Anderson Strathern wins key role on Crown Estate panel

Scottish firm Anderson Strathern has been reappointed to advise The Crown Estate on its Scottish portfolio on a three-year mandate, after surviving a competitive tender review.

The Scottish portfolio includes the seabed around the Scottish coastline and much of the foreshore, rural estates throughout Scotland, including Glenlivet in Moray and Applegirth in Dumfries, and commercial properties in Edinburgh, such as Princes Exchange.

The appointment for the Scottish portfolio continues the wide-reaching review the Crown Estate launched of external legal services for its £6bn estate last year.

Under the review, SJ Berwin was appointed to advise on the Regent Street portfolio while Burges Salmon and Pemberton Greenish were appointed to jointly advise on residential properties.

Forsters was appointed to advise on City, midtown, West End and Kensington properties.

A further appointment to advise on the rural estate will be made later this year.

In a statement, Crown Estate head of legal Vivienne King said: “Anderson Strathern have a unique understanding of our business in Scotland and demonstrated a commitment in their tender to working with us to place themselves firmly alongside the culture and values of The Crown Estate.”