SCOTTISH legal firm, Blackadders, has announced that six newly qualified solicitors have been promoted to new roles while it has also recruited eight trainees, underlining the firm’s commitment to developing talent and expertise for the future.
Completing their two-year solicitor traineeship with the firm are Bethany Buchanan, Emma Grunenberg, Fiona Knox, Faye Lipton, Paul Nash and Blythe Petrie who all qualified this month (September).
Bethany and Paul will join the Corporate and Commercial team in Dundee and Glasgow while Emma, Fiona and Blythe will become part of the Private Client team in Aberdeen and Dundee. Faye will take up her role with the Family Law team, working across both the firm’s Dundee and Glasgow offices.
Following the promotion of the newly qualified solicitors, Blackadders has also taken on eight new trainees. They include Annie McNamara, Ethan Laing, Charlie Fletcher, Freddy Waller, Katy Sharpe, Kirsty McAuley, Ruairidh McKillop and Sze Ki Lam who will work across the Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.
Johnston Clark, Managing Partner at Blackadders, said: “We congratulate all the newly-qualified solicitors on their achievements. Not only have they made a valuable contribution to the firm since joining, but they have trained during one of the most challenging times ever due to the pandemic.
“We look forward to seeing them continue to grow within the business and their respective teams as we also welcome the new trainees on board. Blackadders is committed to helping trainees, who are pivotal to the firm’s long-term vison for growth, carve out a successful career in the legal profession and our well-established training programme provides a solid platform towards achieving this.”
The eight new trainees take Blackadders total headcount to 231. The firm has offices in Aberdeen, Arbroath, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.