A WELL-known North East solicitor has been named once again as a leading lawyer in the region as he heads towards 50 years in practice.
Peter Blackett, senior partner at BHP Law, has worked on many significant commercial and agricultural property transactions for major land owners and property developers across the region.
He has been named in the latest Legal 500 leading lawyers list for his work in agricultural and trust related matters.
Mr Blackett is renowned for handling a range of transactions including commercial property purchases and leases and agricultural property tenancies and leases.
Elsewhere, BHP Law has been recommended in Legal 500 for its expertise in eight separate areas: corporate and commercial law, debt recovery, employment law, personal injury claims, agriculture and estates, family law, personal tax and probate and commercial property.
Along with Mr Blackett, 17 other lawyers across the firm have been highlighted for their expertise in the prestigious annual document, which assesses law firms’ and individuals’ standing in the region.
Managing partner John Pratt said it was pleasing that BHP Law was one of the few firms in the North East with recommendations across a wide range of services, demonstrating its ability to look after the majority of legal needs across both the business and private client sectors.
He added: “We are once again delighted that the broad range of services offered across the business have been recognised by an independent source.
“We are proud that so many of our lawyers have been given special mention and feel confident that we can continue to give our clients the high level of service that they deserve. With offices throughout the North East we feel we are uniquely placed to look after clients across the region and to service both their business and private legal needs. “