. Carr has noted experience in advising medical professionals on employment and disciplinary issues. David Hoey is also recommended, and leads on a number of contentious matters, in addition handling corporate employment matters.

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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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