Accreditations & Awards
Our accreditations and awards showcase the full spectrum of our client focus, our culture of employee inclusion and professional development, as well as our progressive ethical approach to business and to the wellbeing of our people.
We’ve won awards acknowledging our first-rate legal work and the way we operate overall. They take into account the strength of our client service, our flexible learning and development plan – we ran over 550 training courses last year – which enhances business skills, as well as providing professional development and enabling our people to continue to deliver outstanding legal advice to our clients.
Our accreditations cover the investments we’ve made, and continue to make, to make our firm a great place for our people to work and to ensure that we provide second to none service to our clients. From providing a living wage to all of our staff and contractors, to ensuring our clients’ information is as secure as it can be, we make an effort to ensure we’re the firm of choice for our clients, our people and for the very best in emerging talent.
Anderson Strathern holds a Law Firm of the Year double accolade, having won Firm of the Year at The Scottish Legal Awards, following our earlier win of Scottish Law Firm of the Year at The Herald Law Awards of Scotland.
Investing in our people
Anderson Strathern was the first law firm in Scotland to earn the double Gold Investors in People and Investors in Young People accreditations. We are proud to see the effort we put into our peoples’ development recognised in this way.
Management systems standards
We were the first Scottish law firm to be certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, we are also certified to ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management, Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management, and ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management. Our Standards are certified by world-leading independent certification bodies, and externally audited on a regular basis.
Living Wage Scotland
We believe paying the Living Wage – an hourly rate based on the cost of living in the UK – is appropriate for an ethical and responsible business. We’ve been accredited as a Living Wage Employer since 2015.
Recognition of professional development
We understand the value of enabling professional development and we’re accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is the global professional association for practitioners specialising in family inheritance and succession planning.
Scottish Business Pledge
In 2015, to demonstrate our commitment to our employees, clients and the Scottish economy, we signed the Scottish Business Pledge. It’s a Scottish Government initiative requiring signatories to uphold the principles of fairness, equality, opportunity and innovation in the workplace.
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