Geographical Regions Covered:
One Edinburgh Quay
48 St Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5HS
Contact: Cath Karlin
Telephone: 0131 222 2937
Fax: 0131 222 2949
Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Special Initial Interview Offer:
Head of Family team:
Family Team Members:
Family Law Association Members:
Accredited Areas of Expertise:
- Financial arrangements on separation, divorce and dissolution
- Arrangements for children including Residence and Contact
- Pre nuptial agreements and pre civil partnership agreements
- Cohabitation Agreements
- International aspects
- Child Abduction
- Disputes between people who co habit
- Collaborative Law
- Representing Children
- Legal Guardianship
Core areas: family law, private client including: tax planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and residential property.
The "culture in the firm is second to none and all the solicitors have the highest regard for client service". (The Legal 500). bto "...really fights your corner, but at a far fairer price than many other Scottish firms." (Chambers UK).
bto is an independent Scottish Law firm with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our experienced teams advise on personal matters, corporate and commercial law and commercial and insurance-related litigation.
Specialised areas are served by niche teams including: banking, construction and engineering, education, employment, health and safety, occupational illness, regeneration, renewable energy, rural business, technology and IP, third sector, social housing and ADVantage advocacy service (civil and criminal). Clients include individuals, family owned businesses, plcs and financial institutions.
In the most recent edition of The Legal 500 Directory, bto maintained its band 1 rankings in six practice areas including Commercial Property (Leisure & Hospitality), Health & Safety, Medical Negligence (defender), Personal Injury (defender), Professional Negligence and Social Housing.
Cath Karlin of bto's family law team is described by Chambers UK as a "leading individual" who is "focused and driven" and "at the forefront of collaborative work in Scotland." She is praised by The Legal 500 for her "down-to-earth approach" and being "very good with clients."
Cath Karlin's top tips for a good divorce are:
Get out of an unworkable relationship sooner rather than later.
Keep the lines of communication open.
Don’t use your children as pawns. Listen to them. Don’t denigrate the other parent however tempting. Attend parenting after parting classes to learn more about managing children through a separation/divorce.
Seek professional help as soon as you can. Often with the right kind of creative advice you will be able to move on and be happy.
Don’t believe all that you hear. You can divorce well.
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