08 Mar 2021
BTO has appointed Gregor Mitchell as head of its Private Client team based in Edinburgh to further enhance the firm’s legal services provided to individuals. Gregor’s arrival follows BTO’s announcement in February of new partner Angus Wood, who joined the firm’s highly regarded Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in Glasgow.
A recognised expert in private client law, Gregor brings over thirty years of experience of advising individuals in relation to Wills, Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning needs. Gregor also specialises in lifetime asset protection, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. He will be working closely with Ross Brown, who heads the team in Glasgow, to support and build on BTO’s offering across Scotland and beyond.
Gregor is particularly well known for providing a personalised service to entrepreneur, landowner and business clients, dealing with succession disputes, providing guidance in relation to tax and asset planning matters and seeking bespoke solutions to each client’s unique requirements. He has also been involved in the establishment of high-profile charitable trusts and SCIO's on behalf of various individuals and organisations.
David Gibson, BTO’s Chairman, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Gregor to the firm. Gregor is a highly respected practitioner, with an impressive breadth and wealth of experience in the private client sphere, including expertise in complex estate planning work.
“Gregor’s expertise and reputation in the profession will be a tremendous asset to BTO and his recruitment is part of the ongoing development and growth of our already strong private client offering across all three of our offices, from which we support our clients across the whole of Scotland and further afield.”
Gregor Mitchell commented:
“I enjoy longstanding relationships with my clients and look forward to strengthening those and fostering new ones.
“I am delighted to join such a progressive firm and enthusiastic about the opportunity to expand BTO’s client base, not just in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland, but in areas where the firm already has a strong following and among international clients.
“I believe strongly that clients will benefit from the services of BTO’s specialist private client team.”