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Addleshaw Goddard

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Anne Struckmeier

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Construction and infrastructure/shipping.


Anne is a Partner and head of Contentious Construction in Scotland. She specialises in construction and engineering disputes, with considerable experience in a number of sectors including PFI/PPP, energy, utility infrastructure, education, retail, health and safety, and disputes arising from waste management. She also has a contentious shipping practice, covering the full spectrum of disputes in the sector. Anne is experienced in the full range of dispute resolution forums, including mediation, adjudication, expert determination and court action. She is an accredited specialist in construction law with the Law Society of Scotland and dual-qualified in Scotland and England and Wales. She is also a solicitor advocate.


Trained Balfour & Manson; qualified 1996; assistant Balfour & Manson; associate RPC, London; senior associate Macroberts; senior associate and partner HBJ Gateley 2012 to date.


Law Society of Scotland.


West Calder High School; University of Edinburgh (1993 LLB Hons; 1994 DipLP).


Equestrian sports.

Scotland: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Addleshaw Goddard, whose Scotland-based team is a core part of the wider UK network, has grown its portfolio of high quality work since it merged with HBJ Gately in 2017. The firm has won key mandates across a number of areas, including energy, insolvency, banking, tax and shipping. The firm benefits from the strong capabilities of its team in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation. Lynsey Walker (who is one of five solicitor advocates in the group) and Antonia Grieve recently acted for Promontoria as the pursuer at the Court of Session in Promontoria (RAM) Limited v Moore; this matter concerned the implications of a transfer of a guarantee of bank borrowings. In another matter, Simon Catto is representing Frank A Smart & Son Limited at the Supreme Court in a VAT dispute with HMRC. Alan Sinclair is a well-known name in the Glasgow insolvency market, and his other work includes shareholder disputes and matters arising from sales of businesses. Joan Devine is experienced in property litigation, and also contentious banking and insolvency matters. Anne Struckmeier is recommended for infrastructure-related construction disputes. Managing associates Edward Gratwick and Rachael Bicknell are other notable figures in the team.

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Scotland: Real estate


Within: Construction

Addleshaw Goddard, which merged with HBJ Gateley in 2017, has invested in its construction offering in Scotland by hiring legal director Helen Hutcheson from Dentons. Hutcheson specialises in drafting and negotiating construction contracts and ancillary construction agreements, as well as third party development and funding documentation. In addition, managing associate Peter Clyde joined from niche London-based construction and property firm Decimus Fearon LLP; he also has previous in-house experience at Balfour Beatty. Alison Horner heads up the firm's non-contentious practice, which has historically been known to provide full-service support to developers on the construction aspects of PFI/PPP, NPD and hub projects, as well as matters involving areas such as renewable energy, education, hotels and leisure, and retail. The practice also now generates work from funders and funds in other sectors throughout Scotland and the UK. In addition, the firm is increasingly active in construction matters connected with the utilities and residential development sectors. Managing associates Andrew Fairlie and Suzanne Murphy are other practitioners who undertake non-contentious construction work. Horner and Murphy advised BAM Construction Limited on the Blairdardie and Carntyne DBFM project. In another matter, Horner is acting for Moda Living in the construction aspects of Scotland's first PRS scheme. The firm's contentious work is led by Anne Struckmeier, who is particularly active in PFI/NPD, waste and energy disputes.

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