Law firm Dentons has hired Brian Hutcheson as a partner in its UK Real Estate practice.

Hutcheson joins from Morton Fraser and will be based in his new firm’s Glasgow office.

He specialises in development work, investment sales and purchases, property finance and leasing arrangements across a range of sectors including retail, student housing, build to rent, hotels, leisure and hospitality.

He is also chair of the Investment Property Forum in Scotland.

Deepa Deb, head of Dentons’ UK Real Estate practice, said: “Brian is highly respected in the Scottish real estate market and we are delighted to welcome him to Dentons.

“We have grown our Real Estate teams for investment, development and regeneration and hotel transactions over the last few years and we are excited about consolidating that growth further with the addition of Brian to our team.

These are unprecedented times and we remain committed to providing our clients with market-leading support across global and national real estate markets.”

Dentons has launched several tools for businesses over the past two months to help with real estate issues related to COVID-19 across England, Wales and Scotland, including the COVID-19 Interactive Agreement Tool Kit and COVID-19 Interactive Lease Tool Kit.