BTO Solicitors LLP

Real Estate Department

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Skilled team experienced in advising the private and public sectors.  At each stage of a transaction, we aim to achieve competitive advantage for our clients and provide practical, commercially minded legal advice.

The team stands out for its expertise over an unusually wide range of sectors and a track record in handling challenging projects. Industry sectors/clients  we service include: property development, large estates diversification, strategic land/large estate management, retailers, charities, housebuilders, leisure/licensed premises, marine and ports, JVs and Public/private consortiums, renewables, property finance, private partnerships and social housing/registered social landlords.

Clients have the support of other specialists within BTO from disciplines, including construction and engineering, real estate litigation, corporate, banking and planning.  Membership of a global legal network via Mackrell International enables us to assist clients transacting business overseas whilst offering the benefits of local expertise.

Recent work includes advising:

  • Scottish Football Association on all property aspects in connection with the National Stadium; 
  • Mar Estates Limited on all property work and disposal negotiations; 
  • Stena Line Group’s ferry/port on property and security aspects in connection with its ferry/port interests in Scotland, including a refinance arrangement of c $750m.
  • Robert Jones Holdings Ltd in purchase of landmark multi-let office investment worth c.£11m.


Steel, Jane (Head of Department)

Agosti, Siobhan

Blair, Audrey

Brodie, Karen

Buchan, Scott

Colquhoun, Mark

Gibson, David

Gibson, David

Gilbert, Laura

Graham, Peter

Gray, Lesley

Kelly, Graeme

McBride, Nicolas

McEvinney, Mark

McInnes, Callum

Murray, Jamie

O'Connell, Ann

Reid, Marieclaire

Robertson, Donnie

Whitelaw, Jennifer


A S Homes (Scotland) Limited

Boultbee Land Plc

Calmont Group

Isle of Arran Distillers Limited

Mactaggart & Mickel Group

TUI Group of Companies

Waterhill Property Group Limited

William Morton Limited t/a Inverarity Group

Wirefox Management

Wirefox Management/Wirefox Investment Group Standard Real Es



Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers


Health Care


Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance



Technology, Hardware & Electronics


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