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Client wins boost Anderson Strathern’s figures

Anderson StrathernLaw firm Anderson Strathern has reported a 13% rise in profits per partner on an 8% rise in first half turnover to £10.5 million.

The figures for the Edinburgh-headquartered firm follow what managing partner Murray McCall described as “some great client wins”.

These include Apex Hotels, Midlothian Council and Scottish Water.

The firm has 50 partners and 250 staff in the capital and at its offices in Glasgow and Haddington. It has appointed Paul Brown from DWF as a partner in its Glasgow employment team and Mark Cowie, formerly head of construction and engineering at McClure Naismith, as a projects partner, also based in Glasgow.

Mr McCall said: “The first six months of our financial year have been excellent for us and coincide with some great client wins.”

Robert Carr, chairman, said: “We have established a powerfully collaborative firm, both internally and across our client base.  As a result, Anderson Strathern is in an ideal position to offer high level strategic legal advice to our clients across the commercial, public and private sectors.”

The client wins and appointments follow a number of firsts and successes for the firm including:

  • becoming the first Scottish law firm to sign up to the Scottish Government’s Business Pledge which includes being an Accredited Living Wage employer, not using zero hours contract, investing in youth and having a balanced workforce.
  • becoming the first Scottish law firm to be awarded both a Gold level Investors in People (IIP) and a Young People IIP.
  • winning three awards at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2015 in March for the Public Sector Firm on the Year and Employment Team of the Year while Residential Property Partner Sara Jalicy collected the Rising Star of the Year.

Photo: Robert Carr, left, and Murray McCall

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