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Blackadders LLP and Aberdeen-based solicitors, Plenderleath Runcie are to merge on 8 April 2019. The merged practice will have 28 partners and over 230 staff and will trade under the Blackadders banner. Plenderleath Runcie has particular expertise in the fields of corporate law, commercial property and private client. The firm will offer a full service capability for business and private clients, acting for thousands of private individuals and several national ‘household name’ businesses and charities.
John Plenderleath, Colin Runcie and Neil Robb, Partners at Plenderleath Runcie, will become partners with Blackadders.
Johnston Clark, managing partner, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening Blackadders by joining forces with Plenderleath Runcie, a respected law firm in Aberdeen. This will give the firm a stronger presence in the city and will create increased strength and depth of client service.”
Mr Clark said that the merger with Plenderleath Runcie was motivated by a desire to service its existing client base and to develop new business within the region.
John Plenderleath at Plenderleath Runcie commented “There is a clear fit between our cultures; we share with Blackadders partners a vision of the highest quality of advice and service to our clients. The merger allows us to provide a wider range of services to our existing and future clients, who we would normally have to refer on to others if we did not have the relevant expertise or resources in-house. Joining with Blackadders gives us the ability to provide our clients with the complete legal service.”
This latest move follows the recent successful merger between Blackadders and the Glasgow based practice of Boyle Shaughnessy.