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BTO Solicitors LLP

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Edinburgh, Glasgow

Ross Brown

Work 0141 221 8012
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Private Client



Ross is a Partner within the firm’s private client department. He completed his traineeship with BTO in 2009 and returned to the firm in 2012 to specialise in Wills, Tax Planning and Estates.

Ross has experience in advising individuals on inheritance tax planning and asset and family protection through the drafting of Wills and Trusts. He is able to advise on the various options open to clients in terms of lifetime tax and estate planning. He has a particular interest in clients with business interests and the options open to them in terms of succession.

Ross also deals with all aspects of the administration of both testate and intestate estates from submitting applications for Confirmation to the ingathering and distribution of assets to the beneficiaries and production of executry accounts. He is able to advise on the options open to beneficiaries in terms of the variation of estates. In addition to this, Ross advises executors and beneficiaries on Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax, and in particular the possible tax planning options open to them.

Ross also has an interest in adults with incapacity matters. He is well versed in the drafting and administration of Powers of Attorney, and often advises both grantors and Attorneys as to their options, rights and responsibilities. He also has experience in dealing with Guardianship matters, including lodging applications with the court and subsequent guardianship administration.

Ross has been admitted as a full member of STEP after passing the STEP Diploma with distinction. STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. He is part of the organising committee for the STEP Glasgow branch.


Trainee solicitor, BTO Solicitors (2007 - 2009); Solicitor, Drumchapel Law and Money Advice Centre (2011 - 2012);

Solicitor (2012 - 2014), Senior Solicitor (2014 - 2016) Associate (2016 – 2018), Partner (2018-present) BTO Solicitors LLP.




Full member of STEP


University of Glasgow 2002-2006 – LLB (Hons); Lunds Universitet, Sweden 2004-2005 – part of LLB; University of Aberdeen 2006-2007 – Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Glasgow Graduate School of Law 2008 – Professional Competence Course. STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland) 2014 – with distinction


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Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

BTO Solicitors LLP is rated for its ‘excellent’ client service and for providing advice that is ‘always appropriate and easily understood’. The group handles a variety of matters, including inheritance, capital gains and income tax planning, business succession planning, the establishment and administration of trusts, financial assessments for care home fees, wills, and high-value estate administration. Roddy Harrison is noted for his expertise in relation to small business tax and succession planning, and also specialises in executry administration, particularly focusing on high-value inheritance tax paying estates and complex estate distributions. The ‘friendly and empatheticRoss Brown handles a number of cross-border estate administration matters, in addition to mandates involving adults with incapacity.

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