Property and planning law specialists among nine new partners for Anderson Strathern

SCOTTISH law firm Anderson Strathern has promoted seven new partners and appointed a further two.

Among the seven directors being promoted to partner is Chris Devlin, a specialist in planning law with particular expertise in the housing and renewable energy sectors. Chris also advises on environmental law.

Neil Fraser, a specialist in property law, is also among the promotions. Neil handles complex issues, particularly in the housebuilding sector, although Anderson Strathern described his experience as ‘diverse’, spanning commercial leasing, non-contentious construction and even the acquisition and disposal of lighthouses.

Chris and Neil are joined by five more promoted partners: Danielle Edgar, who holds specialist accreditations in both family law and child law, employment law specialist Musab Hemsi, Gillian Murray, a commercial litigation specialist with an interest in contentious insolvency, Caroline Pringle, who specialises in estate planning and asset protection, with a particular focus on succession planning, inheritance and capital gains tax mitigation, and Sarah Phillips, an experienced litigator with over 25 years’ experience in fatal accident inquiries and defending motor, employer and public liability claims.

Newly appointed to the firm are partners Dawn Dickson and Sheila Tulloch. Dawn joins from Eversheds Sutherland, where she has spent the past seven years as a partner. Sheila joins from Orkney Islands Council, where she was service manager for legal services.  Sheila will lead Anderson Strathern’s Shetland office.

Anderson Strathern chair Fraser Geddes said, “Being able to promote so many of our directors to partner level this year is testament to the wealth of talent we have within the business. Neil and Chris are well known within the construction and property sector for their strong reputations and impressive experience in their fields.

“When I took over the reins as chair, I wanted to ensure we consciously invest in our existing team while continuing to attract Scotland’s top legal talent. Making sure that Anderson Strathern is a great place to work, through initiatives including our Entrepreneurial Leadership Programme, extensive training opportunities, our Net Zero Working Group and various social, CSR and ED&I events is working. These appointments give us every reason to be confident in the future and secure in the outstanding service we provide.”