Sarah McKinlay joins Anderson Strathern’s Private Client team from former HBJ Gateley

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07 March 2018

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of highly regarded Private Client lawyer Sarah McKinlay who joins as a Consultant from the former HBJ Gateley, now Addleshaw Goddard, and brings with her a raft of experience across the full range of private client services.

Sarah has more than 20 years of expertise in the sector, with a particular focus on high net worth clients and executries. She also specialises in succession planning and working with business owners and their families, complementing the firm’s top level private client offering in these areas.

Sarah’s appointment follows several successful lateral hires into the firm’s private client team, including David Campbell from Balfour & Manson and Anne Henderson from DWF (formerly Biggart Baillie), and coincides with the recent announcement of dual-qualified partner Carole Tomlinson as the first woman to head Anderson Strathern’s Private Client team.

Sarah said:

I am delighted to be joining Anderson Strathern and am looking forward to working as part of such a well-respected, resourced and experienced team. The depth and focus of the expertise in the private client department, as well as the access to quality advice across the rest of the firm was what attracted me to the role.

Carole Tomlinson, Head of Private Client added: 

Sarah’s experience and expertise is a perfect fit with our existing team. Her background in dealing with high value cases and executries will be invaluable as we continue to add to the expertise we offer our clients across the family generations in wealth and succession planning, tax, trusts, wills and family welfare.

Last month Anderson Strathern announced a 2.5% increase in turnover to £21.5 million for the year to 31st August 2017, boosted by major client wins, panel appointments and organic growth across its private client, commercial and public sector practice groups.  Net profit at the firm grew 4% and profits per equity partner were up 9%.