Peter Duff, Blackadders newly appointed chairman

LAW firm Blackadders has announced the appointment of Peter Duff as chairman.

Peter, with specific expertise in corporate and commercial law, has been a partner in the firm’s Glasgow office since it acquired the Morisons LLP Glasgow business in 2019.

His new role will see him focus on strategy and development.

The appointment follows the retirement of partner, Scott Williamson, who has been in the role for four years. Scott, who is accredited as a specialist in Trust law, will continue as a consultant.

Johnston Clark has also been re-elected for the seventh time as managing partner, a position he has held since 2000..

Mr Clark said: “I am looking forward to working closely with our new chairman and the rest of the management board.

“It is a challenging time for the legal profession with new working practices having been forced upon us but it is also a time of opportunities and I am confident we can drive the firm into an exciting new era.”

Blackadders has also announced the promotion of our HR Manager, Jane Millar, to director of HR and facilities.