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BTO Solicitors LLP

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable expertise both in complex children work and high net worth financial provisions concerning both married and cohabiting couples. Active in alternative dispute resolution and has also acted on significant litigation in the Court of Session and the sheriff court. A number of dual-qualified lawyers means the team is well placed to advise on cross-border matters. Often acts on matters involving complex business structures, farming assets and property issues. Further expertise in issues around fertility and surrogacy.

Strengths

"The team is really strong and exemplifies a will to share knowledge," says a client, adding: "The lawyers are efficient with their time and good at communication."

Notable practitioners

Debbie Reekie is a senior associate who specialises in family law, advising on both the financial and child-related aspects of divorce and separation. She is a solicitor advocate as well as a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator.
"Debbie is an extremely talented lawyer who is collaborative but also knows how to litigate." "Debbie was amazing to work with at a very difficult time. She made me feel at ease, fully explained everything we were going through and was always encouraging and positive. She was always defending my best interests." "She definitely knows her area of the law and is firm but fair when it comes to negotiating."

Lesley Gordon has a great deal of experience in handling highly contested and complex financial provision matters, including disputes between divorcing and cohabiting couples. She also advises on matters concerning fertility and surrogacy.
"She is really good with clients, offers a detailed approach and is hands-on when it comes to cases." "During difficult situations she was very calm and always put us at ease. She was empathetic, exceptionally well organised, and was up to speed with everything." "Lesley is firm, fair and practical and tries to get the best deal for her clients."

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Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Debbie Reekie
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Lesley Gordon
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