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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

Marieclaire Reid

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

Work Department

Property, Real Estate, Commercial

Position

Associate

Experienced in a full range of transactions including acquisition and disposal of development land and buildings, site assembly work, property investment, conveyancing aspects of corporate transactions, security work, RSL work and property related contracts, commercial leasing, retail, wind and hydro renewables projects (for both developers and funders).

Her experience involves dealings with development sites, investment portfolios, industrial estates, hotels and multi-let office buildings to high street retail units and shopping centres. Clients include: RSLs, funders, developers, charities and retail clients include global sport brand and beauty brand and a UK luxury accessories brand for transactions in Scotland.

Career

Trained Maclay Murray & Spens, qualified 1998; Maclay Murray and Spens solicitor (1998 - 2003); McClure Naismith solicitor (2003 - 2007); BTO Solicitors LLP, solicitor and associate (2007- present).

Education

Glasgow University  LLB Hons Dip LP (1998)

Leisure

Horseriding, travel, gardening.


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

BTO Solicitors LLP has a strong track record in community-driven renewable energy projects, and with advising landowners on the diversification of landed estates in wind and hydro developments. David Gibson is acting for Luss Estates Company as the landowner in the construction of an innovative new community hydro scheme. In addition, Scott Wyper, team head Nicolas McBride, Emma Barclay and Marieclaire Reid are advising Triodos Bank on the refinancing of an operational single turbine community wind farm. They also recently assisted the same client with financing the development of a three turbine wind farm, which is being developed as a joint venture between housing association Fyne Homes and Community Energy Scotland. Other specialisms of the team include projects involving solar, energy from waste and biomass. Jeremy Glen is recommended for his project finance expertise, and also his knowledge of the commercial and contractual aspects of renewable energy deals. Alan Borthwick is another key figure.

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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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