Chairman Robert Carr
Managing Partner Andrew Lothian
Number of UK partners 58
Number of UK fee-earners 178
THE FIRM Widely recognised as a Scottish regional champion law firm,Anderson Strathern provides full service legal and strategic business advice to international businesses, private companies, public bodies, not-for-profit organisations, individuals and families. The firm reported its third consecutive year of growth for financial year 2011/12, recording a 7.7% increase in turnover (to £22.8 million) and a 1.5% increase in net profit. In 2012 Anderson Strathern achieved the prestigious ISO27001 certification, the world’s highest accreditation for information security and protection.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & Finance: Principal areas include real estate finance, acquisition and structural finance, equity and mezzanine finance, joint venture, banking litigation, cross-border transactions and land resources.
Charities: Regulatory, governance, funding, contractual, employment, taxation and property matters.
Commercial Real Estate: All aspects of real estate work including cross-border transaction work supported by specialists in landlord and tenant, banking, construction, planning and environmental law.
Construction & Engineering: Advise domestic and international developers, main contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and individuals for both contentious and non-contentious work.
Corporate: Practice includes IPOs, M&As, corporate restructuring, infrastructure projects, joint ventures, private equity and corporate governance.
Discrimination: Scotland’s leading specialist discrimination law service. Dispute Resolution: Commercial litigation, liability insurance, property, banking, professional regulation, health and safety, public sector litigation and health service law.
Employment: One of the largest expert teams in Scotland, led by two accredited specialists.
IP/IT: Media and entertainment, publishing, data protection, brand management and advertising law.
Land Resources/Agriculture: Advising on issues affecting property, business, leisure/recreation, heritage and conservation, with particular skills in innovative land use, development options and renewables.
Parliamentary & Public Law: Advising on all aspects of Scottish parliamentary and public law.
Planning & Environment: Specialist advice throughout the planning and environment process.
Private Client: Investment, tax and family/matrimonial advice to high net-worth individuals.
Renewable Energy: Principal areas include hydrogen storage, biomass, offshore licences and windfarms.
Residential Property: Highly experienced in the buying and selling of high quality properties and estates.
Sports Law: Advises on all aspects including licensing, funding, sponsorship, discipline and regulation.
CLIENTS: Following a competitive tender process, in May 2013 Anderson Strathern were reappointed as The Crown Estate’s sole legal advisors in Scotland with Robert Carr, the firm’s Chairman, continuing to act as the solicitor for The Crown Estate’s Scotland Portfolio. The firm also retained appointments with the Scottish Information Commissioner, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, RBS and Lloyds Banking Group. The firm achieved a number of new client wins during 2012, including but not limited to: Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership, Kingdom Housing Association, BioReliance Limited, City of Edinburgh Council, Clydebank College, Cumbernauld College, General Teaching Council for Scotland, Joules, Rox, Support in Mind Scotland, Scottish Government Legal Directorate: Scottish Prison Service, Gamesa Wind UK, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and University of St Andrews.
INTERNATIONAL Anderson Strathern is a member of the Association of European Lawyers (AEL). In 2012, the firm strengthened its international reputation, advising an Indian listed global pigment manufacturer in a dispute which went through the High Court in London, against the world’s largest pigment manufacturer regarding alleged infringement and validity of an international patent.
RECRUITMENT Anderson Strathern is the only law firm in Scotland to be accredited with Investors in People Gold status. During 2012 and early 2013, a number of significant appointments were made including Alex Innes and Douglas Gourlay from Semple Fraser, to the banking and finance team and Sarah Baillie to the planning and environment team. Rural specialist Karen McHale joined the land resources team from Lindsays and Associates, Denise Laverty and Aileen Entwistle joined the firm’s leading private client practice.
Areas of Practice
Commercial Real Estate
- Banking & Finance Alex Innes
- Charities John Kerr
- Commercial Real Estate Paul Jennings
- Construction & Engineering Keith Bishop
- Corporate James Blair
- Discrimination Jill Bell
- Dispute Resolution Douglas Keir
- Employment Alan Masson
- Health & Safety Robert Fife IP/IT Leigh Davidson
- Land Resources John Mitchell
- Parliamentary & Public Law Fiona Killen
- Planning & Environment Alastair McKie
- Private Client John Biggar
- Renewable Energy Bruce Farquhar
- Residential Property Steven McDonald
- Sports Law John Kerr
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