LL.B University of Glasgow

Dip L.P. University of Glasgow

Ph.D. University of Glasgow

Special interests

Company and commercial

Land Law

Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Mr McShane has appeared in a broad range of litigation in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session (Outer and Inner House), and the Supreme Court. 

This has included appearances in both ordinary and commercial actions in the Court of Session, and in the Sheriff Court he has appeared in debates, summary applications, proofs and appeals, as well as having Fatal Accident Inquiry experience. He has provided advice and opinions on a broad range of civil matters. In the course of his practice the range of matters which he has appeared in or provided advice on includes; adults with incapacity (including questions related to powers of attorney);  administrative and public law; bankruptcy and insolvency; building; consumer credit; contract and commercial disputes; defamation; European law; fraud; industrial relations; leases; maritime; misrepresentation; negligence; nuisance; partnership; personal injuries; prescription and limitation; professional negligence; property (both movable and heritable); succession and trusts; unjustified enrichment.


Durkin v DSG Retail Ltd & HFC Bank Plc 2010 SC 664; 2014 SC (SC) 139

Glasgow City Council v Craig 2009 SC 185; [2009] 1 BCLC 742

United Closures & Plastics Ltd v Unite the Union 2011 SLT 1105; [2011] IRLR 29

Dodd v Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd [2010] CSOH 69

Clydesdale Homes v Quay [2009] CSOH 126


Crown Privilege in Scotland (part I) 1992 Juridical Review 256

Crown Privilege in Scotland (part II) 1993 Juridical Review 41

CCT Guidance, Assets and Abdication of Discretion, 1997 Public

Procurement Law Review 114