Anderson Strathern's glasgow office brings 1.3m

by a staff writer
© The Herald
Originally published: 16.06.2008
Law firm Anderson Strathern has boosted turnover from its Glasgow office to 1.3m from a standing start since it opened up in the city two years ago.

This figure was revealed just nine months into the firm's financial year with the full-year figures expected to add another 300,000 to the total.

Robert Carr, chairman of Anderson Strathern, said: "We are delighted at these results. We said that we were opening an office in Glasgow to do business, and we have done exactly that."

The company has long had an Edinburgh presence, being formed in 1992 from the merger of J & F Anderson and Strathern & Blair which claim 200 years of history in the capital.

A key deal that bolstered its position in the west was a merger with commercial boutique Kerr & Co at the beginning of 2008. The firm now has a staff of 35 in the city.

It also recently hired private client specialist Chris Wilkin, who handles wealth management issues, which means that it can now offer its full range of legal services in Glasgow.

Anderson Strathern's client base includes international and national companies, public bodies, banks, property developers and investors, landowners, private clients and educational and further educational institutions.

Recent deals for the Glasgow office include acting for Bank of Scotland in relation to its financing of the acquisition of the Glasgow-based fashion retailer Cruise.

It also advised The Henderson Group in its acquisition of Knock Castle and the Roundelwood Health and Lifestyle Spa, Crieff and acted for Buccleuch Property in forming a joint venture with American investors in relation to the development of the Evolution Office building in Glasgow city centre.

The company as a whole has seen rapid growth. In November it announced a 21% increase in turnover to 18.6m for its 2006-2007 financial year, marking nine successive years of annual growth.