Partner promotion and senior hire for Anderson Strathern
Anderson Strathern has made a duo of senior appointments, with a partner promotion and a hire to its residential property team.
Jemma Richardson, deputy head of the firm’s residential property department, is appointed a partner, while Edwina de Klee joins as purchase & new business manager from London-headquartered Garrington Property Finders.
Ms Richardson joined Anderson Strathern from Simpson & Marwick at the beginning of 2020, expanding the firm’s client base since then as deputy head of residential property, working alongside partner and head of residential property Sara Jalicy. She has extensive experience on the purchasing and sales sides of the high value residential property market in Scotland. Ms Jalicy and Ms Richardson are both former winners of the Rising Star of the Year award at the Scottish Legal Awards, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Ms de Klee previously held roles at Grant Property as associate director for investment; as a manager at Douglas & Gordon; and as sales negotiator at Savills earlier in her career. She brings experience working in the prime and investment markets in both Scotland and London.
Ms Jalicy said: “Our mission is to build the best residential conveyancing team in Scotland, and the appointments of Jemma and Edwina us closer to realising that ambition. The appointments strengthen our offering at a time when we’re experiencing rapid growth.”
She added: “The market has been remarkably buoyant throughout the pandemic, in part as many city dwellers make the move to country living. The team also recently secured its first public sector residential tender contract, so however the market develops through the second half of the year, we are set to remain incredibly busy.”