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

What We Do

1.  We are instructed by a firm and/or their professional indemnity insurers to handle a claim/court action brought against them.

The claim is for alleged negligence or breach of contract. It has arisen out of work handled on behalf of a dissatisfied former client.

2.  Relevant information is passed to us and we advise whether, in our opinion, the firm acted negligently.

3.  If we conclude that the firm was negligent, we advise whether there is any causal connection between the alleged negligence and the loss the dissatisfied client is seeking to recover.

This task requires us to obtain expert opinions.  For example, if the claim is against a surveyor, we will speak to independent specialists experienced in that field of work.

4. If litigation has commenced, we will undertake all necessary steps in the litigation process on behalf of the insurers and their insured.

In acting on behalf of commercial clients in the pursuit of claims against professionals, we will adopt the same procedures and address the same issues:

  • Has the professional been negligent?
  • Has that negligence resulted in the client sustaining a loss?
  • What is the measure of that loss?

ContactAlan Eadie, Partner T. 0141 221 8012


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

Contact BTO


  • 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