Managing Partner: Johnston Clark
Number of partners: 29
Assistant solicitors: 42
Other fee-earners: 89
UK Offices: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Perth, and Arbroath.
THE FIRM Blackadders employs 243 people. The firm’s legal expertise, professional support staff and technical resources combine to create a first-class legal service capability for both business and individual clients. The firm’s emphasis is on maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and this has resulted in a substantial portfolio of private individuals, SMEs and large corporate clients.
The private client lawyers and client care specialists advise on a full range of issues such as wills, trusts, executries, powers of attorney and inheritance tax planning. The team works to ensure each client’s financial wellbeing is maximised, using specific wealth planning strategies tailored to fit individuals, family trusts or other private groups’ needs. The family law team focuses on child law, separation and divorce, and collaborative mediation.
The team’s knowledge and experience combine to ensure that clients feel supported during a potentially difficult time in their lives. The firm’s independent wealth management team has years of experience advising private individuals and corporate clients, offering tailored financial advice ranging from insurance, investments and taxation issues to retirement and inheritance tax planning.
The firm’s business lawyers are known for their straight talking and for the delivery of agreed outcomes. They are experts in all areas of commercial and corporate work. The award winning employment team is highly rated and is recognised for its expertise spanning the entire employer/employee relationship, from recruitment through to retirement.