The Firm


Alston Law is a boutique technology-driven Scottish law firm specialising in the provision of conveyancing and debt recovery services to property and financial services clients.

The firm was founded in 1979, when it was known as Turner McFarlane Green, and rebranded in 2019 as Alston Law. Headquartered in Glasgow, we act for clients across UK.

Our large team of specialist paralegals and lawyers typically hold Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accreditations in Debt Recovery or Conveyancing or are Accredited Legal Technologists.

We are absolutely committed to delivering the best possible client experience and to addressing the things lawyers and law firms typically get wrong when delivering legal services.

What We Do


Debt and Asset Recovery

Acting for a diverse lender client base, we specialise in the recovery of loans, credit cards, store cards, business debts, commercial loans and utility and telecoms debt, we recognise the importance of compliance and customer outcomes and ensure that we continually align ourselves with FCA and other regulatory requirements.

Motor Finance Recoveries

We work with a number of major and specialist UK motor finance providers. Our team have a track record of delivering exceptional results for their motor finance clients due to their specialist vehicle recovery experience and strategic partnership with a leading Scottish recovery agent.

Conveyancing

The firm’s early growth was driven by our specialist expertise in property law and conveyancing. Our large team of property lawyers and paralegals deal with all aspects of conveyancing; including sales and purchases, remortgages, corrective conveyancing, first registrations and drafting lending documentation for lenders.

Mortgage Recoveries

Mortgage recoveries are highly sensitive, heavily regulated and carry significant reputational risk for lenders and the process of recovering mortgaged properties in Scotland is notoriously complicated. Denise Loney and Rob Aberdein offer a ‘safe pair of hands’ as two of Scotland’s leading practioners in this area and together have acted for many of the UK’s mortgage lenders, with over forty years of combined experience between them.

Leadership Team


Denise Loney

Denise is a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in providing legal services to lenders across property and litigation matters. Denise is also a senior tutor at the University of Glasgow, teaching on the postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and a Board member of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. Denise has also held voluntary roles with the Law Society of Scotland and currently serves on the committee responsible for administering and developing the scheme for accredited paralegals.

Tom Barrie

Tom Barrie

Executive Chairman

tom.barrie@alstonlaw.co.uk

Tom started a proper job in 1973, as a Shipping Clerk and spent the majority of his career in the logistics and freight forwarding sector. He held various roles at Director level, latterly as Managing Director, in group companies within BAA, Securicor and DHL. He acquired a controlling interest in Currie European Transport in 2000, became sole shareholder in 2007 and sold the business in 2019 as part of an MBO. Tom served as a Board Member of The South of Scotland Enterprise Partnership for two years.

Gerry Cockburn

Gerry Cockburn

Finance Director

gerry.cockburn@alstonlaw.co.uk

Gerry has over 20 years’ experience in the legal sector, including Finance Manager at Golds, Head of Finance at The Faculty of Advocates, Financial Controller at Optima Legal and Finance Director at Gilson Gray.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Financial Controller

pamela.anderson@alstonlaw.co.uk

0344 572 5225

Pamela has worked within the legal profession for over 35 years. She has extensive knowledge of the Law Society of Scotland Accounts Rules and the Anti Money Laundering regime. Her experience and knowledge have allowed her to establish and develop a team which provides an unrivalled service to both the firm’s clients and its internal stakeholders.

David Jamieson

David Jamieson

Business Support Manager

david.jamieson@alstonlaw.co.uk

0141 572 8979

David has worked in the legal profession for 20+ years, providing innovative technology solutions to drive businesses forward. He has broad range of skills, including a strong analytical mind and a rigorous approach to testing; all of which helps to deliver a stable service to the Alston Law technology infrastructure.

Contact Us

Remortgage Customers: At Alston Law we offer a personal approach to all our remortgage customers. Any communication you receive from us will provide you with a named Paralegal and/or Lawyer who will be your principal point of contact during your remortgage. You will be provided with a personal email address and a direct dial telephone number.

It helps us if you contact this person directly in the first instance and would prefer it if you did so by email.

Call us: 0344 571 5205

Head Office: Alston Law Ltd, The Forysth Building, 5 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5EZ