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

    • 24th
    • Aug

    BSI publishes new people management standard

    BSI, the business standards company, has published the management system standard ‘BS 76000 Human resource - Valuing people- Management system - Requirements and guidance’. The new standard is based on the premise that people are inherently valuable – they are an organization’s biggest asset and should be treated as such.

    • 14th
    • Aug

    Do fake reviews and online customer rants ‘in-Fringe’ the law?

    bto returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to spotlight online reviews. Leading independent Scottish law firm bto solicitors will take to the stage again at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, for the sixth consecutive year.

    • 16th
    • Jul

    New IoD Chair takes over Glasgow and the West at exciting time of growth

    David Hoey, a partner and accredited employment law specialist, with bto solicitors, has been appointed as the Chairman of the IoD for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. He succeeds Laura Gordon, who has been Chair for the past four years, and under whose stewardship the IoD in the West has grown by over 20%.

    • 6th
    • Jul

    bto appointed as Fife Council data protection training provider

    The Data Protection Defence Team from bto solicitors (Paul Motion, Lindsay Urquhart, Laura Irvine) is providing data protection training to Fife Council following a competitive tender process. The tender specified a requirement to train Council staff handling sensitive personal data.

“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