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Leading law firm, Blackadders LLP and respected Aberdeen-based Adam Cochran are to merge on 1 January 2014. The merged practice will have 21 partners and 170 staff and will trade under the Blackadders banner. Adam Cochran has particular expertise in the fields of private client, residential and rural property, family law and dispute resolution. The firm will offer a full service capability for business and private clients, acting for household name companies and charities, along with thousands of private individuals, many of whom are also clients of its Wealth Management unit.
Peter Robertson and Gareth Masson, partners at Adam Cochran, will become partners with Blackadders, while Ryan McKay, recently appointed a partner and head of the Dispute Resolution team, will be based principally in Aberdeen from the beginning of next year.
Promising early investment in the Aberdeen office at Adam Cochran's existing premises at 6 Bon Accord Square, Johnston Clark, managing partner, said: "We are delighted to be strengthening Blackadders for the future by joining forces with Adam Cochran, a long-established well-regarded law firm in Aberdeen. This will give the firm a strong and unique presence in the major centres on Scotland's east coast, offering a full range of services from our Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh offices. Our growth into a national firm will create increased strength and depth of client service."
Mr Clark said that the merger with Adam Cochran was motivated by a desire to establish a Blackadders office in the north-east to service its existing client base and to develop new business within the region.
Peter Robertson, managing partner at Adam Cochran commented "We share with Blackadders partners a vision of the highest quality of advice and service to our clients and the merger will provide great synergies. Gareth and I are delighted to be joining Blackadders, we expect to be busier than ever whilst providing continuity of service to our clients."
This latest move follows last year's successful merger between Blackadders and the long-established Edinburgh practice of McKay Norwell.
Prior to this week's announcement, Blackadders has appointed five new partners this year - a combination of internal promotions and lateral hires - and five trainees.
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