Scottish law firm announces two new Partners and a host of other promotions

Jack Boyle and Emma Sadler (Blackadders)

BLACKADDERS LLP has announced a raft of promotions across both its business services and private client teams in Scotland. The promotions are firm-wide and includes lawyers based in the Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Emma Sadler has been promoted to Partner in the Family Law team. Emma advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements and issues involving children. Emma has tutored on the Diploma elective for family law at the University of Strathclyde since 2020. She also recently completed training with the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre on domestic abuse. 

Jack Boyle has been promoted from Director to Partner in the Employment team. Jack, who trained with the firm, provides advice on the full spectrum of employment law issues including employment contracts, restrictive covenants, disciplinary/grievance procedures, unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE and settlement agreements. Jack also appears in the Employment Tribunal. In 2023 he named as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers as an Associate to Watch.

Other promotions across the firm are:

Business Services 

Ian Angus, to Director, Rural Land & Business
Richard Wilson, to Director, Corporate & Commercial
Susan Currie, to Director, Dispute Resolution
Bethany Buchanan, to Senior Solicitor, Corporate & Commercial

Private Client

Joanne Murray, to Director, Family Law
Robyn Lee, to Director, Private Client
Faye Lipton, to Senior Solicitor, Family Law
Blythe Petrie, to Senor Solicitor, Private Client
Fiona Knox, to Senior Solicitor, Private Client
Cherrisse Sorrie, to Senior Solicitor, Residential Conveyancing

Emma Gray, Joint Managing Partner commented “We are committed to gathering the best talent we possibly can at Blackadders and to giving our clients access to a wide range of specialist lawyers and teams. We are proud to offer opportunities for career development and progression for people who show talent in the firm and we will continue to do so.”

The Blackadders’ board has introduced a 5 by 25 Strategy to ensure the firm is as well placed as it can be to benefit from any sustained upturn in the economy.

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