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BTO Solicitors LLP

Work 0141 221 8012
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Edinburgh, Glasgow

Alastair Dunn

Work 0141 221 8012
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate, third sector.



Alastair’s practice covers all aspects of company and contract law as well as public sector, third sector and project work. Within his general corporate practice, which covers the full range of acquisitions, disposals, investments and banking work, Alastair specialises in corporate disputes, forensics and insolvency. Alastair acts for a range of well-established clients including national and international organisations, owner-managed companies, entrepreneurs, funders, shareholder groups and investors.  Recent instructions include sale of a utilities group; project, development and collaboration agreements and consultancy contracts.


Trained MacRoberts; qualified 1990; partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2001. Assistant, Biggart Baillie; assistant, Maclay Murray & Spens; assistant, Semple Fraser; Partner, Macdonald Henderson. Current directorships: EB Scotland Limited.


Boclair Academy, Bearsden; Glasgow University (1988 LLB (Hons)).


Music, theatre and travel.

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

BTO Solicitors LLP’s broad client base includes housebuilders, funders, entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses and national/international businesses. In addition to assisting with funding transactions and organisational restructurings, the firm also handles acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures and investment agreements, among other matters. Jeremy Glen leads the team, which is ‘realistic in its timescales and always provides value for money’. Singled out for particular client praise is the ‘very pragmaticAndrew Sleigh, who acted for Cooper Cromar Group (a vehicle used by the management team) in the MBO of Cooper Cromar Limited. Gary Booth handles a variety of matters for clients in the SME sector, including share and business purchases or sales, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts. Scott Wyper, who made partner in 2016, draws work from a wide range of sectors, with a particular specialism in renewable energy transactions. Alastair Dunn is another key individual.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

BTO Solicitors LLP’s team advises on personal and corporate insolvency issues for directors, banks, insolvency practitioners and funders, as well as SMEs and larger corporates, among other clients. It undertakes a significant amount of non-contentious work, including Andrew Sleigh serving as lead adviser to Hamilton Brothers (Engineering) Limited on its pre-pack acquisition of a tractor distribution business. The firm also handles corporate restructures, as well as administration, sequestration and liquidation petitions. On the contentious side, the firm fields a number of practitioners with a wealth of experience of insolvency litigation, including Dorothy Hatfield, Grant Hunter, consultant Robin Macpherson and associate Kirsteen Maclean. Cases typically involve issues such as misfeasance, wrongful trading and disqualification issues. Alastair Dunn is often called upon by former directors to provide expert opinions on corporate matters that have been challenged by insolvency practitioners.

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