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Contact our solicitors in East Lothian

At Anderson Strathern, we represent individuals and organisations in respect of all of their legal needs. Our offices are conveniently situated in the centre of Haddington.

To speak to one of our team about a legal issue, contact us using the details below. The following legal links will also provide more information about the extensive legal services we offer:

    • For you
    • For your business
    • For the public sector

Get in touch with our solicitors in East Lothian

14 Court Street


East Lothian EH41 3JA

Tel: 01620 822 127

Fax: 01620 825 839

Email: info@andersonstrathern.co.uk

How to reach our solicitors in East Lothian

Reaching us by car

We are situated just off of the A6093 in the centre of Haddington with on-street parking nearby.

Reaching us by bus

Visit the Lothian Buses website to plan your journey.


We have wheelchair access at our East Lothian offices. If you have any accessibility needs, please telephone us in confidence, and we will do all we can to accommodate you and ensure that your visit to us is as straightforward and pleasant as possible.

Our legal services for you

Family Law

When a relationship ends, it can be a worrying and uncertain time. Our family law solicitors are understanding and approachable and will do all they can to support you through the difficult process of separation.

We know how hard it is to deal with issues such as new arrangements for children and deciding what will happen to the family home, and we will ensure that you have the expert guidance you need to help you face the future with certainty.

Our East Lothian family law solicitors have experience across the full range of family issues, including:

Medical negligence

On occasion, medical procedures and care can fail. If you have suffered loss or injury because of negligence on the part of a healthcare professional, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Our medical negligence team understand how difficult it is to take on a legal case and will do everything they can to ensure that the process is as easy as possible for you.

Our East Lothian solicitors represent clients in a wide variety of medical negligence claims, including:

Personal injury

If you have been injured through an incident that occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages to compensate you for what has happened. Our personal injury team have extensive experience in obtaining substantial claims and have won millions of pounds for our clients over the years.

Our East Lothian personal injury solicitors can represent you in respect of all claims, including:

Wills and succession planning

Putting a valid will in place can be crucial for your family and loved ones. As well as ensuring that they are looked after as you would wish, you can also structure your estate to be tax efficient so that your assets are protected from inheritance tax as far as possible. A will also gives you the chance to appoint guardians for your children where necessary and can go a long way to avoiding disputes over your estate in the future.

Our East Lothian wills and succession lawyers offer the following services:


Trusts are an excellent tax and estate planning tool. However, the law surrounding them can be complex, and it is important to engage an expert to ensure that you have the right advice and guidance.

At Anderson Strathern, our trusts lawyers have been helping families preserve their wealth for over 270 years. Our trusts experts include accredited Law Society of Scotland Trust Law specialists as well as members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Chartered Tax Advisors.

Our East Lothian trusts lawyers advise across a full range of trusts and estate structuring issues, including:


We have exceptional tax expertise and are known for our skill in maximising and protecting family assets. We can ensure that your affairs are compliant and that your tax situation is clear and unambiguous, with efficient decisions being made in respect of tax, including inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

Our East Lothian tax lawyers can assist with all tax matters, including:

Employment law for employees

Employment disputes can be particularly unpleasant and make going to work difficult and stressful. Our employment law team are approachable and supportive. We know how to handle complex and contentious employment issues, and we work proactively to try and resolve issues without delay.

Our East Lothian employment solicitors have extensive experience in a range of sectors, and our services include:

Residential property

Buying or selling a home is often stressful. Our team understands this and works to make the process as easy as possible. We know how important your transaction is to you, and we will do all we can to make sure the matter completes without delay.

Our East Lothian residential property lawyers deal with all types of property transactions, including:

  • Selling your home
  • Buying a home
  • High Net Worth residential property
  • Buy-to-let property
  • Remortgaging
  • Transfer of title
  • Property sourcing
  • Pre-sale appraisals

Our legal services for your business

Agricultural and rural law

At Anderson Strathern, we have been providing advice in respect of agricultural law and associated issues for many years, representing estate owners, family businesses, investors, lenders and individuals in respect of a full spectrum of rural matters.

Our team has outstanding experience in agricultural matters and includes Law Society of Scotland accredited Agricultural Law experts. We can also call on colleagues with expertise in a number of related areas, including planning law, environmental law, corporate law, construction, energy, tax planning, accountancy and succession planning.

Our East Lothian agricultural and rural law solicitors deal with all matters, including:

Commercial litigation

Commercial disputes have the potential to be extremely damaging to a business, causing disruption and taking up valuable time. Our commercial litigation team act for businesses of all sizes, from individuals to large corporations. We have a track record of success in dealing quickly and efficiently with disagreements, often without the need for a court hearing.

Our East Lothian commercial litigation lawyers have a high level of experience across a full range of issues, including:

Commercial property

Commercial property is a complex area of the law, with extensive liabilities and the potential for expensive mistakes. We deal with all aspects of the law in this area, representing clients in a range of sectors to ensure their investment is sound and that they have the robust legal agreements they need for their business.

Our commercial property solicitors in East Lothian have in-depth experience and can advise and represent you in respect of:

Corporate law

A strong legal foundation is a crucial part of business success and allows an organisation to expand and deal with complications and disputes from a solid legal standpoint. Our corporate law team have a wide range of experience combined with a strong commercial understanding.

Our corporate lawyers in East Lothian offer advice and expertise across a full range of corporate and commercial law issues, including:

Employment law for employers

Employment disputes can be problematic for employers, taking time away from work and potentially damaging employee relations and your business reputation. Early intervention is crucial, and our employment law team are frequently able to resolve disputes quickly before matters escalate and without the need for an employment tribunal hearing.

Our East Lothian employment lawyers offer advice and representation in respect of:

Hotels and tourism

We represent clients across all sectors of the hotel and tourism industry, dealing with the many legal aspects of their business. We understand the numerous challenges that exist, and our advice is tailored to take into account the state of the industry and to focus on the opportunities for recovery and growth.

Our hotels and tourism solicitors in East Lothian deal with the full spectrum of legal issues for the sector, including:

  • Purchases and sales
  • Corporate structuring and reorganisations
  • Hotel management and franchise arrangements
  • Funding and property finance
  • Investments and private equity
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Planning, development and construction
  • Employment – with specific HR on-site support
  • Licensing
  • Health and Safety
  • Commercial contracts

Tax and accountancy

At Anderson Strathern, we have industry-leading experts in the field of tax and accountancy. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge across all business tax, and tax planning matters, and our team also includes six Chartered Tax Advisors.

Our East Lothian tax and accountancy experts can advise you on all of your needs, including:

Transport law

Our transport lawyers comprise one of Scotland’s leading transport law teams, taking on substantial projects for major clients across the road, rail, maritime and aviation sectors.

Our East Lothian transport lawyers offer the following expertise:

  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Wet and dry leases
  • Contracts
  • Franchises
  • Supply agreements and supply chain issues
  • Public procurement
  • Brexit
  • International trade
  • Real estate
  • Employment law
  • Health and safety

Our legal services for the public sector

Education law

With an ever-increasing raft of legislation to comply with, the law can be a complex area for schools, colleges and universities. Our team works with a range of educational establishments to ensure compliance and deal with legal disputes.

Our education law solicitors in East Lothian have in-depth experience in representing those in the sector and can provide expert advice in respect of:

  • Employment law
  • Discrimination
  • Property
  • Procurement
  • Intellectual property
  • Freedom of information
  • Charity law
  • Regulation
  • Protection of vulnerable groups
  • Disputes

Housing law

We provide legal representation to housing associations, landlords and local authorities in respect of housing management in both the public and private sectors as well as in respect of housing developments. We also deal with dispute resolution, ensuring matters are dealt with effectively before a situation deteriorates.

Our East Lothian housing law solicitors have experience across the industry, including in:

  • Social housing
  • Property and development
  • Evictions and arrears
  • Dilapidations
  • Compulsory purchases
  • Access and servitude disputes

Local government law

We provide legal services to local authorities across a full range of issues. Our team have a strong understanding of the challenges facing the sector, including the political, social, economic and commercial issues that affect decisions. Our advice is provided in light of this and tailored to deliver fast and efficient assistance to deal with issues effectively and without unnecessary delay.

Our East Lothian local government lawyers offer expertise in:

  • Procurement, Competition Law and State Aid
  • Planning and Environment
  • Litigation
  • Housing
  • Debt Recovery
  • Family and Childcare
  • Education Law
  • Construction Law (contentious and non-contentious)
  • Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance Law
  • Property Law (residential and commercial)
  • Transportation Law
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Major Projects

Parliamentary law

Our parliamentary and public law team offers advice and guidance in respect of legislation, including legal drafting.

The services provided by our East Lothian parliamentary lawyers include:

  • Advising on the interpretation of legislation
  • Providing legislative drafting services
  • Acting as promoters of Private Bills in the Scottish Parliament

Professional regulation

The extensive regulations governing professional bodies can be hard to navigate. Our experts have a strong understanding of the legal requirements of various sectors and provide sound advice and guidance in respect of compliance. We also offer robust representation in respect of investigations and hearings.

Our East Lothian professional regulation solicitors represent professionals across all sectors, offering the following services:

  • Drafting rules and sanctions guidance
  • Investigation
  • Advocacy
  • Appeals
  • Judicial review

Charity law

Charities are required to comply with a substantial amount of legislation dealing with all aspects of their operation. Our charity lawyers provide sound legal advice to the sector, for organisations at every stage.

Our East Lothian charity law solicitors deal with the following:

  • Setting up a charity
  • Choosing the right legal form for a new charity
  • Charity reorganisations, mergers, amalgamations etc.
  • Charity governance
  • Charity policies and procedures
  • Charity fundraising
  • Trustee training and advice
  • Safeguarding
  • Charity accounts
  • Charity disputes
  • Winding up a charity