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Scottish law firm bolsters team with new partners and directors

A Scottish law firm has strengthened its management team with a series of new partners and directors.

Independent law firm Anderson Strathern has promoted two new partners alongside six new directors.

New partners Gary Burton and Robbie Wilson are leading specialists within the company’s healthcare, public and regulatory team.

Gary specializes in personal injury actions and leads the firm’s Catastrophic Personal Injury unit.

(RL) Robbie Wilson and Gary Burton, newly appointed partners at Anderson Strathern with Bruce Farquhar, president of Anderson Strathern.

He is accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of Scotland in the regulation of professional conduct law and works in high-level regulatory matters in the fields of education, nursing and social care.

Robbie heads Anderson Strathern’s medical negligence unit, which has a multimillion-pound caseload of medical negligence cases in Scotland, including birth injuries, misdiagnoses and fatal claims.

He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in medical negligence and also sits on the committee which approves the medical negligence accreditations of other lawyers.

President Bruce Farquhar said, “I take great pride in helping colleagues develop their careers at Anderson Strathern.

“Their exemplary work makes us a modern and highly efficient law firm with qualified teams.

“Medical negligence cases are particularly important to the business as cross-referral opportunities drive performance and growth in other departments, such as trust work for the Private Client team and investment advice for our asset management services.”

Six other lawyers have been promoted to administrators: Elizabeth MacGregor (Commercial Real Estate/Rural Land and Business); Tom Docherty and Gillian Murray (Dispute Resolution); Robin Turnbull, (Employment, Immigration and Pensions); Karen Craig (Rural Lands and Business); Fiona Savage, Commercial Real Estate.

In April 2021, the firm announced a merger with Shetland-based Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents.

Founded in 1992, Anderson Strathern has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Shetland and East Lothian.