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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Cath Karlin

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Family

Position

Partner

Accredited family law specialist and pioneer for positive changes in family law. Specialises in complex child cases and separation/divorce, often with an international element. A trained mediator, arbitrator and collaborative professional, committed to resolving family disputes with dignity and respect. Has worked on numerous significant cases with values up to £60 million. Extensive expertise in all dispute resolution models from Court of Session and Sheriff Court litigation to arbitration, negotiated mediation and collaborative practice. A founder member of the Collaborative movement in Scotland.

Career

Partner BTO Solicitors LLP (2011 - present); HBJ Gateley Wareing (2005 – 2011); International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners (2004 – 2010); Anderson Strathern (1996 - 2005); McKay Norwell (1993-1996); Yuill & Kyle (1991 – 1993).

Instrumental in bringing Parenting after Parting to Scotland and co-edited the legal section of the leading book in this field; Co-editor of Family Law Bulletin. Numerous press articles/ radio TV appearances on Family law related issues.

Languages

Conversational German.

Member

The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; The Scottish Family Law Association and Resolution in England; Family Law Arbitrators Scotland; Treasurer of Consensus Collaboration Scotland. Secretary of the European Academy of Collaborative Professionals (ENCP).

Education

Glasgow University, LLB Hons (1990), Dip LP (1991).

Leisure

Travel, art and literature.


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Family

BTO Solicitors LLP has ‘a strong grounding in the various forms of ADR’. Key figures include Cath Karlin (who ‘builds a great rapport with her clients’), Lesley Gordon (who is ‘heavily committed to collaborative law’) and child law specialist Marjory Blair, who is ‘razor sharp in catching the details’.

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