Alan Stewart has over 35 years of experience of corporate and commercial law and transactions, in private practice and in-house, and in management, consultancy, executive and non-executive director roles. He was Senior Tutor for the Corporate module of the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow.
He has a legal background exclusively in corporate work, having been a Partner in several law firms (McGrigor Donald, Semple Fraser, Burness and HBJ Gateley) and Head of Clydesdale Bank’s in-house legal department. Alan’s career has covered the full range of corporate work – business startups, debt and equity funding, stock exchange flotations, reconstructions, amalgamations and privatisations. He has particular expertise in structuring and managing transactions, especially fundings and acquisitions and disposals.
Alan founded Kergan Stewart in 2012.
He is ‘more than just a lawyer’. He has tremendous business acumen and strong networking connections, and his in-house experience and work as a director of various companies helps him understand deals from the client’s perspective.
Alan, a qualified glider pilot, is a keen car enthusiast and rugby spectator.
David has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law and has been a Partner in both Biggart Baillie and Brodies. Following a period as a consultant, he became a Partner in Kergan Stewart in early 2016 and currently splits his time between that role and his role as General Counsel at Aridhia Informatics, a healthcare informatics company.
He has a wealth of experience exclusively in corporate and corporate finance work and provides specialist advice to a wide range of UK and international companies. He specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity funding and AIM related work.
David has an impressive track record of transactions, acting for start ups to PLCs. He is known for his ability to provide first class legal as well as commercial and practical business advice to his clients.
Between Kergan Stewart and Aridhia, David is kept pretty busy. However, when he does have some spare time he likes to spend it playing golf or sailing.
Catherine is a highly experienced commercial and corporate lawyer, qualified in both Scots and English law, with an impressive track record in a range of areas including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, commercial contracts, corporate governance and risk management.
She spent time at a number of the large corporate law firms – immediately before joining Kergan Stewart in 2013 she was a Partner at Brodies. Over nearly 25 years in practice she has developed specialist expertise in both the food and drink sector and the life sciences industry and has the ability to manage complex transactions very effectively. Her clients include businesses at all stages of the growth cycle, from start up to listed public companies.
Catherine’s non executive and voluntary posts, together with her role as general counsel for a number of businesses, help her to understand the many challenges facing growing companies today and to provide commercial and practical advice. She also tutors on corporate law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys the Scottish fresh air and spends time gardening, walking with her kids and dog, and doing yoga. She also volunteers with DSL and The Prince’s Trust.
Fiona is dual qualified in Scots and English law and has 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, advising on numerous transactions and providing day-to-day advice on corporate and commercial matters. She acts for a range of clients from start-ups to large private companies.
Prior to joining Kergan Stewart in 2013, she was with Brodies and Biggart Baillie.
Fiona regularly deals with start-ups, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and has particular experience in private equity work. She tutors on corporate law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University.
Outside of the office, Fiona enjoys time with her family.
Stephen joined Kergan Stewart in 2016 from Brodies and is experienced in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. He has a particular focus on sales and purchases of shares / businesses, shareholder agreements and reorganisations.
In addition to advising clients on a variety of corporate and contractual matters, Stephen tutors on corporate law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University.
Stephen also has a maths, statistics and accounting degree and worked as a Trader at a privately owned Futures Commission Merchant for a number of years prior to joining the legal profession.
In his spare time he can be found at Bellahouston Judo Club training for his third black belt in judo.
Elizabeth has over 35 years’ experience, mostly at director level, in corporate finance and broking, providing board level strategic, equity financing, project management, corporate governance and regulatory advice to a wide range of UK and international companies. The majority of these are on the Official List and AIM. Elizabeth has been a member of the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Advisory Group since its formation in 1997 (as well as its Chairman for three years) and is a member of the AIM Disciplinary Committee.
Elizabeth joined Kergan Stewart in 2012. She remains a non executive director and investor at a number of early stage / spin out companies and is a non executive director of a venture capital trust and an investment trust.
Elizabeth is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.
Elizabeth loves to travel, especially to unusual places around the world, and has so far visited over 100 countries, including a trip to Everest Base Camp in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity. Closer to home she enjoys hillwalking and despite the unpredictable Scottish weather, she has managed to climb all of the 283 Scottish Munros.
Alex is a corporate lawyer with wide ranging experience in corporate, corporate finance, restructuring and commercial matters. He acts for a variety of clients from start-ups to larger private companies across a range of sectors.
Alex previously worked in corporate and restructuring at HBJ Gateley (now Addleshaw Goddard), where he spent time on secondment at CBYB and Lloyds Banking Group, and in European leveraged finance at Latham & Watkins in London.
In 2014 Alex took a break from the law to create and run his own food business in London, before selling out in 2017.
Alex’s diverse transactional experience and first-hand experience in running and selling his own business allows him to provide commercially focussed legal advice.
Vicky is Kergan Stewart’s first Trainee Solicitor, joining the firm in April 2018.
She was born and brought up in Northern Ireland but decided to come to Scotland to study law. She gained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Stirling and then undertook the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University Law School.