Lydia Margaret Fotheringham - Partner
Lydia has been with Anderson Beaton Lamond since the firm began in 2001, becoming a Partner in 2003. A Solicitor with over 20 years’ experience she is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Agricultural Law and has vast experience in advising clients on all aspects of Agricultural Law including acting in a number of large farms, estates and forestry transactions. More recently Lydia completed a Diploma in Trusts and Estates and is now a Registered Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP). She advises farming families on all aspects of succession planning including wills and inheritance tax. Originally from a Fife farming family Lydia now farms in partnership with her husband in rural Perthshire where they live with their young son. She therefore has hand on experience with the practical problems her clients face. Schooled in Fife Lydia studied Law at Edinburgh University before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. 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
Originally from Fife, Peter is a farmer’s son, who was educated a Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline and Aberdeen University who graduated with an Honours Degree. Peter began his legal career in Perth in 1998 before joining Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2004 and becoming a Partner in 2007. He has an interest in a large number of areas and focusing on residential and commercial conveyancing, trusts and executries and Agricultural Law. He is well respected nationally for experience in the area of renewable energy. A family man with three children, he spends any free time out of the office when not spent ferrying his children around, playing golf and five aside football. He is also Social Convenor of the Society of Procurators and Solicitors in Perth, a Director and past Chairman of Perth Show and a High Constable.
Lizzie McFadzean - Partner
Lizzie joined Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2005 and became a Partner in 2008. She deals with all types of property and has a particular interest in rural and agricultural work where she has dealt with a number of purchases and sales of large farms and estates, and the sales, purchases and options for the sale of land for residential and commercial development. Over the last 10 years she has specialised in the forestry sector where following a number 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 purchases and sales, leases, transfers of title, powers of attorney and wills.
Laura Cramb - Paralegal
Laura is an extremely experienced executry paralegal having gained her formal qualification in wills, trusts and executries through Strathclyde University in 2002 and adding a further advance qualification in wills, trusts and powers of attorney in 2005. She joined Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2007 and brings to the team a wealth of experience in compassionately dealing with the trauma of bereavement and the business side of executry administration. She has a breadth of experience also in trusts and attorneyship administration. She carries out all her tasks in these sometimes neglected areas with refreshing alacrity. Outside of the office Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and also travelling when time allows.
Rachel Scanlon – Solicitor
Rachel qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and joined Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2015. She is primarily involved in all aspects of residential conveyancing and with over 10 years of experience in this area brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the clients whom she advises including sales, purchases, transfers of title, equity releases and remortgages. Rachel also has experience in commercial property sales, purchases and leases. Rachel prides herself in offering a friendly, practical and efficient service for all her clients which is shown in her extensive client base which is largely built from repeat clients and their referrals. Outside of work Rachel enjoys socialising, skiing and spending time with her young family.
Ross I. McNaughton – Solicitor
Ross qualified as a Paralegal in 2005 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2015. He joined Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2017. Ross has considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing and leases including renewable energy development. Ross worked for law firms in Dunfermline and Glasgow before making the move to Perth. Outside of the office Ross enjoys spending time with his young family in the great Perthshire outdoors.
Louise E. Wilson – Solicitor
Louise qualified as a Solicitor in 2017. After completing her traineeship with a large solicitor estate agency firm in Aberdeen she moved to Anderson Beaton Lamond in early 2017. Louise deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and private client work including sales, purchases, transfers of title, wills and powers of attorney. When she is not working Louise enjoys hillwalking, travelling, reading and supporting Scotland Rugby Team.
Our Support Team
Probably 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!