bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Alan Borthwick

Discipline: Property and Real EstateHouse BuildersRegenerationRenewable EnergyRural Business

Position: Partner

Location: Glasgow Office


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Partner and BTO Chairman, Alan Borthwick acts for a wide variety of companies, institutions, investors and developers with commercial property interests. He advises on investment acquisitions and sales, leasing and development work, site assembly and general portfolio management.

Alan also acts for residential housing developers, advising on option agreements, site assembly and disposal transactions. He gives added value as a provider of sound business, as well as legal, advice.

He advises several charities and not-for-profit organisations on various aspects of their business and being on the board/management committee of a number of them equips him with an invaluable understanding of the issues facing such organisations today.

External Appointments

Trustee of the following charities: The Baird Trust and Sir J D Pollock’s Trust; past board and executive committee member of Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) (1993 – 2005); past Council Member of the Law Society of Scotland (1995 – 1998).

After Hours

Skiing, swimming and bad golf.

“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