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.

bto solicitors - Chambers UK Top Ranked Firm bto solicitors - Legal 500 Top Tier Firm

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:

Please see bto’s latest News and find out about our future Events.

Latest Tweets

    • 5th
    • Feb

    Good Practice in Dealing with Construction Claims

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

    • 12th
    • Feb

    NEC3 v. SBCC Seminar - FULLY BOOKED

    Sorry this seminar is now Fully Booked. bto is hosting a “conversation” between Project Manager Ian Mackay, Director at CNS Planning, and Accredited Construction Law Specialist Ann O’Connell to explore typical issues raised during a construction project.

    • 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.

    • 17th
    • Mar

    Employment HR and Data Protection: What do you need to know? (Glasgow)

    Employers process personal data on a daily basis, but how often do they think about the legal implications of this? This practical session will involve bto’s employment law team and our expert in data protection law and practice. The seminar will consider the main areas of data protection law that are relevant for employers and how these should be managed on a day to day basis.

“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