Scotland’s BTO picks up partner duo from DWF Biggart Baillie

DWF Biggart Baillie has lost two commercial property partners to 38-partner Scottish firm Brechin Tindal Oatts (BTO).

Scott Buchan and Peter Graham, who were both longstanding partners at legacy firm Biggart Baillie, have taken up roles as partners in BTO’s Glasgow office.

Buchan acts for various property investment and development clients ranging from private investors and property companies to public and third sector bodies. He has experience of large cross-border portfolio transactions, strategic site assembly and development projects, substantial investment transactions and real estate advice and support to insolvency practitioners.

Graham has has also acted for a number of residential developers in relation to site assembly and development. He has dealt with lettings in many of Scotland’s major shopping centres, retail parks and high street locations. 

BTO ommercial property partner Alan Borthwick said the hires would enhance the skills base of the firm’s commercial property team and reflects the firm’s expanding workload in that area.

DWF announced turnover of £188.2m at the end of 2012/13 (6 June 2013). The merger with Biggart Baillie last summer was one of four during the last financial year (7 June 2012).

For more on DWF’s spate of bolt-ons see our analysis on DWF: Self-assembly, or the DIY law firm.