Blackadders

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Blackadders has appointed Philip Buchan as a director. Originally from Angus, he specialises in the sale and acquisition of estates, forests, farms, salmon fishings and country houses and he advises clients on all aspects of countryside matters from water supply rights to diversification projects.

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Three University of Dundee law graduates have been awarded funding as a result of a memorial bursary set up by legal firm Blackadders in conjunction with the university. Brogan Smith, Amina Aslam and Molly MacQueen have each received £250 from the Ken Scott Bursary which provides support based

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Blackadders LLP has announced the appointment of nine new trainees. Each of the new trainees will go through four seat rotations in different areas of the business for placements of six months so they can learn and develop a range of legal skills.

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Blackadders has announced the appointment of Peter Duff as chairman. Mr Duff has been a partner in the firm's Glasgow office since it acquired the Morisons LLP Glasgow business in 2019. He is an experienced business lawyer with specific expertise in corporate and commercial law, and his role will fo

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Blackadders' Hazel Anderson reflects on a furlough period that sounds busier than life at the office. I write this in week 12 of being a furloughed worker. Going from full-time solicitor to full-time stay at home parent to two pre-school children was a little daunting, but frankly a lot less stressf

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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 ex

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Blackadders LLP has raised more than £3,000 for Dundee Carers Centre. A cheque for £3,025.68 was presented to the charity following fundraising by Jack Boyle, a trustee of the centre and director at Blackadders along with the Blackadders’ employment team and friends.

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Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises. Lay-off/short time working clauseIn the unlikely event that your employees have a “lay off” or sho

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Simon Allison and his colleagues in the Blackadders’ employment team took part in the Stroke Association’s 10k Resolution Run on Sunday. Mr Allison said on social media: “I’m basically ancient now. My life consists of short intervals between asking people to repeat themselves

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Blackadders saw turnover decline by three per cent from £11.9 million to £11.55m for the year ending March 31 2019, its latest accounts show. The accounts lodged with Companies House also reveal that the firm's operating profit fell from £3.3m in 2018 to £2.7m across the same

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Blackadders Solicitors has announced the promotion of Pamela Gaffar to legal director with immediate effect. Ms Gaffar, who heads the conveyancing team in Dundee, joined Blackadders as a trainee back in 2009.

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The Employment Tribunal has held that ethical veganism falls within scope of Equality Act 2010. Jack Boyle explains what happened. Veganism has risen rapidly to its current position in today’s mainstream society. From the presence of plant-based food festivals nationwide to the large food chai

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