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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

Cath, based in Edinburgh, is an 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 wealth of experience in all areas of family law’ and is particularly well versed in dealing with financial provision and child law cases. The firm is singled out for its expertise in complex international child custody cases, including adoption and surrogacy matters. ‘Tenacious’ team head Cath Karlin provides ‘straightforward advice’ and attracts praise for her ‘substantial experience in public child law cases; she is a safe pair of hands in financial provision matters’. She acted for a client in a child abduction case, and handled a number of surrogacy petitions. Lesley Gordon (a ‘thorough, well-prepared and tough negotiator’) advised a client on sexual offence matters, and assisted another individual with financial provision and contentious child residence issues. ‘Extremely helpful and competent’ associate Marjory Blair is also recommended.

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