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Blackadders has reinforced its Management Board with the election of two new Partners to the group.
Emma Gray and Petra Grunenberg assume their new roles immediately and will support the further growth and development of Blackadders’ business plan. Their appointments mean Blackadders has equal male and female representation on its Management Board. They join Managing Partner Johnston Clark and head of Business Services Campbell Clark.
Emma, who joined the firm as a Partner in 2013, heads up the Commercial Property team. She is dual qualified in Scottish and English law, allowing her to work on UK-wide portfolios. Emma is highly experienced in commercial property acquisitions and disposals, developments and investments and landlord and tenant work across sectors including retail, office and leisure.
Petra leads the Rural Land & Business team at Blackadders. She joined in 2002 and was named a Partner in 2006. She acts for a number of landowners, tenants, developers and institutions across Scotland and oversees a team which deals with rural and commercial conveyancing, farm estate sales and purchases, investment property, renewable energy projects, agricultural tenancies and more. Both Emma and Petra are recommended lawyers by the prestigious law guide, Legal 500, and ranked as leading individuals by UK Chambers & Partners 2018.
Johnston Clark, Managing Partner, said: “The business has grown steadily over the past year and we anticipate Blackadders will continue on that upward trajectory in the months ahead. I am confident Emma and Petra will excel in their new roles. Both are vastly experienced lawyers who have displayed excellent commercial acumen and a real desire to help the firm to continue to move forward.
“Our new Management Board will be strategically-focused to drive our growth and will play a vital role in planning for the future, ensuring we are best placed to meet the needs of our varied client base. As a result of the newly-elected appointments, it’s also a source of great pride that we now have a 50/50 gender split on our Board and this reflects our modern, inclusive and progressive business.”
Blackadders also recently retained four newly qualified solicitors after they successfully completed two-year traineeships and announced a new intake of six trainees. The firm has a total headcount of 219, including 25 Partners, and offices in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth, Forfar and Arbroath.
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