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Real estate, property/commercial.
One of the most experienced commercial property practitioners in the Scottish market and highly regarded among his many clients who value his depth of experience, commercial advice and polymath skills across an impressive range of sectors. Sought after by clients in complex corporate related structures, public/private JVs, development projects, infrastructure and renewable energy schemes. Client base straddles property and corporate markets, reflecting background in corporate work. Advises many national and multi-national companies, estates, charities, funders, public sector bodies, SMEs and others including eg Luss Estates Company, United Biscuits, Stena Line Group, TUI Group, Delta Electronics, Calor Gas, Isle of Man Distillers, The Architectural Heritage Fund, Cart Corridor Joint Venture Company Limited, Clic Sargent and RNLI. Heads the firm’s multi discipline Marine and Ports Group and lead partner in Rural Business and Renewable Energy Units.
Trained W & J Burness WS; qualified 1986, partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2011. Partner W&J Burness WS/Burness LLP (1990-2011); partner BTO Solicitors LLP (2011 to date).
Publications of note: various press articles; advisory panel to Scottish Law Commission re Assignations in Security.
Writer to the Signet.
Bishopbriggs High; Edinburgh University (1984 LLB Hons Dip LP).
Golf (Glasgow Golf Club; Crail Golf Club); classic cars.
Scotland: Real estate
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and 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.