12th February 2015

Blackadders Announces Four Senior Appointments

Blackadders are pleased to announce new lead partners for its offices in Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen.

Fraser Hardie, has joined the firm to head up the firm’s Edinburgh office, working within the commercial property group.

With vast experience in property and construction legal work, Fraser has served as a partner with four other major law firms.

Joanne Grimmond, partner in the residential property department in Dundee, will  head up the Blackadders Perth office and Ryan McKay, partner and head of the dispute resolution team, will head up the office in Aberdeen.

The firm is also delighted to announce that agricultural and renewables lawyer Gail Clarke has joined the firm as a Director in our Rural Land and Business Department.  With over 20 years’ experience, Gail will also be based at the Blackadders’ Edinburgh office.  Gail deals with all aspects of rural property, and regularly advises landowners, farmers developers and commercial clients in respect of land and forestry acquisitions and sales, agricultural law, farms, sporting and fishing rights and minerals.  Gail is also a specialist in renewable energy matters, having been involved in over 100 wind farm, hydro, Anaerobic Digestion and other renewable projects for clients.

Johnston Clark, managing partner, commented: “We are delighted that Fraser and Gail have agreed to join us.  Blackadders are continuously working to expand and improve its service and our clients in Edinburgh will, I am confident, benefit from their specialist expertise in a range of services. 

“I am equally delighted that Joanne and Ryan will be heading up our offices in Perth and Aberdeen and am confident they will prove to be extremely successful in their new roles.”

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