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.
Heather graduated from Edinburgh University and completed Traineeship with Anderson Beaton Lamond in the summer of 2021 and now works as an Assistant Solicitor within the Firm. Heather deals with all aspects of residential, rural and commercial conveyancing, commercial leasing, Wills and Powers of Attorney. Outside the office Heather enjoys socialising with friends and family, getting outdoors for hill walk or travelling to new places.
Kirsty joined Anderson Beaton Lamond in 2015 having graduated from Abertay University. Kirsty then completed her specialist qualification in Wills, Trust and Executries at the University of Strathclyde in 2017 and is now an accredited Paralegal of the Law Society of Scotland. Kirsty advises both individuals and families on a range of private client matters including the drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney, Executries and Inheritance Tax.
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!