Born, raised and educated in Glasgow Donald gained an M.A. and LLB at the University of Glasgow becoming a Partner in Mitchells Roberton in 1978. He is a specialist in property law dealing mainly in commercial transactions, security work and property related company matters. He is listed in the Law Society of Scotland’s approved Directory of Expert Witnesses relative to professional negligence claims.
Donald gives evidence in court on instruction of both Pursuers and Defenders. He is also consulted regularly to give formal and informal Opinions in his field of expertise. In January 2005 Donald gained accreditation as a qualified mediator. Mediation offers a speedy and cost effective solution to disputes and has proven to have a high percentage rate of successful settlements. Donald lectured and tutored on the Diploma in Legal Practice for 20 years, he speaks widely at professional seminars and conferences and has contributed articles and chapters to various journals and publications.
He has been the Chairman of Mitchells Roberton since 1997 and is much respected by both clients and colleagues alike. Donald is married with two sons and four small grandchildren. He has strong church commitments, being an elder and a wedding celebrant. His nearest claim to fame was making the headlines in 2007 when he was seriously injured in a shipping accident in the Arctic. He is renowned in the firm for his quick and insightful humour which never seems to fail him and brings much laughter to the work place.