BTO Solicitors announces major leadership changes

BTO Solicitors announces major leadership changes

Grant Hunter and Caroline Carr

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of a new managing partner and chair.

The firm’s new management board, comprising Grant Hunter and Caroline Carr, as managing partner and chair respectively, together with partner Lesley Gordon and chief operating officer David Walker, marks a significant stride in the firm’s restructured management.

Mr Hunter has successfully headed the firm’s dispute resolution department for seven years and has served on BTO’s former executive board since 2018. He now assumes overall responsibility for the firm’s strategic and operational performance with the aim of driving the positive development of the firm’s vision, culture and strategy.

Mr Hunter said: “I look forward to leading a positive new era for BTO, ensuring the continued and enhanced delivery of quality legal services to our clients.

“Our restructured management board is fully committed to providing clear, decisive leadership and direction, supporting the training and development of our people, driving sustainable, profitable growth across the business and adding new clients and top-tier legal talent to the firm.”

Supporting Mr Hunter at the helm of BTO, Ms Carr assumes the role of chair. Having performed senior internal roles for over a decade, whilst successfully leading an employment team which has expanded significantly, she will retain a client facing role whilst also undertaking firm-wide leadership responsibilities.

Ms Carr shared her excitement, saying: “It gives me great pleasure to take on the role of Chair of BTO. Having been present during various pivotal moments in our firm’s history, I am excited and energised to contribute to this next stage in its evolution.

“Our new Board will encourage contribution and collaboration across the firm.

“I am committed to playing an important role in shaping the firm’s strategic direction over the coming years, leveraging my commercial experience gained over many years as an employment lawyer, to promote our corporate identity, nurture our talent and inspire BTO and our colleagues to reach their full potential.”

Mr Hunter emphasised the importance of ensuring the firm’s continued success, remarking: “Caroline and I recognise that the whole firm needs to work together to ensure our continued success.

“Our shared vision is to maintain BTO as one of Scotland’s premier legal firms characterised by a distinctive, progressive and positive culture focusing on sustainable and profitable growth.”

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