Brodies makes second hire in two days with addition of Dundas partner

Scottish firm Brodies has announced its second lateral hire in as many days, bringing on board Dundas & Wilson’s non-contentious construction head Alistair McLean.

McLean will join Brodies’ Edinburgh office in the new year as head of non-contentious construction. The role is a new one within the firm’s projects, energy and infrastructure group.

He specialises in project procurement, contract drafting and appointments in the construction, engineering, waste and energy and renewables sector. Although he focuses on non-contentious work McLean also has experience in dispute avoidance and resolution.

McLean is qualified in Scotland, England and Wales and Hong Kong.

Yesterday (4 December 2012) Brodies announced it had hired litigator Ken MacDonald from newly merged firm Paull & Williamsons. The two hires bring the number of Brodies partners to 78.

Dundas & Wilson has suffered a number of partner departures recently, including that of senior corporate partner Michael Polson less than a month ago (14 November 2012).

Brodies managing partner Bill Drummond said McLean’s appointment was testament to the firm’s committment to growing its construction team and expanding the breadth of services in that practice area.