Promotions round at Anderson Strathern sees three new partners appointed



Murray McCall

Anderson Strathern has announced a raft of promotions, with three new partner appointments, a senior associate promotion, three senior solicitor promotions and five solicitor promotions. The firm also retained all of its second year trainees.

Nick Howie has become a partner in the corporate team. Mr Howie joined the firm in 2017 and clients include Apex Hotels and Dentex Healthcare Group

Alasdair Johnstone, who trained with the firm, has become a partner in the firm’s private client team concentrating on high net worth individuals. 

Stephen McDonagh has become a partner, leading the firm’s risk & compliance team while also continuing his role as the firm’s data protection officer.

In the rural land & business team Sophie Noble has been promoted to senior associate, while three senior solicitors have been promoted to associate: Anne Lawrie (commercial property), Russell Laughland (private client) and Stephen Moffat (dispute resolution). 

Moving up from solicitor to senior solicitor level are: Emma Crilley (dispute resolution), Jemma Forrest (employment law), Fionnlagh Blair (dispute resolution), Ross Fairweather (dispute resolution) and Scott Fyfe (corporate and commercial). 

Bruce Farquhar, chair of Anderson Strathern, said: “Our promotions across all areas and levels of the firm at the start of our new financial year point to our continuing growth. The expertise and level of client service offered through the promotions confirms our positioning as a progressive, independent Scottish law firm which has 270 years of heritage combined with a modern and innovative outlook.” 

Murray McCall, managing partner, said: “It’s really encouraging to see the level of talent that is growing at the firm and it’s great to see our solicitors having the opportunity to further their careers at Anderson Strathern through these promotions. Our strong performance in the last financial year has also seen us retain all of our second year trainees going into newly qualified positions across the firm, demonstrating our ability to nurture new legal talent.”



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