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

Will Cole

Discipline: Dispute ResolutionPlanning

Position: Partner

Location: Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 222 2939

Download VCard


  Legal500 Logo - Recommended Lawyer

Will is a Partner in our Commercial Litigation team based in our Edinburgh office. He is an experienced commercial litigator with an exceptional range of expertise.  He specialises in helping clients develop and implement strategies for resolving complex issues, often with international aspects, across areas such as commercial contracts, real estate, competition law, corporate applications and tax through negotiation, court proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration. 

Will has the skills to deal with sensitive, business critical matters, and has acted in many significant pieces of commercial litigation for businesses, public and third sector organisations, and individuals.  Reported cases cover areas such as competition law, share purchase agreement warranties, unfair prejudice, insurance coverage, commercial contracts, and title conditions, including “the most important case on real burdens for many years”, according to Professors Gretton and Reid of the University of Edinburgh. 

Will previously acted on secondment as the Scottish FA’s first ever independent Compliance Officer, personally prosecuting numerous football disciplinary cases before independent tribunals.

Clients praise Will’s ability to cut though details and clearly explain the technicalities of disputes and procedure, as well as his personable, forthcoming and pragmatic approach.  He is also recommended in the Legal 500 for his thorough preparation of cases and his analysis of evidence. 

Will has a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Property Litigation Association.


“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:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


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