bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Michael Kitson

Discipline: Dispute ResolutionConstruction and EngineeringSocial Housing

Position: Senior Associate

Location: Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 222 2939


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Michael is a Senior Associate with more than 10 years’ experience specialising in non-contentious construction matters for a wide range of public and private sector clients, including developers, funders, contractors and end users.  

He is an experienced lawyer and provides pragmatic and technically excellent advice on a wide range of non-contentious issues.  Principally he supports real estate and property finance transactions – managing the interrelationship between construction and development / finance documents, advising on procurement routes and drafting, negotiating and reporting on construction packages – but he also advises main contractors on the terms of their contracts and sub-contracts. 

He has provided advice across a broad range of sectors; retail, office, hospitality, industrial / distribution, student accommodation, residential and infrastructure projects. This wide-ranging portfolio of work – which includes a spell working in-house with one of the UK largest and most active social housing groups – gives Michael a broad perspective and sector knowledge.  When combined with his technical skills, he has the tools to both foresee potential issues and propose potential solutions to mitigate the risk of them arising.

As you would expect, Michael has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating the standard form contracts typically used in the industry (such as the JCT, SBCC and NEC forms).  He always aims to transfer that knowledge into readily accessible advice and has delivered training sessions on those contract forms (and others) for various clients and colleagues.

Michael holds a Masters degree in Construction Law.

“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