Douglas has over 22 years’ experience of advising on corporate legal matters including M&A, equity investments and corporate advisory work across a broad spectrum of clients, including SMEs, family businesses and start-ups.

His general corporate experience spans a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, technology, finance, retail, hospitality, engineering, energy supply and property. Douglas has developed a specialisation in employee ownership and sports law.

Jurisdictions: Scotland, England & Wales


  • Advising on over 30 employee ownership trusts, including Guitar Guitar, Carlton Bingo, Kidzcare, Reid & Fraser and Your Equipment Solutions.
  • Representing Dundee United FC, Raith Rovers FC and Cove Rangers FC in securing their promotions during the covid pandemic.
  • Advising on numerous exits, including in the healthcare, retail and financial services sectors.
  • Assisting family businesses including in resolving a long-standing family shareholders’ dispute.
  • Implementing succession planning through MBOs and VIMBOs.
  • Acting for investors and investee companies in various funding rounds.