Industry Veteran Joins MBM Commercial’s Dispute Resolution Team

MBM Commercial (“MBM”), an award-winning law firm with offices in London and Edinburgh, has bolstered the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice with the hire of Tim Edward. Tim joins the firm as a partner and will work closely along side Cat MacLean, head of MBM’s Dispute Resolution Group.

Tim was previously a partner at Dentons and head of its Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in Scotland. He brings over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation, insolvency and professional negligence, and is ranked in the 2021 Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Commercial Litigation in Scotland. He is also listed as a leading individual in Chambers in Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence (Scotland) 2021.

Stuart Hendry, senior partner of MBM, said: “We warmly welcome Tim to the firm. As one of few remaining independent commercial law firms in Scotland and despite the challenges of a global pandemic, we continue to grow the business, expand our services and recruit outstanding individuals. Tim is widely regarded as one of the leading litigation lawyers in Scotland and his skills and experience will complement our business and help us meet a steady growth in demand for our expertise.”

Cat MacLean, partner and head of MBM’s Dispute Resolution Group, added: “Tim’s unparalleled background in dispute resolution, commercial litigation, and professional negligence in particular, will allow us to scale up the delivery of these services at a time when we are seeing increased client demand. He is an exciting addition to the team.”

Tim Edward said: “I have long admired MBM Commercial for their expertise, judgment and profile as the leading commercial law firm of choice for entrepreneurs, so I’m very excited to be joining the partnership to help drive the firm’s future growth.”

Tim is a currently a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Pursuer's Advisory Panel pursuing negligence claims against solicitors. He served on the Law Society of Scotland's Diploma Materials Committee in the 1990's and ran the Maclay Murray & Spens PCC Elective on Civil Litigation from 2003 to 2012. He is currently co-chair of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association’s Scottish Conference.

Tim is also a champion of passing his knowledge on, delivering regular CPD training for the profession in the field of dispute resolution. Tim will be based in MBM’s Edinburgh office.

About MBM Commercial

Founded in 2005, MBM Commercial is award winning and entrepreneurial UK commercial law firm with offices in London and Edinburgh. The firm are market leaders in helping entrepreneurial businesses based throughout the UK start-up, scale up and operate on a global basis. Its experienced team regularly advise on complex matters with a particular focus on investment, technology and high growth.

MBM Commercial’s own entrepreneurial experience helps it understand the challenges and risks of setting up and growing a successful business. The firm has also invested in and been the first customer of a number of successful companies. These experiences have helped shape the firm’s values and culture.

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Image: From L-R: Cat MacLean, Stuart Hendry, Tim Edward


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