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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

Grant Hunter

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

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, Commercial Debt and Asset Recovery

Position

Partner and Head of BTO’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Department, based in our Glasgow Office.

Grant is an experienced litigator who specialises in commercial dispute resolution, including corporate and property litigation, insolvency, asset recovery and debt recovery litigation.

Grant now litigates mainly in the Commercial Court in the Court of Session, having previously appeared frequently in Sheriff Courts and Tribunals throughout Scotland. He also has strong experience in the conduct of complex arbitration (including recently in the London Court of International Arbitration) and mediation for commercial clients.

With the support of senior colleagues Grant also oversees BTO’s significant commercial recoveries caseload in Scotland: secured recoveries on behalf of major UK banks and venture capitalists; unsecured recoveries for banking and commercial clients, ranging from worldwide credit card companies, credit insurers, PLCs, Registered Social Landlords, property managers and small and medium sized businesses in Scotland and throughout the UK.

He advises insolvency practitioners in corporate and personal insolvencies and acts for other Chartered Accountants in professional disputes.

Via Mackrell International, he is regularly involved regularly in cross border commercial dispute resolution and has litigated in the Supreme Court of Hungary and in the Commercial Courts of Paris and Brussels.

Grant currently sits on BTO’s Executive Board.

Career

BTO Solicitors LLP (2000 – present); Associate and Assistant, Brunton Miller (1993 – 2000); Assistant and trainee, Kidstons and Co (now Lindsays) (1990-1993)

Languages

German and French (MA Degree). He speaks fluent German and French. 

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.

Education

University of Glasgow, MA (German and French) (1987), LL.B. (1989), Dip. LP (1990). Notary Public 1995

Leisure

Golf, football, rugby, squash and travel.


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Grant Hunter's 'strong' team at BTO Solicitors LLP is adept at handling insolvency-related, insurance and professional negligence commercial litigation while also having experience in corporate and partnership disputes. Its client base spans various industries including insurance, banking and finance, construction and property as well as renewable energy; the team also acts for individuals. David Young is recommended for property-related litigation. Tony Jones QC moved to Brodies LLP in June 2018.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

BTO Solicitors LLP has a strong profile for property management work, which frequently involves rent arrears, while, as another key area of expertise, banks regularly instruct the 'knowledgeable' team to handle insolvency-related matters. 'Supportive' litigator Grant Hunter is the main contact and also acts in defence of debt recovery actions.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

At BTO Solicitors LLP, the insolvency and corproate recovery group primarily handles insolvency litigation and shareholder and boardroom disputes. The team provides advice and representation to directors pre- and post-insolvency including directors’ duties or disqualification proceedings and personal liability claims. Dorothy Hatfield and Grant Hunter lead the insolvency litigation group, and Alastair Dunn heads up the advisory and restructuring advice.

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