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The 2023 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK was launched on 20 October with partners Neil Forbes and consultant David Rennie of the ranked corporate/M&A department, and partners James Downie and James Muir of the ranked energy team, being singled out for individual commendation.  In addition, partners Anya Duncan, of the employment division, and Robert McDiarmid who heads up the Dispute Resolution team, were recognised by the guide.  

Stronachs’ managing partner, Neil Forbes, said: “We are very proud to see our teams being recognised and so many individual members of our team receive personal commendations in the latest editions of these two acclaimed guides.   We recognise these recommendations are the result of the collective efforts and continuing work and support of all team members.”

“Each year we see additional colleagues being included in the guides and it is extremely pleasing that our agricultural & estates practice has been highlighted as one to watch. It demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional insight and advice to our clients across our full range of legal services.  The Board would like to thank all who have contributed to these rankings.”

The Legal 500 report of 28 September recommends the firm for its work across Scotland in five practice areas; corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources, private client and commercial real estate and, in addition, the firm is considered ‘one to watch’ within the agricultural & estates category. 

Individually, the firm’s recommended professionals are: corporate and commercial partners Ross Gardner, Neil Forbes, and Malcom Donald, with Neil Forbes being recognised as a Leading Individual in the sector.  From the dispute resolution team partners Robert McDiarmid and Colin Sandilands are highlighted.

From the energy team James Downie has again been recognised as a Leading Individual in the practice area with partners Ewan Neilson, James Muir and Malcolm Donald receiving recommendations.   

Within the private client team partner Jaclyn Russell is joined by Senior Associate Karen Oliver and Associate Karyn Richmond. Finally from the commercial property team, partners Duncan Campbell, Liz Stewart, Emma Stephen, David Marshall and Ross Linn of our Inverness office have been recommended. 

David Marshall and Jaclyn Russell head up the newly included agriculture and estates practice.

Stronachs provides legal services from its Aberdeen and Inverness offices to private and commercial clients in all sectors including the rural economy, banking, energy, property and construction.

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