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BTO Solicitors has announced that Laura Salmond has been accredited as an employment law specialist by The Law Society of Scotland.

Laura Salmond

Laura’s achievement brings BTO’s total number of accredited specialists in employment law to three, as her fellow partners Caroline Carr and Jacqueline McCluskey have already held this qualification for 20 years and 10 years respectively.

Laura has a loyal client following and is instructed by a broad range of public and private sector clients and senior executive employees on all aspects of the employment relationship. She is particularly experienced in advising and representing trade union and federation members.

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BTO’s employment team receives instructions from some of the world’s largest insurers, instructed to represent the interests of their insured business clients in Employment Tribunal claims. Moreover, having established a specialism in the healthcare sector, the team was involved in one of the highest profile Employment Tribunal cases in Scotland recently, involving many complexities and Scottish Government intervention.

Scott Easton

Laura said: “I wanted to attain accredited specialist status for my clients. I am very pleased that they will have this assurance that they are receiving first class, pragmatic, commercially sound advice at all times and particularly in more complex cases.”

Global property development and investment firm, Osborne+Co, has appointed two new team members in a strategic move as the firm reinforces its commitment to investment in Scotland.

Scott Easton joins the company as development manager following six years at Core Five LLP where he successfully delivered cost management and procurement services across a broad range of complex projects.

Gary McIlwraith has been appointed as deputy project director following a four-year stint at Unite Students where he held the position of development manager, taking numerous student accommodation projects from conception to completion. Gary and Scott will work together to ensure the smooth delivery of the Met Tower project in Glasgow which secured planning consent at the beginning of this year.

Gary McIlwraith
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