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Karyn is our head of infrastructure and a partner in our corporate and commercial team. She has nearly 30 years’ construction industry experience and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Construction Law. She also heads up the International Sector of the Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group, which plays a vital role in shaping the country’s economic ambitions.

Karyn is also called to the New York Bar qualified and she is a qualified mediator. She is on the Board, Consultative Committee and drafting team of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee and is also the Scottish Panel adviser for the Scottish Contractors Group, The National Federation of Roofing Contractors and the National Association of Shopfitters, among others.

Spearheading major projects for local authorities and the private sector, Karyn’s involvement encompasses complex strategic procurement and numerous project issues. In recognition of her major contribution to the industry, Karyn was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland in 2013.

Remarkably, Karyn finds time for many interesting pursuits beyond her demanding career. She loves travelling and frequently visits India, from where she imports jewellery. She has also written, produced and acted [badly!] in a Bollywood movie that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. This venture raised significant funds for Lifeline Express, an Indian charity that transforms the lives of vulnerable people with limited access to healthcare by transporting surgeons to remote parts of the country by train.

Accreditations & Awards


Karyn Watt is noted as ‘very able’ and possessing ‘good knowledge in the transport field’.

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