RUMOURS circulating locally that Blackadder Solicitors and Estate Agents were planning to reduce the size of their workforce at their Arbroath offices in the Bank of Scotland Building, Brothock Bridge, have been confirmed.
Last Tuesday, Johnston Clark, managing partner of the firm, commented: “We have been prompted to downsize our team at the Arbroath office due to the lease expiration on part of the existing premises.
“While Blackadders will retain a section of the building at Brothock Bridge, the decision has been made to condense the number of staff in keeping with the reduced office space.
“We will maintain a team of property and private client specialists in Arbroath as part of Blackadders’ commitment to our client base in Angus and will continue to assist our clients in all their legal requirements.”
He concluded: “I am confident that the measures we have announced today will allow the firm to invest in growth areas and take advantage of market opportunities in the future.”
Blackadders is one of the leading legal and wealth management firms in Scotland, with offices in Dundee, Forfar and Arbroath. With 14 partners and some 142 staff, the firm provides a full range of legal, financial and property services.
The law firm moved into Arbroath in May, 2008, when it took over the business of local solicitors Gourley McBain. At that time Mr Clark said: “We are delighted to acquire Gourley McBain’s good quality practice and look forward to further developing our business in Angus.”