LAW firm bto Solicitors has named Alan Borthwick as its new chairman.

Mr Borthwick has been a partner for more than three decades and also heads the property and real estate team.

He replaces the outgoing Willie Young, who is retiring from the firm, from April 1. Mr Young said: "Having worked closely with Alan for many years, I know that I am leaving the position in highly skilled and capable hands."

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Mr Borthwick added: "To have the opportunity to lead the whole bto team is a very exciting prospect."