Legal firm Anderson Strathern has launched a Business Resilience Unit to support clients and business leaders across Scotland in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Drawing together specialist lawyers from across the firm, the unit is led by the firm’s chair, Bruce Farquhar, and director Neil Amner, who is also a member of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Business Advisory Group. It is supported by an online Business Hub with a COVID-19 company checklist, webinars and a podcast series among other initiatives. 

Mr Farquhar commented: "We know that COVID-19 has already developed into a global economic crisis, but we also know it’s a human crisis and so businesses need to respond on a human level with customers and their own people alike. During the pandemic we’ve been providing specialist advice directly and through our Business Hub, and there’s been real interest in that. Now we are helping our clients look ahead through the lens of the effects of COVID-19 and prepare for the impact of forthcoming areas such as climate change and Brexit."


Managing partner Murray McCall interviewed Scottish business figure and entrepreneur, Marie Macklin CBE, in the first of the podcast series. He reported: "What really came out of the interview with Marie Macklin was a sense of optimism that if we can collaborate in Scotland towards a more ethical purpose in mind, we can come out of the crisis in a position of strength."