Scottish legal firm Anderson Strathern announces 25 promotions  

Left to right are Mandy Armstrong, Jemma Forrest, Laura McCabe, Danielle Edgar and Lucy Thornton of Anderson Strathern (by Stewart Attwood)

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  • Promotions cover Director, Senior Associate, Associate, Senior Solicitor, Senior Paralegal, Senior Accredited Paralegal, and Senior Legal PA roles
  • Laura McCabe, Danielle Edgar, and Ewan Regan promoted to Director
  • Independent Scottish legal firm builds on strong year of client activity and series of partner and director appointments during the first half of 2021
  • Anderson Strathern Managing Partner Murray McCall: “Our people have always been our most important asset at Anderson Strathern, and it’s great to see so many talented lawyers and specialists continuing their career progression within the firm”
  • On the client side, in June, the firm announced that it had been reappointed as legal adviser to Crown Estate Scotland, adding to a series of client wins across the commercial and public sectors over the last six months  
  • In April, Anderson Strathern announced its latest acquisition, a merger with Shetland-based Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents

ANDERSON Strathern has made twenty-five promotions – including at Director, Senior Associate and Associate level – as the independent Scottish legal firm builds on a strong year of client activity to date, and series of hires and appointments at partner and director level during the first half of 2021.  

The three Senior Associates promoted to Director are Laura McCabe, Danielle Edgar, and Ewan Regan – Laura McCabe is a Solicitor Advocate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation team in Edinburgh, Danielle Edgar is a lawyer in the firm’s Family Law practice in Edinburgh and is also a member of the Law Society’s Civil Legal Aid Committee, and Ewan Regan works in the Corporate team based in Edinburgh and is one of Scotland’s foremost advisers on employee ownership and the use of Employee Ownership Trusts. 

In other promotions: Anne Lawrie and Mandy Armstrong are both promoted from Associate to Senior Associate; Laura Bowen, Liam Smith, Lucy Thornton, and Jemma Forrest are promoted from Senior Solicitor to Associate; and Stuart Orr, Kirsty Nicoll, Emily Fleet-Grant, Nick Dobbs, Ysabeau Middleton, Francesca Glendinning, Sarah Donnachie, Jamie Devlin, and Rory Knox are all promoted from Solicitor to Senior Solicitor.  

Additionally, Arlene Hall, Kirsty Maitland, and Elaine Caricato move up from Paralegal to Senior Paralegal, while Jackie Curran steps up from Accredited Paralegal to Senior Accredited Paralegal.  Also, Legal PAs Susan Hossack, Louise Lawson, and Angie Lister are each promoted to Senior Legal PA. 

Anderson Strathern’s Managing Partner Murray McCall said: “The promotions we are announcing today illustrate the high standards and wide range of professional skills we have across the firm.  Our people have always been our most important asset at Anderson Strathern, and it’s great to see so many talented lawyers and specialists continuing their career progression within the firm.”

Also, at the beginning of September, eight newly-qualified solicitors started with Anderson Strathern and ten trainee solicitors began their traineeships. 

On the client side, in June, the firm announced that it had been reappointed as legal adviser to Crown Estate Scotland, adding to a series of client wins across the commercial and public sectors over the last six months.  

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

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