GILLESPIE MACANDREW APPOINTS PERTH SOLICITOR
26 Apr, 2012
Anne Curtis has been appointed by Gillespie Macandrew as an Associate in its Land and Rural Business team. She was formerly with Thorntons and is the first new appointment to be based in Gillespie Macandrew’s planned Perth office, which will be opened this summer and provide a full service to clients based in Perthshire, Kinross and Angus. The 2,000 sq. ft. premises are located at Broxden House, Lamberkine Drive, Perth.
Ian Turnbull, managing partner of Gillespie Macandrew, states: “I am pleased to announce the location of our Perth office which will be at Broxden on the city’s outskirts. We looked at several potential sites and this one offers us an ideal location with easy access for clients as it sits adjacent to one of the area’s main road interchanges and, for any farmers, next door to the Department of Agriculture [SGRIPD] office.”
Alistair Anderson, one of the partners who will be based in the Perth office, adds: “We are delighted that Anne is joining us. It is important that we have members of the team who are already well-known and engaged in the local business community to work alongside their colleagues who will transfer to Perth from our Edinburgh office.”
Anne Curtis is an experienced solicitor, specialising in land and rural business, one of Gillespie MacAndrew’s principal areas of expertise. She has worked in Perth for 16 years, with three local firms in total and also in Edinburgh. Initially working in commercial law, Anne has specialised in the rural sector for most of her career to date, dealing with the sale and purchase of estates and farms and other businesses operating in this sector. This includes clients in the hotel industry, forestry and fishing and acting for tenants and landlords in matters relating to agricultural leases.
Anne Curtis comments: “I am very much looking forward to the new challenge of helping my colleagues expand our services in Perth and Kinross and in Angus. Gillespie Macandrew already has a significant number of clients in the area, but our intention is to grow the firm in this important region – and much further afield – where rural businesses are a mainstay of the economy.”