Legal firm Blackadders has added to its Glasgow office with the appointment of John McKie as a commercial property partner.

Mr McKie, previously a senior associate in DWF's commercial property team in Edinburgh, is dual qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and England & Wales. While having significant experience in advising on all real estate matters, his particular expertise is in retail and leisure, acting for landlords and corporate occupiers in the office, business park and industrial sectors and in dealing with shopping centres.

Blackadders now has 27 partners and over 260 staff in seven towns and cities around Scotland.

Emma Gray, head of commercial property at Blackadders, commented: “I have known John for a number of years; he is an accomplished commercial property lawyer with a wealth of experience and legal acumen. He will be an asset to the team and I look forward to working with him.”