(L-R) Susanne Godfrey (Finance Director) and Murray McCall (Managing Partner) of Anderson Strathern
Independent Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern has secured a series of client appointments during the first half of the year, helping to increase year-on-year revenue by 8% in the six months to 28th February 2018.
As part of a competitive tender process the firm has been appointed principal provider of legal services for Crown Estate Scotland, who are responsible for managing a range of rural, coastal, marine assets and other commercial assets across Scotland.
Other client wins during the period include APUC, the University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland and Beijing Gold Solar.
The appointment by APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) means Anderson Strathern is the only Scottish firm ranked in all lots of the APUC and Scottish Government Legal Services Frameworks.
Lateral hires have included property specialist Iain Grieve from HBJ to the position of partner, private client lawyer Sarah McKinlay from HBJ as a consultant and renewable energy industry stalwart Alan Simpson also as a consultant.
The firm has also completed a number of bolt-on acquisitions in recent years - including Glasgow-based Jeffrey Aitken and Edinburgh-based ADLP in 2016 - and the firm is actively considering further growth by acquisition in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Murray McCall, Anderson Strathern’s managing partner, said: “We have secured a series of high quality commercial instructions during the first half, including the reappointment by Crown Estate Scotland who are one of the firm’s longstanding clients, and have added to the talent pool of the firm; all of which has contributed to a strong set of numbers.”
Anderson Strathern’s Chair, Bruce Farquhar, said: “2018 has seen the firm strengthen its pre-eminent position across the private client, commercial and public sectors. At the same time, we are not complacent and continue to seek out opportunities to add expertise by way of merger and acquisition if we feel we can add value to our overall client proposition.”
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