David is a partner and BTO's Chairman. He is one of the most experienced commercial property practitioners in the Scottish market and is highly regarded for his corporate and commercial property skills and depth of experience across an impressive range of sectors. He is an expert in corporate structures, public/private JVs, development projects, infrastructure, landed estates, charities, retail and renewable energy schemes.
David advises national and multi-national companies, estates, charities, funders, public sector bodies, SMEs and others including e.g. Luss Estates Company, Audit Scotland, United Biscuits, Stena Line Group, TUI Group, Calor Gas, Isle of Arran Distillers, and Clic Sargent.
He is lead partner in the firm's Rural Business and Renewable Energy Units. Recent project experience includes being lead property adviser to the Scottish Football Association in Hampden Stadium arrangements, a project of national significance.
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).
Writer to the Signet.
Publications of note: Various press articles; advisory panel to Scottish Law Commission
Golf (Glasgow Golf Club; Crail Golf Club); classic cars.