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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

David Young

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

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution, Recoveries, Property Litigation, Social Housing, Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery and Rural Business.

Position

Partner


David has a recognised technical ability in a range of areas combined with broad legal experience. Clients appreciate his sensible, determined and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. With a particular interest in property based litigation, David is consulted by clients in matters such as property damage, boundary disputes, commercial leasing, title obligations, and housing law (public and private sectors).

He has for a number of years acted for some of Scotland’s largest property factors such as LPM and Speirs Gumley. With his profile increasing in the sector, he is a regular speaker at the annual conference of The Property Managers’ Association Scotland.

Court actions he has managed include: a significant indemnity claim against a Lloyds of London Syndicate (>£900,000); an action in relation to commercial premises which went before the Supreme Court (ELB Securities Ltd v Alan Love & Prestwick Hotels Ltd [2015] CSIH 67); a £1.3 million claim against Network Rail for the unauthorised construction of a SUDS pond on a client’s land; and the defence of a claim by a tenant for damages of £550,000 due to an alleged breach of a lease of commercial premises.

David is also an integral part of BTO’s renowned social housing team through which he acts for a number of major registered social landlords who include The Clyde Valley Group, Argyll Community Housing Association and Kingdom Housing Association. Highly regarded by the Senior Management teams and housing officers they appreciate that they can delegate day to day case management to him.

Examples of recent work: pursuing actions for recovery of possession of property and ASBOs against tenants due to antisocial behaviour; pursuing actions for recovery of possession of properties due to various criminal convictions of either, the tenant, the tenant’s partner or a visitor to the property; assisting Argyll Community Housing Association on a review of their antisocial behaviour strategy including public consultation; providing advice on an RSLs rights of forcible entry to property requiring consideration of Equality Act 2010, SQHS, Human Rights Act 1998; providing guidance on the legislative changes to procedures regarding travelling persons sites; revising tenancy agreements; implementing mid-market rent procedure for subsidiary and advising on management agreement between subsidiary and RSL; seeking the appointment of a curator ad litem to enable a recovery action to be raised against an incapax tenant.

Career

Trained Russel & Aitken (2004 – 2006); Qualfied (2006); BTO Solicitors LLP (2006 - present). Made partner in 2016.

Languages

English.

Education

University of Aberdeen LLB (Hons); University of Dundee Dip LP; Notary Public

Leisure

Rugby: West of Scotland FC (Club Captain 2009-2011) and Scottish Lawyers’ XV.  Enjoys helping out on the family farm and forestry business.


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Next Generation Partners

David Young - BTO Solicitors LLP

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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Scotland: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Next Generation Partners

David Young - BTO Solicitors LLP

Within: Property litigation

BTO Solicitors LLP's client base consists of insurers, housebuilders, estate owners and property developers, who regularly retain the 'sharp' team led by Mark Morton to assist with contentious property contract matters, eviction and various damage claims, including those arising from compulsory purchase orders. David Young is recommended for various commercial property disputes.

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