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Stronachs strengthens with Stewart appointment

Liz StewartStronachs, the law firm, has made a key appointment to its commercial property department in Aberdeen, with the arrival of Liz Stewart as partner.

Ms Stewart, 41, has more than 17 years’ experience in the commercial property and development sector, latterly as a partner at Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace where she spent more than 10 years.

Her wide-ranging expertise includes the purchase and sale of development land, renewable energy projects, commercial leases, sales, purchases and financing across a broad spectrum of office, retail, industrial and licensed premises deals.

She said: “The local, regional and national marketplaces have undergone significant change – where Aberdeen stood alone in 2008 as the rest of the country suffered, we now find ourselves in a mini-recession of our own while the central belt and other areas further afield are booming in commercial development terms.

“While the drop in the oil price has had a huge impact on Aberdeen’s energy companies, there are still deals to be done whether that be in respect of lease management, termination or a general re-structuring of property portfolios. This, coupled with surges in activity in the central belt and beyond present opportunities.”

With its roots firmly in the North-east and a long established legal heritage, Stronachs continues to develop and innovate and aims to grow further through an ambitious five year plan which will see further appointments in the coming months.

David Rennie, the firm’s managing partner, said: “Liz brings with her a significant track record across the sectors. Her appointment is a key part of our strategy to further strengthen our partner team with the best legal talent in Scotland.”

Stronachs, headquartered in Aberdeen and with further bases in Inverness and London, now has 18 partners and 115 lawyers and legal support staff, making it one of the largest independent law firms in the region.

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