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


BTO’s retail team takes a holistic approach to meeting the needs of our UK and international retail clients. 

Let us reduce your risks with our tailored package of retail services and costs.

While purchasing or leasing property is fundamental to a retailer, there are other critical factors to be addressed.  These include:

  • the initial raising of finance to get you started
  • knowing your intellectual property rights
  • avoiding trade mark infringements
  • decisions on how to structure your business
  • staff issues and
  • the health and safety of your employees and customers.

BTO’s retail team can assist in all of these areas.

If you want to make the transition from a shop based retailer to a web based business, we can help.  Equally, if you wish to expand abroad, we have connections with legal specialists in Europe and the US who will provide you with local expertise without charging global firm fee rates.

In the unfortunate situation where a product is found to be defective, one of our partners is a criminal solicitor advocate with experience in trading standards’ prosecutions.

Our large portfolio of retail clients means that we are sensitive to the issues that face retailers, whether on high streets, in shopping centres, in retail parks, in outlet centres or on the web. Our lawyers understand the retail business, not just shop leases.

Contact: Jane Steel, Partner T. 0141 221 8012


“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