Blackadders LLP appoints lawyer and part-time farmer Ian Angus
Blackadders LLP has boosted its rural team by appointing Ian Angus as an associate. He is also a part-time farmer, running his own livestock farm near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.
Mr Angus has owned his farm since he was 22 years old, having bought it during a break from studying law at Aberdeen University. Combining his passions for the law and working on the land seemed like an obvious choice when he started out on his twin careers.
He said: “I was brought up in rural Aberdeenshire, so the countryside has always been a huge part of my life. I have real life experience gained from running the farm and coming up against the same issues my clients face.
“I think that means I can relate well to clients and help them both with my knowledge of the law and of what it takes to run a farm and make it a success.”
He has joined Blackadders’ growing rural team and will serve clients across Scotland from the firm’s Aberdeen office.
Philip Buchan, partner and head of rural land & business, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the firm. He is a respected and trusted rural lawyer and the combination of his agricultural knowledge, existing Aberdeenshire business network and pragmatic legal advice will be an ideal fit with Blackadders and strengthen the multi-disciplinary client services we offer in Aberdeen. I look forward to working together with Ian on the future development of our rural group.”