Profile submitted by Nicolas McBride
Specialises in commercial property, property related finance and the hospitality sector. He advises landlords, tenants, banks, developers, insolvency practitioners, community groups and charities in property related matters. He is involved daily in purchases and sales, drafting and negotiating leases/general lease management work and is experienced in acting for institutional landlords managing their property portfolios. Nicolas and his team have a band 1 ranking in the Legal 500 for its leisure and hospitality expertise. He acts for an impressive list of clients with licensing issues, ranging from European and UK hotel chains such as WA Shearings to boutique restaurants, pubs and night clubs. He acts for various high profile lenders in property and development finance and secured lending matters. He has a particular interest in ethical and social finance (acting for one of the leading banks in the sector). He has an expertise in renewable energy schemes including wind energy and hydro projects acting for funders, developers and land owners. He heads up the firm’s team involved in the property aspects of renewable energy work undertaken for Triodos Bank N.V.
Law Society of Scotland.
Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (2007-present). Trained Brechin Tindal Oatts; qualified 1998:
Family, football and golf.