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


Planning implications arise in many property deals.

We have broad experience of planning law, in particular concerning development projects. We have been involved in applications for planning permission and acted for objectors to applications and appellants. We have experience with compulsory purchase and compensation; private legislation (e.g. in relation to major transport infrastructure); procurement issues; renewable energy; urban regeneration and planning enforcement. 

We have negotiated numerous Section 75 Agreements and Section 69 Agreements, some of which have been very complex, covering large projects that are to be developed over a period of years.  Where appropriate, we work for our clients in partnership with the relevant planning authority.  

In planning appeals, we have made representations both by written submission and to public inquiries. We have also advised clients who have made representations to such inquiries. We have a number of Solicitor Advocates whose expertise can be invaluable in such situations.

Our team gives sound, commercially-minded legal advice and will work with members of your professional team to ensure that your deal is structured properly.

Contact: Marion Davis, Senior Associate

“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