Promotions across Blackadders’ offices

Promotions across Blackadders' offices

John Dargie

Blackadders LLP has announced a number of promotions across its offices.

The promotions, which take immediate effect, include John Dargie’s to legal director in Aberdeen. Mr Dargie joined the firm in 2013 and was made associate solicitor last year. A member of the private client team, he has extensive experience of complex succession planning matters as well as an interest in incapacity law.

Hazel Anderson, an associate solicitor in the Dundee rural land and business team, has been promoted to legal director. Since qualifying in 2009, she has built up considerable experience in rural property matters advising clients on acquisition, disposal and leasing of agricultural property and estates, as well as advising on refinancing and security work. 

Also in Dundee, Lucy Smith takes up the role of associate solicitor in the residential property team. She is an experienced residential conveyancer dealing with all aspects of residential property work including purchases, sales, re-mortgages, transfers of title and residential security work. 

Jacqueline Tainsh, a senior solicitor in Blackadders’ private client team in Glasgow, has been promoted to associate solicitor. She has years of experience behind her in the private client field and specialises in working with the elderly, adults with incapacity and care cost planning.

Moving up from solicitor to senior solicitor is Azeem Arshad in Glasgow’s commercial property team. He has particular experience in commercial leasing, acting for the tenant including major international retailers and leisure operators.

In addition to the promotions, Fiona James – a trainee in the Aberdeen rural land and business team – qualified as a solicitor on May 12. Ms James, who joined the firm last September after transferring her traineeship from Grant Smith Law Practice, will continue working in rural land and business. 

Blackadders’ IT director, Kevin Moran, has been promoted to chief information officer after joining the firm in 2016. He manages the IT team and oversees the use of technology for the firm.

Managing partner Johnston Clark said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce these new appointments. The firm is committed to investing in good people and we want to attract, retain and develop high calibre individuals, particularly during these extra-ordinary times.

“We believe that by having the best people in our firm, we can further build on future opportunities as they arise. I congratulate them and wish them every success in their new positions.”

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