BTO Solicitors saw revenue and profits both down in its year to 31 March 2019, the Herald reports today.

Turnover was slightly down, from £18.4m to £18.1m, while profits fell from £6.4m to £5.1m.

Chairman David Gibson, who took over from April 2019, attributed a rise in administration costs from £4.4m to more than £5m partly to investment in new IT systems.

The firm, which acquired Helensburgh practice Raeburn Hope last July, is seeking further opportunities to expand.