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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

At BTO Solicitors LLP, recently promoted partner Scott Wyper advised Scott Timber on its acquisition of a competitor. Jeremy Glen leads the team, which also includes Alastair Dunn, Andrew Sleigh and Gary Booth.

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Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing
Licensing - ranked: tier 2

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow, Edinburgh)

BTO Solicitors LLP’ β€˜strong team’ handles a range of licensing matters including initial applications and transfers of licences. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, which it advises on the licensing aspects of repossessions. Nicolas McBride leads the team, which includes Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF.

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Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Edinburgh)

BTO Solicitors LLP’s workload spans areas such as banking and finance, renewable energy and construction. Grant Hunter, Tony Jones and Ross Campbell are representing HWEnergy in a dispute with Highland Council over a biomass heating contract. Robin Macpherson joined from Brodies LLP in 2015.

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Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 2

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

Led by Grant Hunter, BTO Solicitors LLP’s team undertakes secured and unsecured recoveries work for clients such as American Express, Woolwich plc and Coface UK. Dorothy Hatfield is recommended, along with solicitor advocate Tony Jones. Robin Macpherson joined from Brodies LLP in 2015.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow, Edinburgh)

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Scotland: Human resources

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP’s work includes day-to-day advice, tribunal litigation and complex TUPE transfers. Caroline Carr heads the team, which includes the β€˜resilient, knowledgeable and supportive’ David Hoey. Clients include AG Barr and a number of individual executives.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 1

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP is β€˜top of the pile’ for HSE investigations, with a strong roster of manufacturing and construction clients. Claire Bone, who stands out for her β€˜invaluable knowledge of clients’ businesses’, advised a farm insured by NFU Mutual regarding a death in a grain silo, while Vikki Watt represented Aberdeenshire Council after a drowning on a school trip.

Leading individuals

Clare Bone - BTO Solicitors LLP

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Scotland: Insurance

Medical negligence: defender
Medical negligence: defender - ranked: tier 1

BTO Solicitors LLP (Edinburgh, Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP provides β€˜excellent and personalised service’ to clients including members of the Medical Protection Society, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and the Medical Defence Union. Work includes acting on cancer misdiagnosis and wrongful birth claims. Douglas Jessiman and Laura Donald lead the team.

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Personal injury: defender
Personal injury: defender - ranked: tier 1

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP β€˜goes the extra mile to get results for its clients’. The firm’s expertise includes motor collisions, employers’ liability matters and asbestos claims. Carly Forrest represented an insurer in a legally-novel appeal by a woman who saw the wreckage of her son’s fatal car crash. Practice head Stephen Bryceland β€˜has a very good awareness of what clients need’. Clients include Chubb Insurance and NFU Mutual.

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP primarily defends engineers, accountants, solicitors and advocates on behalf of insurers, but also undertakes some pursuer work. Alan Eadie heads the practice, which includes Ashley Mawby. Insurer clients include RSA, Aviva and AIG.

Leading individuals

Derek Allan - BTO Solicitors LLP

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Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP’s β€˜excellent and very professional’ team advises on charity constitutional matters, funding agreements and employment issues. Practice head Patrice Fabien advises Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Family Support.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 2

BTO Solicitors LLP (Edinburgh, Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP has β€˜a strong grounding in the various forms of ADR’. Key figures include Cath Karlin (who β€˜builds a great rapport with her clients’), Lesley Gordon (who is β€˜heavily committed to collaborative law’) and child law specialist Marjory Blair, who is β€˜razor sharp in catching the details’.

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Personal tax, trusts and executries
Personal tax, trusts and executries - ranked: tier 5

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP β€˜responds quickly with practical advice’. Recommended individuals include the β€˜experienced, compassionate and efficient’ Neil Headrick, and Roddy Harrison, who advises on a range of inheritance tax matters.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)
Energy (excluding oil and gas) - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP handles equity fundraising for developers, project finance for funders and borrowers, joint ventures and site acquisitions. It undertakes a significant amount of work for Triodos Bank and, in 2015, assisted the client with its Β£14m funding of a three-turbine wind farm being developed as a joint venture between a housing association and Community Energy Scotland. Nicolas McBride and Jeremy Glen lead the team, which β€˜combines good legal advice with commercial reality’.

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Scotland: Public sector

Education
Education - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP advises colleges, schools and leading educators on employment and discrimination matters. David Hoey is singled out for his track record on Equality Act matters.

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Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

Commercial property: leisure and hospitality - ranked: tier 1

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

Commercial property: retail occupiers - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

Alan Borthwick and David Gibson head BTO Solicitors LLP’s team, which advises charities, retailers, housebuilders, commercial developers and other clients. Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF, has 25 years’ experience acting for clients in the hospitality and retail sectors.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP’ Tony Jones and recently promoted partner David Young are representing ELB Securities at the Supreme Court in a high-profile case that addresses the effect of a company’s dissolution (and subsequent restoration to the register) on the status of property it once owned. Mark Morton heads the practice, which undertakes a significant amount of work for insurers such as RSA, NFU Mutual and Brit Insurance. Robin Macpherson joined from Brodies LLP in 2015.

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Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 2

BTO Solicitors LLP (Edinburgh)

BTO Solicitors LLP’s team acts for a significant number of registered social landlords, including Clyde Valley Housing Association, Berwickshire Housing Association and Parkhead Housing Association. In a recent highlight, it advised Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership on the sale of properties earmarked for disposal under the New Supply Shared Equity scheme. Patrice Fabien, Karen Brodie and Marion Davis are β€˜knowledgeable and personable’.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP advises on commercialisation agreements and design rights litigation. Paul Motion represented The Door Company in a web domain dispute.

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

BTO Solicitors LLP (Edinburgh)

At BTO Solicitors LLPPaul Motion advises claimants on defamation matters regarding social and traditional media, as well as on press regulation issues.

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Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 2

BTO Solicitors LLP (Glasgow)

BTO Solicitors LLP’s work includes regulatory matters, event hosting agreements and governance-related issues. Andrew Sleigh advised on the merger of the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association. Other clients include the Scottish Football Association.

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