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Keith Anderson

Keith is a Partner in our Litigation and Sport team. He is recognised as a leader in his respective fields and well-respected for her particular strength advising on high profile matters for both individuals and businesses.


The “go to man in a crisis” and “a ferocious litigator” who “will fight tooth and nail for his client”, Keith is a well-known commercial litigator in the Scottish Courts. Keith is driven by the team’s culture to constantly strive to achieve results for his clients.
Keith’s practice is predominantly in the commercial courts in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court. He is used to working with the country’s top silks and has developed a niche in dealing with the increasing volume of cases that require management of significant volumes of data. He has run multiple Sheriff Court proofs and debates. At any one time, he also has a significant number of cases dealing with a variety of legal issues arising from deceased estates.
Keith is well known in Scottish football circles and is often sought out by cubs, players, representatives and solicitors in foreign jurisdictions for advice in relation to a wide range of legal issues that arise in professional sport.


• Sole advisor on all insolvency and regulatory matters for the administrators of Heart of Midlothian plc in 2013/2014.
• Sought out and seconded in as acting in house counsel for Rangers Football Club in 2014.
• Successful petitioner for Judicial Review for charity seeking to overturn decision of local authority to levy non-domestic rates (Centric Community Project v Aberdeen City Council [2019] CSOH 76).
• Acted for Heart of Midlothian and Partick Thistle in Court of Session and SFA Arbitration in 2020.
• Instructed my high profile clients in business, sport and politics in relation to a variety of contentious matters.
• Ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers


• Commercial litigation
• Contentious private client
• Sport
• Property disputes
• Reputation management
• Cross border disputes