Nine new partners for Anderson Strathern

Nine new partners for Anderson Strathern

Pictured (L-R): Sheila Tulloch, Dawn Dickson, Musab Hemsi, Danielle Edgar, Gillian Murray, Chris Devlin, Caroline Pringle, Sarah Phillips and Neil Fraser

Anderson Strathern has promoted seven lawyers to partner and appointed a further two.

Newly appointed to the firm are partners Dawn Dickson and Sheila Tulloch. Ms Dickson joins the employment law team from Eversheds Sutherland, where she has spent the past seven years as a partner. Ms Tulloch joins from Orkney Islands Council, where she was service manager for legal services.

Among the seven directors being promoted to partner is Chris Devlin. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in planning law, he has particular expertise in the housing and renewable energy sectors.

Danielle Edgar holds specialist accreditations in both family law and child law from the Law Society of Scotland. She also sits as a member on the board of the charity, Sikh Sanjog. She appears regularly at Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland as well as running cases in the Court of Session with a particular focus on financial separations and also cases on behalf of local authorities in respect of children.

Also among the promotions is Neil Fraser, a leading specialist in property law. He handles complex issues, particularly in the housebuilding sector, although his experience is diverse, spanning commercial leasing, non-contentious construction and even the acquisition and disposal of lighthouses.

Employment law specialist Musab Hemsi, who is accredited by the WS Society and doubly accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of Scotland, has also been welcomed to the partnership.

A commercial litigator with an interest in contentious insolvency, Gillian Murray acts for a wide range of clients from commercial businesses and private individuals to government bodies.

Experienced litigator Sarah Phillips, with over 25 years’ experience is also joining the partnership.

Caroline Pringle joined the firm’s private client team as a director in May 2022, bringing with her a decade of experience in estate planning and asset protection, with a particular focus on succession planning, inheritance and capital gains tax mitigation.

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. Sheila and Dawn are outstanding hires, both have strong reputations and impressive experience in their fields. And, it’s great to see our next generation progressing and to hear their visions for the future.”

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