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Three partners head promotions round at Anderson Strathern

18 September 2019

Three new partners head a round of 12 promotions at solicitors Anderson Strathern.

Moving up to partner are Nick Howie, who joined the firm in 2017, in the Corporate team; Alasdair Johnstone, who trained with the firm, in the Private Client team; and Stephen McDonagh, who leads the firm’s Risk & Compliance team and will also continue as the firm’s data protection officer.

In the Rural Land & Business team, Sophie Noble is promoted to senior associate. Three senior solicitors advance to associate: Anne Lawrie (Commercial Property), Russell Laughland (Private Client) and Stephen Moffat (Dispute Resolution).

Progressing 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, commented: “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.”

Managing partner Murray McCall added: “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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