17 Jan 2018
Fast-evolving national law firm Blackadders has appointed a new head of residential property to its Glasgow office.
Karen Fulton joins Blackadders as a Partner to take up the role and will be responsible for building on the firm’s residential property credentials and diverse portfolio of clients.
A property lawyer for more than 25 years and predominantly in the Glasgow area, Karen’s appointment reinforces Blackadders’ ambitious growth plans in the city and West of Scotland.
Lindsay Darroch, Board member and Head of Property at Blackadders, said: “Investing in our residential property team is part of our strategic growth plan for Glasgow and that of the firm across Scotland. Karen is a highly-respected lawyer with extensive experience and having worked with Karen on a number of occasions over the years, I know our clients in the West Coast will be very well served. She is a great addition to the team.”
Originally from Kilmarnock, Karen graduated from Strathclyde University and trained at R & JA McCallum before joining Bird Semple in Glasgow and then becoming an associate with Taylor and Henderson solicitors in Saltcoats. In 2004, she rejoined Bird Semple where she went on to become a Partner.
Karen, who is a member of Glasgow Conveyancing Forum, said: “Blackadders has established an impressive presence in the region and I look forward to working with the team to further develop its foothold in the marketplace. Through its very personalised approach and depth of service, it has the feel of a small firm but one which is supported by a national backdrop with a breadth of expertise and experience across the company.”
Blackadders, which has offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Perth, expanded into Glasgow in 2016 with the acquisition of well-known Glasgow law practice, Boyle Shaughnessy.
Head of the firm’s Glasgow office, Stephanie Carr, said: “The considerable success of Blackadders in Glasgow and the West Coast demonstrates how receptive the marketplace is to a well-known Scottish company. Through our commitment to delivering a highly-personalised, expert service, we are focused on continued sustainable growth in the region and Karen’s appointment underlines this. As a specialist in her field, Karen brings a strong track record in residential property and is well-regarded for her personal touch. We very much welcome her on board.”
Pictured: Stephanie Carr, Head of Glasgow office; Karen Fulton, Partner and Head of Residential Property in Glasgow and Lindsay Darroch, Board member and Head of Property.