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Murray McCall to be Anderson Strathern managing partner
Law firm Anderson Strathern LLP has appointed Murray McCall as its managing partner from 1 September 2014, in succession to Andy Lothian.
Mr Lothian is stepping down after five years to return to a client-facing role.
An employment lawyer, Mr McCall became a partner in Anderson Strathern eight years ago and played an important role in establishing and expanding the firm’s Glasgow office. He has served on the practice's strategic board and is currently a senior member of the management team.
Anderson Strathern currently has 57 partners and over 300 staff at offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington. Turnover is stated as £21.6m.
Mr McCall commented: “I am delighted to have been chosen to take the firm forward at this exciting time in the legal market. Andy has provided us with an excellent platform from which we can continue to invest in the business and benefit all our clients by offering new and improved services. Using the considerable talents and energy of all our people, we are well placed to capitalise on the upturn in the market, aiming high and providing excellence in all that we do.”
Anderson Strathern chairman Robert Carr added: “In Andy’s time as managing partner the firm has followed a sustained path of profitable growth. Revenue, net profits and PEP have all increased considerably, and our balance sheet is stronger. We have seen a number of notable hires and acquisitions, and key client wins too numerous to mention. We’re grateful to Andy for all his achievements, and delighted that Murray has been appointed as Andy’s successor. He will bring energy and dynamism to the role and will undoubtedly build on the strong foundations the firm has.”