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    Eversheds Sutherland appoints Alastair Frood as Litigation Partner

    Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Alastair Frood, as Litigation & Disputes Partner, who joins the global legal practice on 6 January 2020.

    Alastair has over 20 years’ experience, during which time he has built a reputation as a highly-experienced all-round litigator. He arrives as the first Litigation & Disputes partner within the Edinburgh office, and will grow the presence of the team, working closely with Eversheds Sutherland’s international teams to advise the increasing number of clients with financial services disputes and commercial litigation concerns in Scotland.

    In addition to financial and commercial litigation, Alastair has grown his practice to cover personal injury, professional negligence, fraud, contentious trust and executries, and charity related matters. He has experience working alongside all players in the financial services sector, including retail banks, building societies and major clearing banks. He also works closely with other financial and professional services including funders, insurers, auditors and advisers.

    Damian Hyndman, Partner & Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution North, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “Alastair is a first-class lawyer with a proven track record. It is a pleasure to welcome him to the global practice. He provides us with an opportunity to consolidate and expand our litigation offering in Scotland. His personal practice and considerable expertise complements our existing team well. We are ambitious for our practice in Scotland and Alastair will help to grow our profile and enhance the experience for new and existing clients”.

    Shirley Hall, Senior Office Partner, Edinburgh, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “Alastair is a highly respected litigator in the Scottish legal market. As we continue to build our profile and reputation in Scotland, Alastair’s reputation and wealth of experience will help to play a significant role in the growth of the litigation practice and our Edinburgh office.  He is a proven leader with a track record of building teams. I look forward to his arrival and working closely with him.”

    Paul Worth, Co-Head of Global Litigation, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    “As the first Litigation partner in Edinburgh, Alastair’s arrival sends a clear message to the market about our vision for our offering in Scotland, driven by the needs of our clients. Across financial and professional services, we are finding more and more clients are growing their own presence in Scotland and it’s only right that we build our own collaborative team with experience in English, international and Scottish legal matters. Alastair as a well-rounded commercial litigator with considerable financial disputes experience and will provide high quality senior support for our clients”

    Alastair Frood, also said:

    “Eversheds Sutherland has clear aspirations to build a thriving litigation practice in Scotland from their base in Edinburgh, and I am delighted to join the team as Partner to facilitate this ambition. They have a strong, global brand and I am excited to grow my practice from their international platform in 2020 and beyond.”

    Alastair joins from Shepherd and Wedderburn where he led its banking and finance litigation team. He is registered to practice in Scotland, and qualified in 1996. He joined Shepherd and Wedderburn in 2008, and previously was Head of Banking and Finance Litigation at DLA Piper Scotland.

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