Peter Anderson joins Levy & McRae
Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP has confirmed the appointment of Peter Anderson, one of Scotland’s most experienced commercial litigation lawyers.
He has significant experience in cases involving professionals, particularly architects, engineers, surveyors, lawyers, accountants, and brokers; in cases involving directors and companies and other complex commercial disputes; in aviation (including helicopter tragic accidents); in insurance coverage claims and high value personal injury cases.
He acted for Pan Am in Scotland in all of the issues arising out of the Lockerbie disaster and in many cases arising out of tragic events in the North Sea including Piper Alpha. He was one of the first solicitor advocates in Scotland.
He holds appointments as a part-time sheriff; part-time tribunal judge at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Tribunal; member, Competition Appeal Tribunal (part-time); and chair of the Discipline Tribunal, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners have recognised his expertise at the highest level across multiple specialisms.
Mr Anderson said: “I am delighted to be joining Levy & McRae. I have known the firm and worked closely with them in some complex cases over four decades and against them quite often! I always felt that there was a close affinity between my own practice and that of the firm and now I am very excited at the prospect of working with their dynamic and highly successful team.”
William Macreath, chairman of Levy & McRae, commented: “Having known Peter for many years I look forward to working alongside him. His wealth of experience is highly regarded within legal circles and beyond.
“He brings an excellent bespoke practice which will blend extremely well with ours. He will be a huge asset to the firm and to our clients.”
David McKie, senior partner at Levy McRae, said: “Peter is one of the most respected and recognised lawyers in the country and comes to us with a peerless reputation. We are delighted that he is joining the firm.
“It was clear in our discussions that we wished to work together and we are very enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead. Peter can only enhance our extensive litigation offering.”
Prior to joining Levy & McRae from Addleshaw Goddard, Mr Anderson was a partner and latterly senior partner for more than 40 years at Simpson & Marwick, overseeing its merger with Clyde & Co in 2015.