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Anderson Strathern creates six director roles
Legal firm Anderson Strathern has created six new director roles to complement its partner base.
Victoria Simpson (Private Client), Gary Burton, Sarah Philips and Robbie Wilson (Dispute Resolution), and Neil Fraser and Jon McGee (Commercial Real Estate) have all been promoted to director. All will take part in a bespoke senior leadership training programme which includes business development skills, coaching, business financials, and each will have a partner mentor from a different practice area. They join the firm’s existing directors, Neil Amner (Infrastructure, Transport & Brexit), Nick Howie (Corporate) and Pamela Keys (Employment). Adrian Smith was also hired recently as commercial director.
Managing partner Murray McCall commented: “The appointment of the new directors sees us developing our senior talent by offering a promotion structure and leadership training that works for a modern law firm. Our directors will have a strong and secure foundation for their and for our future development at a time of exciting business growth for the firm.”
Chair Bruce Farquhar added: “Our record results for 2018 show that our growth strategy is working well. Our strategic focus on appointing key people both in the legal and business functions to help us with that growth will continue. All the indicators are that we will also have a strong 2019 with our confident proposition as a leading independent Scottish law firm with expert lawyers operating across the private client, commercial and public sectors.”