Freeths Scotland launches new dispute resolution practice with strategic appointment

National law firm Freeths has established a new commercial dispute resolution team in Scotland with the appointment of Director Alan McDonald. Alan joins from CMS and his hire will look to complement Freeths’ already well-established team across the UK.

Heading up the new litigation service based in the firm’s Glasgow office, Alan has over 12 years’ experience advising on contentious energy, real estate, commercial, and telecoms matters, among other client requirements. He has acted in matters at all levels within the Scottish Court system, including the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Alan will now build the practice in Scotland, working closely alongside Partner and National Head of Dispute Resolution James Hartley to help continue strengthen Freeths’ presence in the country.

His hire comes just weeks after Freeths launched a new dispute resolution service in Bristol with the appointment of Managing Associate Kelly Whittaker.

Commenting on the appointment, National Head of Dispute Resolution James Hartley, said: “This year, we have a real focus on expanding our practice throughout the regions and it’s great to add such well-respected talent to our market-leading team. I’m looking forward to working with Alan to grow our practice further across the UK.”

Nick Taylor, Managing Partner of Freeths Scotland, continued: “Launching only months ago, Freeths Scotland has already expanded from a team of two to six, launching new offerings for our clients regularly. Alan’s values, ethics and experience really complement our growth strategy here at Freeths Glasgow and he joins at such an exciting time for the office.”

Alan McDonald added: “I am delighted to be joining Freeths at an exciting time for the firm. I am looking forward to working with colleagues in Glasgow and across the firm to promote and grow the offering Freeths has in Scotland.”

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