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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Latest Tweets

    • 1st
    • Oct

    BIM: Where are we now?

    BIM marks a significant sea change in the construction industry and one which organisations need to implement in a short space of time to meet public sector and, increasingly, private sector requirements. Partnering and collaborative working initiatives were optional. Many BIM projects will be mandatory and the use of BIM will grow until it becomes the industry norm. At some point you will need to choose if you are in the BIM sector or not.

    • 2nd
    • Oct

    How to deal with ICO investigations following a data breach?

    Data Protection Lawyers Paul Motion and Laura Irvine, who appeared as counsel at the only successful UK appeal against a MPN imposed for breaching the DPA, will provide an insight into how the MPN regime works, how best to deal with an ICO investigation, and when you should appeal!

    • 23rd
    • Oct

    Employment Law Update 2014 part 1: The main changes in the law

    2014 has seen a number of new legislative changes that all employers need to know about, and some other issues that have become talking points in the press. Our seminar will cover flexible working for all employees, ACAS early conciliation, employer penalties in Employment Tribunals, TUPE 2014, zero hours contracts, and shared parental leave.

    • 27th
    • Nov

    Employment Law Update 2014 part 2: Top 20 cases

    Employers need to be aware of the relevant employment law cases which may impact on their business. This seminar will focus on the top 20 (or so) cases to remember from 2014, including developments in the areas of discrimination, unfair dismissal, holiday pay, restrictive covenants, TUPE and contracts of employment.

“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