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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

Robin Macpherson

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Advocacy; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Position

Consultant

Robin Macpherson is a solicitor advocate with over 30 years’ experience spanning most aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Described as “excellent” and “extremely commercial in his thinking”

Experienced in property litigation, contract, professional liability, insolvency and general commercial litigation, Robin has acted in a range of high value disputes representing national and global clients in sheriff courts, the Court of Session (both as solicitor and as solicitor advocate) and at various tribunals and hearings.

Clients value Robin’s commercial approach to dispute resolution and have confidence in his handling of difficult litigation.

Robin has been rated as an expert in commercial litigation, professional liability, insolvency and property litigation in the legal 500 over the past decade. He has longstanding experience of the commercial court of the Court of Session and is praised for “his ability to grasp the crux of an argument”.

Career

Litigation Partner, Robson McLean WS (Aug 1987-Sep 2001) Partner and Head of Corporate Litigation, Brodies LLP (Oct 2001-Oct 2014) Consultant and Solicitor Advocate, BTO Solicitors LLP (Jun 2015-Present)

Languages

English

Member

Law Society Guarantee Fund Committee; ARDL (Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers); PNLA (Professional Negligence Lawyers Association) and Society of Solicitor Advocates.

Formerly a member of the law society civil justice committee and the Court of Session rules council.

Education

LLB (1980), DIPLP (1981), WS (1989), NP (1983), Solicitor Advocate (1997)

Leisure

Family, stock market, golf, skiing and most sports.


Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Dispute resolution is a major area of focus at BTO Solicitors LLP, whose high quality team fields 20 solicitor advocates. Robin Macpherson assisted Aikengall Community Wind Company Limited as the pursuer with settling a dispute with Storey Construction and AL Daines that had arisen over the construction of a 16 turbine wind farm. Jones QC and Jilly Petrie are representing AIG Insurance and the M74 Interlink Joint Venture in a high-profile land contamination claim brought by Esso. Dorothy Hatfield and others are representing Dooneen Limited t/a McGinness Associates in a potentially groundbreaking UK Supreme Court test case, which concerns the entitlement to PPI awards where there has been an intervening insolvency of the claimant. Paul Motion  acted for Trump International Golf Links Scotland in cases concerning derogatory material published on Facebook, as well as US and UK news outlets, and also worked with Laura Irvine to represent the same client in a data protection matter. David Young is particularly active in property litigation, including cases involving property damage and commercial leasing. Angus Crawford's wide-ranging expertise includes cases related to oil and gas, environment, construction and contractual disputes. Grant Hunter leads the team with Jones QC. Bill Speirs, Mark Morton and Sandra Cassells are other key figures. Tony Jones QC joined Brodies LLP.

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Scotland: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

BTO Solicitors LLP, which fields six solicitor advocates, undertakes a comprehensive range of property disputes for insurance companies, property developers, property managers, registered social landlords and housebuilders, among others. David Young was the lead adviser to ELB Securities Limited (the owner of commercial premises on Buchanan Street in Glasgow) on a case which is the leading authority on the status of property disclaimed by the Crown during a time when a company has been struck off the register of companies. Bill Speirs, Jilly Petrie and others are acting for a large insurance company in a claim by William Grant & Sons, which arose from the collapse of the roofs of its warehouses as a result of heavy snowfalls in 2009 and 2010. Grant Hunter and Graeme Kelly are advising Pendragon Plc on a compensation claim at the Lands Tribunal, which relates to a CPO by Glasgow City Council to build a link road though the client's commercial premises in the east end of Glasgow. Mark Morton leads the team, which also includes consultant Robin Macpherson and Angus Crawford. Associates Mark McCluskie, Michael Collins and Jamie Reekie are also recommended. Tony Jones QC departed for Brodies LLP.

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