Karyn Watt > Anderson Strathern > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Anderson Strathern

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Head of infrastructure, specialising in projects and procurement (adviser to National Specialist Contractors Council; legal representative on Drafting Committee of Scottish Building Contracts Committee); accredited mediator. The quality of work by this firm and Karyn Watt in particular is outstanding. Karyn has an exceptional ability to grasp and handle complex issues and shows attention to detail and provides advice in a timely manner. Karyn is knowledgeable, very accessible and answers all questions. She is very professional as well as friendly.


Trained Clark & Wallace, Aberdeen; qualified 1985; partner in private practice for 20 years; in-house legal director for seven years; admitted New York Bar 2002; partner Anderson Strathern 2003; accredited specialist in construction. In 2013, Karyn was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.


French, German (basic).


New York Bar; WS Society.


St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen; Aberdeen University (1982 LLB; 1983 DipLP).


Film making.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Real estate > Construction

Anderson Strathern‘s ‘very approachable‘ team has experience in construction and tender matters pertaining to infrastructure, urban regeneration and housing projects, including associated disputes, while also handling construction financing work. Its client portfolio includes various public sector bodies and education institutions alongside contractors and developers. Karyn Watt is the main contact.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects

The projects team at Anderson Strathern is best known for its work in public sector regeneration, public procurement, construction and the education sector. The group notably acts for the Scottish government, mainly on road infrastructure projects, and regularly collaborates with the firm’s transport sub-team. Practice head Karyn Watt specialises in construction law and the Glasgow-based Audrey Cameron leads the public sector group.