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

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 the Mackrell International global network.

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.

Contact: bto Glasgow 0141 221 8012   |   bto Edinburgh 0131 222 2939

Latest Tweets

    • 9th
    • Feb

    Modern Slavery Act 2015 – How does this affect our business?

    Does your business supply goods and services? Does it have an annual turnover of £36m or more (including turnover of any subsidiaries whether operating in the UK or abroad)? If so, then you need to produce a ‘Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement’ for each financial year to comply with the Transparency in Supply Chains provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

    • 15th
    • Jan

    Procurement Reform in Scotland – Update, January 2016

    New rules on public procurement in Scotland will take effect in April 2016. Public bodies (“contracting authorities”) and those who tender for public contracts should be getting up to speed with the changes now.

    • 14th
    • Jan

    Summary Decree and the Use of Criminal Convictions in Civil Proceedings

    To decree, or not to decree, that is…or was…the question recently answered by the Court of Session when ruling on a motion for summary decree brought by Pursuers in a fatal case in which the Defenders had previously been found guilty of a criminal offence related to the fatality.

    • 11th
    • Jan

    New Regulations on zero hours contracts in force today

    Over the course of 2015 one of the employment law “hot topics” was zero hours contracts, and Regulations were brought in prohibiting any clause in a zero hours contract which states that a worker could not work elsewhere (an exclusivity clause).

    • 10th
    • Mar

    Gone Fishing: The use of Data Protection Subject Access Requests by claimants

    Claimants’ solicitors are increasingly trying to use the Subject Access Right which individuals have under the Data Protection Act 1998 as a cheap and unregulated pre-litigation alternative to court-regulated document discovery processes. bto's Data Protection Defence Team would like to share their views on this practice which can be hugely expensive and time consuming for data controllers.

“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