7th Nov 2016
Alan is an experienced corporate lawyer and a founder partner of Square One Law. As well as being qualified in both Scottish and English law Alan also qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before working for Ernst & Young in Newcastle.
During almost 20 years in professional practice Alan has been responsible for the provision of the whole range of corporate and commercial services, including M&A, refinancing, IPOs, joint ventures, not for profit, corporate governance and company secretarial matters.
Prior to this Alan was a partner with Eversheds for over six years, firstly as head of the corporate team in Newcastle and latterly as senior office partner of the Edinburgh office which was opened in Spring 2009. There Alan was responsible for strategy, management and people, in addition to leading a number of client relationships.
Alan also has experience of the pressures and issues facing in house counsel having spent 10 months on secondment with Bank of Scotland at the time of its merger with Lloyds Banking Group. There he helped manage a portfolio of distressed corporate connections which held significant property assets and in which the bank had both debt and equity exposure. Connections managed included house builders, hotel groups, property investors and developers. He previously spent three months on secondment with the Scottish Football Association where he worked on the establishment of the Scottish Premier League and the redevelopment of Hampden Park.
Alan is a non executive director of security company The Protector Group Limited, a director of Mercer Street Marketing and Consulting Limited, chair of Tall Tree Pictures Limited and chair of the audit committee of The Sage Gateshead.