Blackadders goes forth with Glasgow tie-up

From left: Colin McCulloch, Johnston Clark and Paul Devine. Picture: Contributed

From left: Colin McCulloch, Johnston Clark and Paul Devine. Picture: Contributed

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Tayside legal firm Blackadders is pushing west after agreeing a deal to take on the well-established Glasgow practice Boyle Shaughnessy.

Billed as a “merger”, and due to take place at the start of April, the combined entity will have 25 partners and more than 250 staff, trading under the Blackadders banner.

The Dundee-headquartered firm now has a strong national presence, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Arbroath, Edinburgh, Forfar and Perth.

Under the latest deal, Paul Devine and Colin McCulloch, directors at Boyle Shaughnessy, will become partners with Blackadders.

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Johnston Clark, managing partner, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening Blackadders by joining forces with Boyle Shaughnessy, a well-known and respected law firm in Glasgow. This will give the firm a strong presence in the major centres of Scotland.”

Devine added: “The merger allows us to provide a wider range of services to our existing and future clients, who we would normally have to refer on to others if we did not have the relevant expertise in-house. Joining with Blackadders gives us the ability to provide our clients with the complete legal service.”

The firm is set to recruit in Glasgow “straight away” and said no job losses are planned.

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