Banking & Finance

Commercially-focussed advice

Banking & Finance

Stronachs’ specialist solicitors have expert knowledge of the legal issues and trends in banking and finance. Our understanding of the markets and sectors in which our clients operate ensures that our advice is always relevant.

Our expertise and track record in our key markets is extensive, with a particular emphasis on oil and gas, renewables, shipping, agriculture and fishing.

Our commercial approach to negotiations and efficient transaction execution is underpinned by experience. We take the lead on transactions and work collaboratively to forge productive relationships and achieve positive outcomes, while delivering value for money.

Stronachs acts for several UK clearing banks as a panel firm, several well-known large corporates and SMEs and some leading owner-managed businesses. We are regularly instructed by overseas banks and correspondent law firms on Scottish matters.


Corporate Finance

General or strategic funding requirements including sources of funding and structuring of transactions, commercial negotiation, drafting and negotiation of finance documents, security matters, due diligence, legal opinions and transaction project management.

Property Finance

Acquisition and development funding requirements, including sources of funding and structuring of transactions, commercial negotiations, drafting and negotiation of finance documents, security matters and due diligence (including reporting on title).

Oil & Gas

General corporate and project finance for acquisition and development of assets, including private equity and reserve base lending, AIM and ISDX listings, financing for associated assets including vessels and restructuring.


Corporate restructuring and insolvency, from covenant waiver / reset and debt restructures to corporate recovery and formal insolvency.


Solar, hydro and wind project financing across the North of Scotland, acting with landowners, developers, communities and banks.


Third Sector

General and project finance in the context of community-based and not-for profit structures including sources of funding, commercial negotiations and project management.

Cross Border


Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Neil Forbes

Partner, Corporate
T: 01224 845 847
M: 07740 841 284

Ross Linn

Partner, Corporate
T: 01463 663 390
M: 07811 958 214

Callum Armstrong

Partner, Corporate and Energy
T: 01224 845 862
M: 07552 686 972

Liz Stewart

Partner, Commercial Property
T: 01224 845 859
M: 07587 034 705

David Rennie

T: 01224 845 815
M: 07711 485 130

Banking & Finance News & Insights

Cybersecurity for Professional Services Seminar with Mitigo

November 15, 2023

Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 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.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Promotions June 2023

June 1, 2023

On 1 June 2023 Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, announced a number of internal promotions. 

Neil Forbes, on behalf of the Board, said:

“We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten Anderson of our private client team and Callum Armstrong of our corporate team have been assumed as Partners.  Both joined Stronachs as trainees and it is testament to their ability and commitment to the firm and its clients that they have achieved partnership at this stage of their career.