We are delighted to announce that Kirk Dailly, an associate in our Corporate & Commercial team, was last night awarded the coveted Signet Accreditation in Corporate Law at a prestigious ceremony in Edinburgh.
The Signet Accreditation is a formal qualification for Scottish solicitors recognising excellence in legal services and signifying proficiency in an area of legal practice. It is an initiative of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, Scotland’s independent association for lawyers and one of the world’s oldest independent professional bodies. In order to attain the accreditation, candidates must undergo a rigorous assessment process which, in addition to testing their specialist legal knowledge, examines client-facing skills, drafting ability, commercial awareness, ethical standards and ability to perform under pressure.
Kirk, who joined Blackadders in 2005, said: “I am delighted to have received the Signet Accreditation. To be independently recognised in your area of practice by such a renowned institution is very rewarding.”
With the head of our Corporate & Commercial team, Campbell Clark, having been accredited in 2010, Blackadders is now the only firm in Scotland to have two lawyers accredited by the WS Society in the field of corporate law.
David Milne, head of Blackadders’ Business Division, commented: “This is a considerable achievement for Kirk and for the firm. Not many lawyers attain the Signet Accreditation. The fact that we now have two accredited corporate lawyers makes us stand out from the crowd and is testament to the expertise and dedication that lies within our Corporate & Commercial team.”The Blackadders Business Team