4th November 2014

Blackadders expands the brand further with acquisitions in Edinburgh and Perth

Leading Scottish Law Firm Blackadders,  has agreed merger terms with companies in Edinburgh and Perth, bringing the number of offices  operated to six and further strengthen its position as one of the fastest-expanding law firms in Scotland.

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Pictured from left to right are: James Morris, Johnston Clark, David Reid, Alastair Duncan, Lindsay Darroch and Campbell Clark.

The larger of the two takeovers involves Condies, which is based in Tay Street in Perth city centre. Under the agreement, David Reid and James Morris of Condies become partners at Blackadders and Alastair Duncan a consultant. There will be no job losses as a result of the merger.

Condies is one of the oldest law firms in Scotland. Boasting a wide-ranging client base, it is widely recognised for expertise in trusts, the agricultural sector and wealth management.

Under the second deal, Edinburgh-based solicitor Colin Blaikie, currently operating from Broughton Street, will become a partner in Blackadders and move to the company’s base in the capital at 5 Rutland Square, along with all members of staff.

The changes will take effect from 1 October.

Johnston Clark, managing partner, Blackadders, commented: “We are delighted to have established a base in Perth, which is arguably the most important urban centre in the East of Scotland after Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh, where we already have a presence.The merger will further strengthen our position in the market and will have a positive impact on our clients.The move will enhance our presence and allow us an opportunity to further develop in Perth and Perhshire.” In Edinburgh, the addition of Colin Blaikie to our senior team will further strengthen the client services we already offer in the capital enhancing our team and adding to the development of this office since our merger with McKay Norwell in 2012”

These latest deals bring the number of acquisitions made this year by Blackadders to three, having taken over the long-established Aberdeen firm of Adam Cochran in January.

Mr Clark added: “The market for legal services in all our practice groups is changing and the partners believe that our growth into a national firm offers increased brand recognition and the resources required to take advantage of the opportunities this will create.”

Further information, contacts, etc.
Lindsay Darroch -01382 342262 or 07525101949

Lindsay Darroch
Partner – Head of Property

 

 

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