Anderson Strathern hires commercial and real estate specialist as Partner

29/03/2022
Bruce Farquhar, Gavin Thain, Dixcee Fast, and Deborah Lovell of Anderson Strathern (Photo by Stewart Attwood)

SCOTTISH legal firm Anderson Strathern has hired commercial real estate and renewables specialist Dixcee Fast from Eversheds Sutherland as a Partner.  Fast, who was previously a trainee and Associate at Anderson Strathern, is one of Scotland’s leading lawyers on Scottish real estate matters in relation to clean energy projects including wind, solar, wave and tidal, from both the developer and landowner perspective.  

Fast will work alongside fellow partners Gavin Thain and Deborah Lovell and across the firm’s Energy and Commercial Real Estate teams, providing advice and support to clients like Crown Estate Scotland around offshore wind, wave and tidal, and associated pipeline and cable projects.  During her previous stint at Anderson Strathern, Fast was the firm’s first lawyer to go on secondment to the Crown Estate in London. 

As part of Fast’s remit at Anderson Strathern, she will support on energy projects and assignments across the UK, while playing a key role in supporting the next generation of the firm’s lawyers specialising in energy, renewables, and commercial real estate. 

Bruce Farquhar, Anderson Strathern’s Chair said: “We’re really pleased to have Dixcee back in the fold at the firm.  Dixcee was always one of our most talented young lawyers, has taken her career to the next level over the last few years, and is a real asset for us given her expertise in what is one of the most exciting and active sectors of industry, one that is also integral to our offering at Anderson Strathern.” 

Dixcee Fast, Partner, Anderson Strathern, said: “It’s great to be back at the firm, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and to see so many old and new faces alike.  Anderson Strathern has so many fantastic clients and is working on some of the most exciting energy and commercial real estate projects happening across Scotland today.  We have such a talented team, and I can’t wait to get started.” 

Last year, the firm was reappointed as legal adviser to Crown Estate Scotland, the body that manages a wide range of assets in Scotland, including around half the foreshore, almost all of the seabed, gold and silver rights, and extensive rural estates. 

Last month, Anderson Strathern reported revenue of £26.2 million in the year to 31st August 2021, up from £23.3 million in the previous financial year. 

In April 2021, the firm announced its latest acquisition, a merger with Shetland-based Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents.  

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