1st April 2015

Simon Allison new Head of Employment as Blackadders announces seven promotions


New Appointments: Head of Employment Simon Allison (L) and Director in Commercial Property Stuart King (R)

Blackadders Solicitors are delighted to announce the promotion of seven members of the legal team as of 1 April 2015.

Simon Allison, partner in Employment Law, has been appointed as Head of Employment, taking over from the incumbent Sandy Meiklejohn. Simon is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist. He joined the firm in 2004 as a solicitor and was made partner in 2011.

Stuart King has been appointed as a Director in Commercial Property. He joined Blackadders in February 2014 as an associate and has made a significant contribution to the firms’ growth in commercial property.

New Associates: Nicola McCafferty, Hazel Anderson and Karin Bousie
New Associates: Nicola McCafferty, Hazel Anderson and Karin Bousie

Promotions have been given to Nicola McCafferty, Hazel Anderson and Karin Bousie who all make the move from senior solicitor to associate.

Nicola joined Blackadders as a trainee solicitor following her graduation in 2007 from the University of Dundee. She has since concentrated her work in the firms’ Rural and Commercial Property departments, where she will continue in her role as an associate.

Hazel has been made an associate in the Rural Land and Business team. Originally from an agricultural background and with a particular focus on renewables, she becomes an associate having joined as a senior solicitor in March 2013.

Karin joined the firm as a solicitor in 2006, initially in the firms’ residential conveyancing department before joining private client in 2012. Predominantly dealing with executries,Karin passed the SOLAS Executry Administration exam in March 2014 with distinction and was made senior solicitor in March 2012.

Further promotions have also been given to Toni McNicoll, TEP, who has been appointed as Trusts Manager and Lynne Parks has been promoted to Senior Trusts Accounts & Taxation Assistant.

Managing Partner, Johnston Clark, commented:

These promotions demonstrate both our commitment to excellent service for our clients and to nurturing and developing talent within Blackadders. All those promoted have shown their willingness to meet our clients’ high expectations of them, and I warmly congratulate them on their achievement.”




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