bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

  • "really fights your corner..."
    "really fights your corner..." Chambers UK
  • "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach."
    "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach." Chambers UK

Roddy Harrison

Discipline: Services for You and Your FamilyTax Planning, Wills and EstatesCharitiesRural Business

Position: Partner

Location: Glasgow Office


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Roddy is the Head of the Private Client Department at BTO Solicitors. He is "a tax planning specialist with a solid reputation in the market" (Chambers UK), specialising in capital tax planning for individuals and trusts. "An energetic practitioner who makes life easier with his good sense of humour" (Chambers UK), Roddy has considerable experience also in will and trust drafting and administration. He advises clients regularly on the best ways to mitigate future tax liabilities through capital gains and inheritance tax planning.

Roddy uses his knowledge to assist entrepreneurs with succession planning for their businesses, as well as families dealing with their personal assets.

Roddy also advises families on the use of trusts, Powers of Attorney and guardianship in asset protection for the vulnerable, including the disabled, the elderly and the young.

He provides legal advice to charities on formation and management issues and has established a number of trusts and companies.

Roddy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising having obtained a distinction in the inaugural course. STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

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  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949