19 February 2019 at 15:05 BST

Scots firm takes radical route to leadership

Anderson Strathern appoints six directors for leadership training drive with promoted specialists groomed as future bosses of the firm.

Bruce Farquhar, Gary Burton, Victoria Simpson & Murray McCall Shutterstock

Six new directors at the firm will take part in a bespoke leadership training programme, which includes business development skills, coaching, business financials and each will have a partner mentor from outwith their own practice area. 

Bespoke programme

The chosen six for the bespoke programme are Victoria Simpson (Private Client), Gary Burton, Sarah Philips and Robbie Wilson (Dispute Resolution), Neil Fraser and Jon McGee (Commercial Real Estate) have all been promoted. The new directors will work closely with Anderson Strathern’s managing partner Murray McCall and the firm’s chair Bruce Farquhar. They join existing directors Neil Amner (Infrastructure, Transport & Brexit), Nick Howie (Corporate) and Pamela Keys (Employment).

‘win, win’

Mr McCall said, ‘we want to offer our clients the best possible service.  The appointment of the new directors sees us developing our senior talent by offering a promotion structure and leadership training that works for a modern law firm. Our directors will have a strong and secure foundation for their and for our future development at a time of exciting business growth for the firm.  It’s a win, win situation.’ Mr Farquhar said, ‘the director appointments are firmly part of our growth strategy, integral to which is a focus on having key people in place at both legal and business functions.’


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