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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.  

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What is the Register of Overseas Entities?

Following the introduction of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “Act”) earlier this year, a new public register controlled by Companies House, the Register of Overseas Entities (the “ROE”), launched on 1 August 2022. The Act had been expected to be introduced for a number of years, however, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Act was fast-tracked to the top of the political agenda and received royal assent on 15 March 2022. The main purpose of the ROE is to provide transparency by recording details of foreign owners of property and land in the UK to ensure these individuals cannot hide their identity behind a chain of shell companies. This should allow law enforcement agencies to investigate suspicious wealth more effectively.

The 2022 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide has been published and we are delighted to announce that the Stronachs STEP accredited Private Client team continue to be recognised and ranked as Band 2 within the guide. 

June 2022

Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, has announced a number of internal promotions. 

Stronachs’ managing partner, Neil Forbes, said: “On behalf of all of the Partners, I am delighted to announce that Deborah Law of our Dispute Resolution team has been assumed as a partner of the Firm. It is a very well deserved promotion. Deborah trained with the Firm and it is great to see another member staff come through the ranks to achieve partnership.”

Our Private Client team are supporting The Highland Hospice.  During the month of May they are offering a free Will writing service in return for a donation to the Hospice.  To find out more about this initiative please contact Karyn Richmond, who will be happy to provide further details.  

During April 2022 there are a  number of employment law changes.

Click on the image to access our updated Employment Team Fact Card PDF guide.

The Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021 (Regulations) come into force today for a time limited period.

These Regulations extend the period of self-certification for Statutory Sick Pay from 7 days to 28 days.

Stronachs LLP has appointed Stuart Murphy as its first chief operating officer (COO) as the full-service, independent law firm gears up to meet its ambitious plans for growth.    

Mr Murphy will be responsible for leading operational and financial management at the firm and will oversee Stronachs’ HR and IT teams across its Aberdeen and Inverness offices. Mr Murphy will have a key role in the development and implementation of the firm’s strategy, improving systems and processes to provide a platform for growth.

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