Alan McMillanClyde Valley High School, N. Lanarkshire PartnerBurness Paull LLP
While top lawyers may spend a lot of time working on highly complex legal issues, many also use their knowledge of the law to help community groups tackle much simpler problems.
Alan is a good example. During his working week he is a Partner at top Scottish law firm Burness Paull LLP where he leads the property litigation team.
He is a very experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation having successfully represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, often worth many millions of pounds.
Away from the office, Alan is enthusiastic about the ways in which drama-based activities can help transform the lives of young people.
Indeed, he is a Board member of the charity Youth Theatre Arts Scotland which helps develop groups of youngsters throughout the country.
The charity has no doubt that Alan’s legal knowledge and sound advice have proved invaluable since he joined in 2013.