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HBJ Gateley add new partners

Anna Brown

Anna Brown

HBJ Gateley has added two new partners as the company’s growth continues.

Anna Brown is joining as a corporate partner, having previously been partner at Pinsent Masons while Alison Horner is joining as a construction partner, after being partner at MacRoberts.

Both new partners bring with them a wealth of experience. Anna has recently acted for Aberdeen Infrastructure Fund “in the acquisition of a portfolio of 16 PPP/PFI projects across the UK and Europe, for AIM listed Craneware plc in several acquisitions and AIM listed Castle Street Investments plc (formerly Cupid plc) in the £43 million sale of its casual dating business and subsequent disposal of its traditional dating business”, according to a company spokesperson. She also recently advised the shareholders of BioOutsource in the sale to Sartorius Stedim Biotech.

Alison Horner

Alison Horner

Alison, “who is dual-qualified in Scotland and England, has specialised in non-contentious construction law for more than 20 years and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. Her recent client work has included advising Muse Developments Limited on construction contracts for the £100m Marischal Square redevelopment in Aberdeen and advising on a construction joint venture in relation to a significant Energy from Waste project”, according to a company spokesperson.

Malcolm McPherson, senior partner at HBJ Gateley, said, “Bringing in people of Alison’s and Anna’s calibre provides additional expert capacity across the firm as we continue to experience increasing client demand.

“The businesses we work with want to know they’re getting advice from the best legal teams available and we’re very focused on continuing to build our base of expert advisers across our chosen market sectors. “

He added, “Our corporate team continues to work on hugely interesting deals with some of Scotland’s most exciting companies, and our construction department is experiencing growth in demand as clients in the sector seek out opportunities in a strong market.”

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