Perth law firm Jackson McDonald has recruited its new chief executive officer from Singapore’s Allen & Gledhill.

Malcolm Shelton-Agar has been chief operating officer for Allen & Gledhill since 2010. Before that, he was the managing director for the former DLA Philips Fox for over a decade. Shelton-Agar moved to the administrative position in 1999, having previously served as that firm’s New Zealand managing partner.

As a lawyer, Shelton-Agar focused on commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Jackson McDonald is a full service firm with over 75 lawyers. It is one of Western Australia’s largest law firms by headcount.