Balfour+Manson appoints family law partner in Aberdeen



Anne McTaggart

Aberdeen firm Balfour+Manson has strengthened its team in north-east Scotland with the appointment of Anne McTaggart, who joins as partner in the firm’s family law team.

A practising solicitor since 1976, Ms McTaggart is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a family law specialist and as a solicitor mediator.

She graduated from University of Aberdeen and has spent her entire working life in Aberdeen, initially in two medium-sized firms before joining Stronachs in 1986 and appointed an associate there in 1988. The emphasis of her work moved from general litigation to primarily family law and she became partner in 1994.

In 2003, she formed the specialist family practice of McIntosh McTaggart which continued until last month.

Over these years, Anne has gained an excellent reputation throughout Aberdeen and the surrounding area as a most highly-experienced family law practitioner. She advises on all aspects of family and child law in the Sheriff Court.

Julie Clark-Spence, who heads up Balfour+Manson Aberdeen office, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Anne’s calibre join our team. Her experience in family law is prodigious and demonstrates a commitment to growing our Aberdeen office by providing a quality range of services to clients both in the city and the wider north east environment.”

Elaine Motion, executive chairman of Balfour+Manson, added: “Having Anne on board adds to our great team in Aberdeen. She has built a commanding reputation as one of the most respected legal figures in Aberdeen law circles, so her appointment as partner is a huge fillip for us.”

The firm currently employs over 130 people in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.