Anderson Strathern marks the New Year by announcing a growth in profits

Anderson Strathern has marked the start of 2015 by reporting a turnover of £21.5 million and a 12 per cent growth in profits in its 2013/2014 financial results.

The results reflect a strong performance in a legal market which continues to see mergers as well as the disappearance of well-known names.

The growth in profits coincided with a year in which:

  • Murray McCall was appointed new managing partner and the Glasgow office moved to new flagship premises on George Square
  • the firm’s specialisms were recognised with Band 1 rankings in theChambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories including in administrative & public law agriculture & estates, banking, education, employment, healthcare, human rights, medical negligence and parliamentary & public affairs
  • Sara Jalicy joined as partner to lead the firm’s residential property team, one of the youngest partner appointments in Scotland; there were 12 solicitor promotions and 11 trainees were retained as NQ solicitors.
  • the firm’s full service credentials were recognised with shortlistings for employment team of the year, litigation team of the year, public sector team of the year, residential property team of the year and Sara Jalicy as rising star of the year at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards
  • the firm was re-accredited as a Gold Investor in People and became a “living wage” employer
  • there were a host of re-appointments and new clients were won, including the Architects’ Registration Board, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, University of the West of Scotland,Edinburgh College, City of Glasgow College, and High Life Highland
  • the firm was involved in, among other deals, the sale of Drambuie toWilliam Grant, the sale of UPM’s UK forestry portfolio, the sale ofNHP’s Scottish care homes, and several million pounds worth of property deals in England.
  • Murray McCall, managing partner, is positive about the future. He said: “Profits were significantly improved last year and the firm’s turnover in the first quarter is also up in a market where some are struggling and we have seen the disappearance of some well-known legal names.

    “I am delighted with Anderson Strathern’s strong performance; delivering great results for our clients week in, week out.”

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