Our People

Lydia Margaret Fotheringham - Partner

email: lydia@abl-law.co.uk

Lydia FotheringhamLydia has been with Anderson Beaton Lamond since the firm began in 2001, first as an associate then becoming a partner in 2003. During these years she has dealt with every aspect of General Legal Practice with her wide selection of established clients.

She specialises in agricultural law providing advice on farm purchase and sale, partnership, wills and all aspects of tenancies including rent review, succession and tenants’ right to buy. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Agricultural Law. Chambers Dictionary of the Legal Profession described Lydia as a "clear thinker" in the Agricultural Law Sector.  The product of a Fife farming family she now farms in partnership with her husband in rural Perthshire where they live with their young son. She has therefore hands on experience of the problems her clients face.

Schooled in Fife Lydia studied law at Edinburgh University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1996.

She is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Rural Affairs Committee and sits on the Law Society Agricultural Specialist  Approval Panel.

Peter John Stewart - Partner

email: peterstewart@abl-law.co.uk

Peter StewartOriginally from Fife, Peter is a farmer's son, who was educated at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline and Aberdeen University where he graduated with an honour's degree.  Peter began his legal career in Perth in 1998 before joining ABL in 2004.  He has an interest in a large number of areas focusing on residential and commercial conveyancing; trusts and executries; and agriculture. He is well respected nationally for his experience in the area of renewable energy.

A family man with three children, he spends his time out of the office playing golf and five-aside football. He is also the social convener of The Society of Procurators and Solicitors in Perth, a Director of Perth Show and a High Constable.

Lizzie McFadzean - Partner

email: lmcfadzean@abl-law.co.uk

Lizzie McFadzeanLizzie graduated from Aberdeen University completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University in 2000.  She joined ABL in 2005 becoming a Partner in 2008.

Lizzie deals with all types of property and has a particular interest in rural and agricultural work.  She has dealt with a number of purchase and sales of large farms, estates,  and the sales, purchases and options for the sale of  land for residential and commercial development. More recently she has specialised in the Forestry sector, where following a series of major transactions she has gained considerable expertise and reputation. She also deals with all connected matters such as access agreements, agricultural tenancies and undertakes a wide variety of general chamber work including residential and commercial purchase and sales, leases, transfers of title, re-mortgages and wills.

Outside of the office she is well known in equestrian circles, regularly show jumping and eventing.

Laura Cramb - Paralegal

email: lcramb@abl-law.co.uk

Laura CrambHaving previously been employed by one of the large Banks, Laura came into the Legal profession in 2000.  Living in Crieff and having taken some years out to bring up her three children, she decided that it was time to go back to work.  Laura joined a local Law Firm as a part-time secretary, and was very quickly persuaded that a role as a Paralegal would be both interesting and challenging. 

Laura gained her formal qualification in Wills, Trusts and Executries through Strathclyde University in 2002,   She then added a further advanced qualification in 2005.

She was delighted to make the move to Anderson Beaton Lamond in August 2007. She brings to the ABL team a wealth of experience in compassionately dealing with all the trauma of bereavement and the administration of the business side of Executry administration. She has a breadth of experience also in Trust and Attorneyship administration. She carries out all her tasks in these sometimes neglected areas with refreshing alacrity.

Our Support Team

Our support teamProbably the first people you will speak to when you contact the office will be one of our five strong Support Team.  They not only do all the typing but also deal with all the firm's telephone enquiries and reception duties as well as a great deal more behind the scenes. There is not much they haven’t tackled in our sphere of operations as they’ve progressed with us from manual typewriters and Pitman’s Shorthand to the miracles of modern technology.

They have managed to accumulate a combined total of over 170 years of legal experience which is remarkable since nobody admits to be over 30 years of age!