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Commercial Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, Debt Recovery
Partner and head of BTO’s Commercial Dispute Resolution team in our Glasgow Office.
An experienced litigator specialising in commercial dispute resolution including corporate and property litigation, insolvency, asset recovery and debt recovery litigation. Has a long and successful track record in commercial dispute resolution, having appeared regularly in Sheriff Courts and Tribunals throughout Scotland since the early nineties. Also litigates in the Court of Session and conducts arbitration and mediation for commercial clients. Responsible for managing BTO’s significant recoveries caseload in Scotland: secured recoveries on behalf of major UK banks and venture capaitalists; unsecured recoveries for banking and commercial clients, ranging from worldwide credit card companies, credit insurers, PLCs, Registered Social Landlords, property factors and small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK. Also acts for insolvency practitioners in corporate and occasional personal insolvencies and for other Chartered Accountants. Via Mackrell International, involved regularly in cross border commercial dispute resolution and has recently litigated in the both the Supreme Court of Hungary and the Commercial Court of Brussels.
BTO Solicitors LLP (2000 – present); Associate and assistant, Brunton Miller (1993 – 2000); Assistant and trainee, Kidstons and Co (now Lindsays) (1990-1993)
German and French (MA Degree).
Law Society of Scotland; Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.
University of Glasgow, MA (German and French) (1987), LL.B. (1989), Dip. LP (1990). Notary Public 1995
Golf, football, rugby, squash and travel.
Scotland: Dispute resolution
Within: Commercial litigation
BTO Solicitors LLP’s workload spans areas such as banking and finance, renewable energy and construction. Grant Hunter, Tony Jones and Ross Campbell are representing HWEnergy in a dispute with Highland Council over a biomass heating contract. Robin Macpherson joined from Brodies LLP in 2015.
Within: Debt recovery
Led by Grant Hunter, BTO Solicitors LLP’s team undertakes secured and unsecured recoveries work for clients such as American Express, Woolwich plc and Coface UK. Dorothy Hatfield is recommended, along with solicitor advocate Tony Jones. Robin Macpherson joined from Brodies LLP in 2015.