MMS announces further lateral partner hire
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
David Scott, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS).
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), the leading UK commercial law firm, has hired litigation partner David Scott from rival McGrigors, to boost its ten-strong Construction & Engineering team. The move marks MMS' sixth partner appointment in three months, across the firm's corporate, commercial dispute resolution and real estate departments.
David Scott was responsible for growing McGrigors' contentious construction and engineering unit in Edinburgh, having previously spent over a decade with magic-circle firm Clifford Chance, in London and Hong Kong. Authorised to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of England & Wales and the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, as well as Scotland, David has specialised in contentious work since 1988. He has extensive experience across a range of disciplines, including litigation, arbitration, statutory adjudication and alternative dispute resolution; primarily in the construction, engineering and energy-related fields.
Chris Smylie, chief executive of MMS, said: "We have a clear focus on growing areas of strategic importance for the firm and are particularly pleased to welcome David to the Construction and Engineering department. David brings heavyweight expertise and insight, which will further strengthen the team, as we continue our drive for pre-eminence across the range of services identified as vital to the firm's development and our clients' requirements."
MMS' Construction and Engineering team acts for developers, contractors, consultants, housing associations and lenders across the UK. Recently, its lawyers have been involved in projects ranging from the new stands for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the redevelopment of Hamilton Hall, St Andrews, to the newly opened Ayr Campus for University of West of Scotland.