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Leading Litigator boosts Advocacy team at bto

29 June 2015

One of Scotland’s most experienced litigation practitioners, solicitor advocate Robin Macpherson, has joined leading independent Scottish law firm bto solicitors.

Leading Litigator boosts Advocacy team at bto
Photo from left to right: Tony JonesRobin Macpherson and Paul Motion

Robin will be based in Edinburgh, working closely with partners Tony Jones and Paul Motion, and will play an active role in further developing the commercial dispute resolution side of the practice.

Robin has over 30 years’ of dispute resolution experience, spanning most aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Specialising in property, 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.

Alan Borthwick, chairman of bto solicitors, said: “At bto we have one of Scotland’s largest and strongest litigation practices, and Robin’s appointment reinforces that breadth and depth of talent. Robin also joins our solicitor advocacy team which now offers the services of 13 solicitor advocates to our clients.

“We are pleased to have secured the appointment of someone as experienced as Robin and to be able to offer his expertise to our clients. We are in the midst of an exciting phase for the firm and Robin’s appointment has come at the right time to build on these successes and progress the team even further. I am sure that he will play an important part in the continued growth of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team.”

Commenting on his new appointment with bto, Robin Macpherson added: “I am delighted to be joining bto. I am very aware of the high quality of advice as well as the very good value that bto solicitors provides to clients. I look forward to adding my own experience to the team’s collective skills for the benefit of those clients.”

Robin has been rated as an expert in commercial litigation, professional liability, insolvency and real estate litigation in the Legal 500 and Chambers’ legal directories over the past ten plus years, and is accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of Scotland in both insolvency law and professional liability. He also has longstanding experience of the Commercial Court of the Court of Session.


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