Anderson Strathern gears up for 2024 expansion with five appointments
Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern has reinforced its senior team with the appointment of a partner and a further four directors.
The move strengthens Anderson Strathern’s commercial property, corporate law, commercial litigation, tax & accountancy, and private client teams. The three new hires bring with them expertise in sectors such as renewables, intellectual property, and hospitality.
With more than 35 years in the profession, Kevin McGlone joins Anderson Strathern as a partner. Mr McGlone has extensive experience in buying and selling businesses across the UK for local and foreign investors and operators, specialising in the hotel, hospitality, and care sectors. When not acting for buyers or sellers, he also acts for various funders and for clients in the buying and development of student accommodation sites.
Janice Napier is a dual-qualified legal director with over 20 years’ experience in English and Scots property law, specialising in commercial property. Ms Napier advises on corporate cross-border property transactions, as well as assisting landowners and windfarm developers on small scale wind projects. She also acts for pension funds on the sale and purchase of commercial property.
Stephen Clark joins as legal director and has more than 15 years’ experience in commercial and corporate law. He is a notary public and holds a masters in information technology and telecommunications law. He advises on a broad range of issues, including M&A, joint ventures, restructuring, commercial contracts, corporate governance and has a particular specialism in equity investments.
Scott Flannigan has been promoted to director following 13 years at Anderson Strathern. A litigator, he recently won The Legal 500’s ‘Dispute Resolution Rising Star of the Year’ award. Mr Flannigan’s expertise spans commercial and corporate, professional negligence, health and safety, personal injury, human rights, and reparation law.
Sophia Li becomes a director after 15 years at the firm. A chartered tax adviser, Ms Li is an expert in tax, trust, and succession planning, and provides counsel to landowners, high net worth individuals, trusts, and family businesses. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Fraser Geddes, chair at Anderson Strathern, said: “On the back of a successful 2023, and the relocation of our office in Edinburgh to Capital Square, we’re aiming for continued growth in 2024.
“We are proud of our commitment to promote from within, while continuing to attract some of the best talent in the industry.”