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Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution.


Douglas Blyth is a partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, based in Glasgow. He is a solicitor advocate, with extended rights of audience, and has a great deal of experience of dealing with all manner of business and commercial disputes, both before the Scottish Courts and further afield. Douglas works closely with businesses to help them resolve their disputes, handling everything from assisting them with debt recovery (and devising associated strategies) to dealing with complex contractual and shareholder disputes. Douglas also has particular experience in dealing with the contentious aspects of both corporate and personal insolvencies and associated claims, investigations and disputes. Disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, energy litigation, public law and sports law also forms noteworthy parts of Douglas’s practice. Douglas is a former Vice Convener of the Strathclyde University Ethics Committee and a former member of the Lay Advisory Board to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. He is currently a tutor in Civil Court Practice at Glasgow University.


Trained Maclay Murray & Spens LLP; qualified 2001; partner 2012. Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 1999-2010 (trainee, assistant, associate); HBJ Gateley 2010-11 (partner); Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2012 to date (partner).


Law Society of Scotland


George Watson’s College; Dundee University (LLB (Hons); Dip LP).


Golf (Ranfurly Castle Golf Club); football (SFA certified referee).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Dentons‘ ‘strong‘ team is well equipped to represent clients in various domestic and cross-border disputes arising from business transactions and shareholder relations. Its expertise also covers insolvency-related matters. The ‘very good‘ Edinburgh-based Tim Edward, Glasgow partner Douglas Blyth and Aberdeen-based Malcolm Gunnyeon are the main contacts. In 2018, Rona Hutchison left the firm to change career and Ewan Easton retired from private practice.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Dentons provides commercial and compliance advice on volume debt and asset recovery in the debt purchase, banking and asset finance, utilities, oil and gas and general commercial sectors. Litigators Frank Johnstone and Douglas Blyth are the main contacts; Johnstone enjoys an ‘excellent reputation in the market.