Legal firm Anderson Strathern appoints tax director with 30 years' experience

Anderson Strathern, the Edinburgh-headquartered legal firm, has bolstered its private client team with the appointment of a new tax director.

Martin Campbell, Carole Tomlinson and Alison Pryde of Anderson Strathern. Picture: Chris Watt
Martin Campbell, Carole Tomlinson and Alison Pryde of Anderson Strathern. Picture: Chris Watt

Alison Pryde, who joins from Gillespie Macandrew, brings nearly 30 years’ experience providing tax advisory services, with a particular focus on rural landowners, family businesses, professional partnerships, landlords and high net worth individuals.

She was previously a senior tax manager with Chiene + Tait, RSM and EY. Pryde will be one of eight chartered tax advisers at the firm, working alongside a team of around 50 specialist lawyers, accountants and tax experts.

Anderson Strathern has 51 partners and 266 employees across Edinburgh Glasgow and Haddington, East Lothian. Clients include Buccleuch Estates, the Scottish Government, Scotmid and Apex Hotels.

Carole Tomlinson, partner and head of private client, said: “We continue to focus on having the preeminent private client practice in Scotland and Alison’s appointment fits very much into this strategy.

“The last 12 months have presented an array of challenges for people and it’s increasingly important for us to have the best mix of specialist lawyers and tax experts to make life easier for our clients. We’ve also experienced an upswing in client activity and so we’re building the team out to match this growth.”

Martin Campbell, partner and director of tax services, added: “The freezing of a range of personal tax allowances, exemptions and bands means it is more important than ever for people to be protecting their wealth by maximising the tax benefits available to them while minimising their tax exposure.”

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