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Residential Property Team

Lindsay Darroch
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Lindsay Darroch
Lindsay Darroch Partner, Property 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1RJ 01382 229222 Download VCard

Biography

Lindsay heads up our very busy property team, covering residential, commercial and rural property.  He is a well-respected lawyer with a recognised extensive knowledge of the Scottish property market.  He is often quoted in the press and his property blog is well read by anyone interested in the current state of the property market. 

Lindsay acts for a wide range of clients including private clients, developers and property investors.  Clients appreciate his ability to "get things done" as well as his skill in negotiating the best possible deals.  His approach to client care has resulted in an ever growing client base. Lindsay is very much a traditional solicitor and a man of business, delivering solutions to match his client's objectives. His extensive experience is drawn on by individuals and companies who appreciate his hands on advice.  Lindsay is also developing his interest in private client matters advising an increasing number of clients in relation to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate Planning.

Work Highlights

As you could imagine from his extensive client bank Lindsay has acted in a wide range of transactions and says that he still gets the same enjoyment and satisfaction from every transaction and still feels a sense of pride in relation to every new instruction.  Lindsay has very much a client for life approach and here is what some of his clients have said about him :-

  • "Lindsay acts for me in my personal and family affairs including property and wills.  He assisted me in setting up my business and I very much appreciated relying on his advice and extensive range of contacts.  I would not do anything without speaking to Lindsay first."  Jon.
  • "We have worked with Lindsay for a long number of years firstly in relation to property investment work and thereafter in the setting up of our  business and our personal affairs.  We appreciate his sound advice and guidance".  Georgia and Neil.
  • "Lindsay acted for us in the purchase of our property when we came back to Dundee.  We have subsequently used him for  sales and purchases and also in relation to other property and business matters.  He is a useful sounding board and we  appreciate his advice."  Steven & Clare.
  • "I have known Lindsay for a number of years and as well as acting for me personally I would    recommend all my clients to use him for legal advice.  I cannot think of a better recommendation than that". Euan.

External Roles

  • Director of the Tayside Solicitors Property Centre (TSPC)
  • Board Member of Caledonia Housing Association
  • Trustee for a number of local Trusts
Paul Devine
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Paul Devine
Paul Devine Partner, Commercial Property/Residential Property Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6QB 0141 248 1888

Biography

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and was admitted as a partner in the Glasgow firm, John S Boyle solicitors in 1982, which evolved into Boyle Shaughnessy solicitors. Paul has built a legal practice focussed primarily on property and private client work, and has advised a wide variety of clients in the Glasgow area and further afield until the firm’s recent merger with Blackadders.

Paul’s principal areas of work are commercial and residential property, advising individuals, family businesses and SME’S in all aspects of property law, encompassing the purchase, sale and refinancing of all types of property, landlord and tenant work including substantial leasing transactions, partnerships matters and providing clients with general business advice.

Work Highlights

  • Assisted franchisees of well-known international brands with the development and expansion of their businesses throughout Scotland
  • Served for a number of years as a non-executive Director of St Vincents’ Hospice in Renfrewshire assisting them with their property portfolio
  • Tutoring in conveyancing practice to graduates of both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities on the legal diploma course

Accreditations

  • Notary Public
Robert Forman
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Robert Forman
Robert Forman Partner, Private Client 5 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2AX 0131 222 8000 Download VCard

Biography

Robert (Rab) Forman is a well known figure in private legal circles within the Edinburgh area.  He has served the firm and its predecessors, McKay Norwell, in various roles over the past 35 years. 

He is an experienced general practitioner and is engaged in a wide spectrum of instructions covering general private work including Wills, Estates and preservation of assets for an older generation of clients.

He has also been involved as lead solicitor in a number of important legal cases, including Micro Leisure Limited v County Properties and Developments (non cash asset transactions between Companies) and North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation v Au Bar (extent of land boundaries as defined by a Land Certificate).

He is currently on the Council of the Scottish Law Agents Society.  He is Chairman of the East of Scotland Salvation Army Advisory Board.  He has been on the Council of the WS Society and is a former member of the Law Society Client Relations Committee.

Joanne Grimmond
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Joanne Grimmond
Joanne Grimmond Partner, Residential Property 2 Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LJ 01738 440088 Download VCard

Biography

Joanne is a Partner in our Property Services team and the Head Partner of our Perth office. Joanne has a wide variety of experience in dealing with the legal aspects of property transactions throughout Scotland which includes purchases, sales, transfers of title, re-mortgages, short assured tenancies, and title queries

Joanne works for an extensive range of clients based in the UK and abroad,  including private individuals, companies, property investors and developers, lenders, charities, and trustees in sequestration.  Joanne is also a Notary Public. 

Work Highlights

  • Won the Shining Star Award at the Women Ahead Business Awards

Accreditations

  • Notary Public

External Roles

  • Secretary of The Society of Solicitors and Procurators in the City and County of Perth
  • Former Chair of Women Ahead
  • Member of Perthshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Association of Scottish Business Women
Colin McCulloch
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Colin McCulloch
Colin McCulloch Partner, Private Client/Property Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6QB 0141 248 1888

Biography

Colin has been a Solicitor in Glasgow for over 35 years, starting his career with Brown Mair Gemmill & Hislop (subsequently Brown Mair Mackintosh & Co.) and latterly with Boyle Shaughnessy prior to Boyle Shaughnessy’s merger with Blackadders on 1st April, 2016.

He deals with general private client work and property.  Clients appreciate his empathic and pragmatic approach.

Work Highlights

  • Administration of high value estates including agreement of Inheritance Tax with HMRC
  • Lead solicitor in employee relocation work throughout Scotland
  • Completion of over 20 Leases throughout Scotland for telecom mast site operators in the last 12 months
Peter Robertson
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Peter Robertson
Peter Robertson Partner, Private Client/Property 6 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen AB11 6XU 01224 588913 Download VCard

Biography

Peter was born in Bridge of Allan and educated at Dollar Academy, Aberdeen Grammar School and Aberdeen University qualifying as a Solicitor in 1979.

Peter has been in private practice for 35 years having previously been a partner of the well respected Adam Cochran since 1982. He deals with general legal business including the purchase and sale of commercial and domestic property, Wills, executries, Powers of Attorney etc. He has an impressive client base in Aberdeen, the North East and elsewhere in Scotland.  He prides himself in having a good relationship with his clients.

Hamish Fyfe
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Hamish Fyfe
Hamish Fyfe Director, Residential Property Dundee 01382 229222 Download VCard

Biography

Hamish joined Blackadders in 2013 and works in our busy conveyancing department. Hamish studied law at the University of Aberdeen and graduated in 1975. He is a highly experienced residential conveyancer and specialises in purchases, sales, mortgages and discharge. 

Accreditations

  • Notary Public 
Martin Paterson
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Martin Paterson
Martin Paterson Director, Property Services Property Services 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1RJ 01382 229222

Biography

Martin is Blackadder’s Director of Property Services and heads up our successful estate agency team.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in property sales, Martin is also one of the few Fellows of the National Association of Estate Agents within Scotland. He is past chairman of the Scottish NAEA and is also council representative for Scotland, representing  the views of Scottish members to the UK council. Martin sits on the Property Information Advisory Committee which puts him in a good position to appraise any new property legislation from the Scottish Executive. He is an expert on the local housing market and works closely also with many leading developers.

Pamela Gaffar
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Pamela Gaffar
Pamela Gaffar Associate Solicitor, Residential Property 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee DD1 1RJ 01382 229222 Download VCard

Biography

Pamela Gaffar is a Senior Solicitor in the Conveyancing Unit of our Private Client Division.

Pamela deals with all aspects of residential property work including purchases, sales, remortgages, transfers of title, residential security work and residential leases. Pamela is also a Notary Public.

Work Highlights

  • Advising and assisting clients in the purchase of new build properties
  • Representing insolvency practitioners in the sale of a property and dealing with all aspects of insolvency conveyancing
  • Assisting clients in all aspects of remortgages, including lifetime/equity release mortgages
  • Representing lenders in protecting their interest in security-based transactions
Lisa Martin
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Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin Senior Solicitor, Residential Property 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee, DD1 1RJ 01382 229222

Biography

Lisa graduated from University of Abertay in 2007 with LLB (Hons), completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at University of Dundee in 2008.  Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 2010 after a traineeship in Perth and has had varied positions which have allowed her to gain valuable experience in property, civil court, private client and family law before deciding to focus on property. Lisa has experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing, which she will be utilising at Blackadders. 

Fiona McNaughton
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Fiona McNaughton
Fiona McNaughton Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property Commercial Property 2 Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LJ 01738 441124 Download VCard

Biography

Fiona studied law and then obtained her Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen.  She is now an associate in our Commercial Property Department and works in our Perth and Dundee offices.

Fiona has many years’ experience in general practice, particularly in all aspects of residential property and in private client work.  Now focussing mainly on commercial property, Fiona has experience of acting for developers in the acquisition and sale of development sites, for lenders in secured lending transactions, for institutional investors in purchase and sale transactions and for landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters.

Fiona is a Notary Public and has worked as a tutor on the postgraduate diploma course at the University of Edinburgh

Accreditations

  • Notary Public
Neil Fyall
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Neil Fyall
Neil Fyall Senior Property Manager Property Services 30 & 34 Reform Street, Dundee, DD1 1RJ 01382 342222

Biography

Neil Fyall joined Blackadder’s property as Senior Property Manager in May 2015. Neil brings with him wealth of knowledge of the Dundee, Fife and Perth property markets. Having worked as an estate agent for over 15 years, Neil has vast experience in dealing in the high end market and is an expert on local property values. He also works closely with developers within the new build sector providing sound advice. 

Brian Main
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Brian Main
Brian Main Area Manager (Angus) Property Services Arbroath/Forfar 01382 342222

Biography

Brian brings a wealth of estate agency knowledge and experience having worked in the Dundee, Angus and Perthshire markets over many years. He has also managed a panel of over 160 estate agents located throughout Scotland which has given him valuable experience on a national level.

Brian heads up Blackadders Angus branches in both Forfar and Arbroath. On a day to day basis he guides clients through the process of bringing their property to the market.

Accreditations

Accredited by SPC Scotland

Scott Whigham
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Scott Whigham
Scott Whigham Property Manager Property Services Edinburgh 0131 202 1868

Biography

Scott joined Blackadders as Property Manager in January 2013 when the firm launched its Edinburgh estate agency team. The firm has quickly established itself within the Edinburgh market and continues to grow.

Scott has expert knowledge of the Edinburgh property market. He puts his knowledge to use on a day to day basis interacting with clients, advising of property value, selling strategies as well as marketing processes. His knowledge stretches throughout the Lothian’s markets and Fife where he has carried out a significant amount of valuations to the clients looking for the right agent when selling their home.

Lisa Edgar
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Lisa Edgar
Lisa Edgar Property Sales Consultant Property Services Arbroath 01241 876620

Biography

Lisa joined Blackadders at the beginning of 2014 and comes from a previous legal background. She has a good knowledge of the Angus area and the local property market. With a friendly yet professional manner, Lisa always works her hardest to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. 

Carol Forsyth
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Carol Forsyth
Carol Forsyth Property Sales Consultant Property Services Arbroath 01241 876620

Biography

Carol became a member of the Blackadders property team in 2008 and after 19 years working within legal firms in Arbroath has an extensive knowledge of the local area and  market.  Prior to that she was employed in the financial services industry.

Carol’s role is to guide sellers through the marketing process including keeping clients fully informed and negotiating offers ensuring our clients achieve the best possible selling price.  She is committed to providing clients with a high level of customer service.

Anne Gannon
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Anne Gannon
Anne Gannon Property Negotiator Property Services Aberdeen 01224 588913
Irene Gourlay
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Irene Gourlay
Irene Gourlay Senior Property Sales Consultant Residential Property Division Dundee 01382 342222

Biography

Irene joined Blackadders in 2007 as a Property Sales Consultant, having been employed in Property Sales since 2000. In 2009 she successfully completed a Modern Apprenticeship in Residential Property Sales. Her role involves the negotiation of property sales and client interaction to ensure a successful outcome for all the clients she has responsibility for.

Fiona Hannan
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Fiona Hannan
Fiona Hannan Property Sales Consultant Property Services 01382 342222

Biography

Fiona has almost 10 years experience working in property and comes from a conveyancing background.  Her knowledge and experience of the local market and area is an invaluable asset to her clients and she provides a friendly professional service. 

Eileen Henderson
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Eileen Henderson
Eileen Henderson Senior Property Sales Consultant Residential Property Division Edinburgh 0131 202 1868

Biography

Eileen joined Blackadders in February 2013 and has many years property experience working for several estate agents and latterly a respected law firm.  She is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of a transaction right from a property being marketed through to using her skills to negotiate the best possible price for her sellers. 

She is particularly passionate about client care and takes great pride in providing an excellent all round service to her clients.  Comprehensive market knowledge coupled with her many years of expertise ensures consistent repeat business from both residential and corporate clients alike.

Cheryl McAfee
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Cheryl McAfee
Cheryl McAfee Senior Property Sales Consultant Property Services Dundee 01382 342222

Biography

Cheryl joined Blackadders property team in 1997 bringing a wealth of experience having started her career with the Royal Air Force. In 2009 she successfully completed a Modern Apprenticeship in Sales of Residential Property.

Cheryl is currently Senior Sales Consultant within the Dundee property team.

Nahdean McLarty
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Nahdean McLarty
Nahdean McLarty Property Manager Property Services Dundee 01382 342222

Biography

Nahdean has been working for Blackadders since 2011. She comes from a mortgage background having worked for Royal Bank of Scotland for many years. Nahdean is now a Property Manager for Blackadders. 

Paul Mitchell
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Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell Property Sales Consultant Property Services 128 Castle Street, Forfar DD8 3HS 01307 461234

Biography

Paul worked for the civil service for 8 years followed by working at a top Scottish university. This involved negotiating multi-million pound funding grants & contracts from the EU council and other major research bodies to put towards research and other related projects.

Paul joined Blackadders in June 2013 and his experience in the public and private sectors has given him invaluable experience in dealing with client’s and negotiating the best possible deal in selling their property. 

Laurie Paton
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Laurie Paton
Laurie Paton Property Sales Consultant Property Services Arbroath 01241 876620

Biography

Laura joined Blackadder’s in 2008 and works within our Arbroath Property Team. Being a local Arbroathian, she brings a wealth of local knowledge and expertise to clients wishing to obtain advice on property matters within the area. She prides herself on giving exceptional client service.

Euan Stewart
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Euan Stewart
Euan Stewart Property Manager 77 George Street, Perth PH1 %LB 01738 500600

Biography

Euan started working with Blackadders as a Property Valuer in 2015 following a successful career in financial services, dealing mainly with residential finance.  Having lived in Perth for many years, Euan is well placed to advise clients on their property requirements.