Chairman: Alan Borthwick
Chief Executive: Douglas Cowie
Number of partners: 46
Assistant solicitors: 79
Other fee-earners (including trainees): 40
Insurance Litigation: Bill Speirs
Commercial Dispute Resolution: Grant Hunter
Corporate: Jeremy Glen
Real Estate: David Gibson
Employment: Caroline Carr
Private Client: Lesley Gordon
THE FIRM BTO is an independent and well respected Scottish law firm which has grown steadily for two decades. The firm provides first class legal services and caters for the Scots law needs of commercial clients and individuals, with the capability to provide international legal advice through the Mackrell International network and other contacts. Clients range from major insurers to medical defence organisations, housebuilders, property investors, established manufacturers, well-known retailers, financial institutions and public sector organisations. BTO is viewed by its clients as client-focused, pragmatic and providing value for money. The firm is committed to helping its clients reach their goals by collaborating with them and looking beyond the law.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Corporate law, commercial and insurance-related litigation, criminal defence (including corporate, personal and regulatory), commercial and residential property and services for individuals. Niche teams include: ADVantage advocacy service, banking and finance, construction and engineering, crisis management, disease claims, data protection, education, employment, environmental, family law, health and safety and regulatory defence, insolvency, recoveries, regeneration, renewable energy, rural business, technology and IP, third sector, social housing, sports law and on line reputation protection.