bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

  • "really fights your corner..."
    "really fights your corner..." Chambers UK
  • "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach."
    "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach." Chambers UK
  • "really adaptable and innovative approach"
    "really adaptable and innovative approach" Chambers UK
  • "technical mastery (and) commercial realism ...differentiate bto from the competition.”
    "technical mastery (and) commercial realism ...differentiate bto from the competition.” Longstanding bto client
  • "The culture in the firm is second to none and all the solicitors have the highest regard for client service.”
    "The culture in the firm is second to none and all the solicitors have the highest regard for client service.” Legal 500
  • "highly experienced and knowledgeable"
    "highly experienced and knowledgeable" Legal 500
  • "professional and confidence-inspiring."
    "professional and confidence-inspiring." Legal 500
  • "Meticulous, calm and authoritative"
    "Meticulous, calm and authoritative" Chambers UK
  • "prompt, efficient and courteous service"
    "prompt, efficient and courteous service" Legal 500
  • "excellent blend of experience, technical nous and commercial sense"
    "excellent blend of experience, technical nous and commercial sense" Legal 500
  • "thorough and logical thinking"
    "thorough and logical thinking" Chambers UK
  • "superb" "fantastic grasp of detail"
    "superb" "fantastic grasp of detail" Chambers UK

Welcome to bto solicitors

bto is an independent Scottish Law firm with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

You will receive a premier service from our experienced team which caters for the Scots law needs of organisations in the private and public sectors and for individuals. We also provide access to international legal advice through Mackrell International – a global network of independent commercial law firms located in over 60 countries.

We make it our business to know and thoroughly understand your business and personal legal requirements so that we can provide tailored advice and the results you need.

Clients range from major insurers to the main medical defence organisations, commercial businesses, housebuilders, established manufacturers, well known retailers, financial institutions, public sector organisations and individuals. Clients welcome our reliability, value for money and transparency.


Types of work undertaken: Commercial and insurance-related litigation, corporate, commercial and residential property and services for individuals. Niche teams include: ADVantage advocacy service, banking, construction and engineering, data protection defence, disease claims, employment, family law, health and safety, insolvency, recoveries, regeneration, renewable energy, rural business, technology and IP, third sector, social housing and online reputation protection.


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    • 19th
    • Dec

    Holiday pay – government acts to head off flood of backdated claims

    Our previous updates in relation to holiday pay highlighted the recent litigation concerning the way holiday pay should be calculated. Going forward, it is clear that holiday pay (for at least 4 weeks per year) should reflect a “normal” week’s pay and therefore should include overtime pay (certainly where overtime is mandatory, and probably if it is voluntary) as well as other payments and allowances that are directly linked to the work done under the contract.

    • 4th
    • Dec

    bto solicitors supports STRETCHED WINGS TOWARDS THE SOUTH

    bto solicitors has announced the launch of virtual exhibition STRETCHED WINGS TOWARDS THE SOUTH, an online exhibition of the flags from the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, his last expedition to Antarctica. These flags tell the story of the countries and people that participated - of their 'hardihood, endurance and courage'. It is often known as the Terra Nova Expedition after the name of their ship.

    • 28th
    • Nov

    Baking & Eating...for Charity

    bto's Glasgow and Edinburgh offices raised a grand total of £1,562.52 at our recent charity bake sale for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

    • 24th
    • Nov

    Divorce hurting workplaces in Scotland

    9% locally have had to leave jobs after a split, or have a colleague who has; 15% have seen workplace hit by sick leave following stress of break-up; 14% say separation or divorce had a negative impact on productivity.

    • 5th
    • Feb

    Good Practice in Dealing with Construction Claims

    Jilly Petrie, Associate, will discuss good practice when handling construction claims and provide some helpful tips based upon lessons learned from previous cases.

    • 5th
    • Mar

    Update on Psychiatric Claims

    In this seminar we discuss how the new categorisation of diagnoses adopted by DSM V is being used by the medical profession and the significance of the new categorisation when considering claims involving psychiatric injury. In addition we provide an overview of the way the courts in Scotland approach the difference between a primary and secondary victim when considering a claim for psychiatric injury.

    • 23rd
    • Apr

    Health and Safety Law Update

    Clare Bone, Partner and Criminal Solicitor Advocate, and Vikki Watt, Partner & Solicitor Advocate, will provide an overview of this year’s significant Fatal Cases and Fatal Accident Inquiries.

    • 14th
    • May

    Contribution Best Practice for Preserving Rights of Recovery

    Angus Crawford, Partner, will again use his experience as a dual qualified solicitor to discuss the best practice for preserving rights of recovery and also provide a comparison between Scottish and English law in this area.

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact bto


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+00 44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+00 44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+00 44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+00 44 (0)131 222 2949