Integrated fee-sharing law firm Spencer West LLP has launched a Scottish practice.

The international firm’s presence in Scotland will be led by former DLA Piper Banking & Finance partner David Morton, assisted by former Fenwick Elliott Construction partner Jonathan More, as business growth director.

The fee-sharing model allows lawyers to work flexibly and collaboratively, retaining a significant proportion of their revenue generation. 

Spencer West said it was building on existing Scottish connections by developing a team of legal experts to operate across areas such as banking and finance, corporate, commercial, real estate, tax, employment, private wealth, intellectual property, construction and litigation.

Co-founder and senior partner Simeon Spencer commented: "We are very excited about this move. We are looking forward to developing a high-calibre team alongside David and Jonathan and we feel very fortunate to have them on board to develop the firm’s presence in Scotland."

David Morton added: "I am delighted to be joining such an ambitious and innovative firm and relish the opportunity to spearhead the development of the Scottish practice, offering high quality services to our clients, provided by experienced and accomplished lawyers."

Spencer West now comprises over 100 partners internationally. This year it has also opened offices in Belgium and Spain, and the leadership team expects to make more announcements regarding the development of the firm’s international capability in the coming months.