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BTO Solicitors LLP

Work 0141 221 8012
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Edinburgh, Glasgow

Kirsteen Maclean

Work 0141 221 8012
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution, Recoveries and Insolvency and Corporate Recovery



Kirsteen advises on a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes and has extensive experience of handling litigation for businesses and individuals in the Sheriff Court. She also deals with actions raised at the Court of Session. She advises business clients regularly on litigation issues and remedies arising out of a range of commercial contracts.

Kirsteen is experienced in debt recovery actions, including protective diligence and enforcement action. She often acts for Trustees under Trust Deeds and Sequestrations, Receivers, Administrators and Liquidators and has a firm understanding of all aspects of insolvency.

She acts also for BTO’s Registered Social Landlord and mainstream lender clients, as well as landlords and tenants in the private sector, in relation to a variety of property issues and disputes.

Kirsteen holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (Scotland) qualification from the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association. The CPI is a respected qualification, one which very few Scottish lawyers possess. The qualification will provide added value and expertise to the clients who Kirsteen represents, fulfilling her aim in securing it. Kirsteen has also been accepted as an Affiliate member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA).

Kirsteen is an affiliate member of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) which is the largest professional credit management organisation in Europe. It represents the credit profession across trade, consumer and export credit, as well as in related activities such as collections, credit reporting, credit insurance and insolvency.

She is also involved with the R3 Scottish Women in Insolvency Group, a networking forum to help business development challenges faced by women working in the industry.


Trained Boyds Solicitors; Qualified (1997); Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (Scotland) qualification (CPI)


Affiliate member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)

Affiliate member of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM)


Glasgow University


Enjoys taking part in and watching all types of sports, especially tennis, hockey and running. She has completed the Edinburgh, Belfast and New York (x2) marathons for charity. Also enjoys travelling, especially city breaks worldwide.

Scotland: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

BTO Solicitors LLP handles secured and unsecured debt recoveries, as well as insolvency-related recoveries. Dorothy Hatfield has particular experience of matters involving fraud-related issues. The firm acts for clients including SMEs, registered social landlords, insolvency practitioners, banks and other financial institutions. In addition to handling Scottish recoveries work, the firm’s membership of Mackrell International (a network of international law firms) sees it regularly advise on matters with cross-border issues. Practice head Grant Hunter, solicitor advocate Tony Jones and senior solicitor Ross Campbell are representing Highland Wood Energy in litigation centred on Highland Council’s purported early termination of a biomass heating contract on the grounds of alleged material non-performance by the client. The client refutes the allegation, and seeks payment of more than £200,000 of unpaid invoices for fuel supplies. Other recommended individuals include David Young, who made partner in 2016, consultant Robin Macpherson, associate Kirsteen Maclean, and senior solicitors Ross Campbell and Jamie Reekie.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

BTO Solicitors LLP’s team advises on personal and corporate insolvency issues for directors, banks, insolvency practitioners and funders, as well as SMEs and larger corporates, among other clients. It undertakes a significant amount of non-contentious work, including Andrew Sleigh serving as lead adviser to Hamilton Brothers (Engineering) Limited on its pre-pack acquisition of a tractor distribution business. The firm also handles corporate restructures, as well as administration, sequestration and liquidation petitions. On the contentious side, the firm fields a number of practitioners with a wealth of experience of insolvency litigation, including Dorothy Hatfield, Grant Hunter, consultant Robin Macpherson and associate Kirsteen Maclean. Cases typically involve issues such as misfeasance, wrongful trading and disqualification issues. Alastair Dunn is often called upon by former directors to provide expert opinions on corporate matters that have been challenged by insolvency practitioners.

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