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Blackadders Strengthens Its Rural Team

Posted: 4th March 2016

Blackadders are delighted to announce the appointment of Gillian Gibbons and the promotion of Ellen Eunson as directors in their Rural Land and Business team.


 Standing, left to right: Gillian Gibbons and Petra Grunenberg. Sitting left to right: Gail Clarke, Hazel Anderson, Jennifer Douglas, Ellen Eunson

Since qualifying in 2007, Gillian has developed her legal skills in rural practice, building up considerable experience in a wide variety of rural matters including sale and acquisition of farms, estates and woodland, option agreements, security work and renewable energy projects.

Head of the Rural Land and Business team, Petra Grunenberg, commented: “We are delighted to have Gillian on board. She brings to the team considerable knowledge and experience and joins us at a very exciting time, both for our team and the firm. Her skills and experience will be invaluable and will complement the services we already offer to our rural clients.”

On her new appointment, Gillian said “I am delighted to have joined the team at Blackadders. The firm and its Rural Land and Business Team have grown significantly in recent years and I am excited to be part of its future. I look forward to working alongside a talented group of people and I am excited about the challenges ahead“.

Ellen Eunson joined the firm in June 2014 and has recently been promoted to Director. Ellen manages a number of rural matters from the firms’ offices in Aberdeen and the Thainstone Mart, which is one of the largest livestock markets in Europe.

Petra Grunenberg continued: “Since joining the firm in 2014 as an associate, Ellen quickly became a key member of the team and has played a significant role in extending our services to our clients in the North East. We are very pleased to appoint her as a director”.

These new appointments demonstrate the continued growth of the Rural Land and Business team in terms of skill and reputation, which has tripled in size over the last two years. The work of the team is recognised in the 2016 edition of Chambers & Partners – a leading guide that identifies leading law firms and lawyers. Petra Grunenberg is also ranked as a recommended lawyer in the same publication.

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