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Blackadder & McMonagle | Solicitors in Falkirk | Family Law, Employment Law, Divorce Lawyers & Debt Collection

Blackadder & McMonagle | Solicitors in Falkirk

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Client satisfaction is important to us. We wish to develop long term business relationships with our clients.Our aim is to provide a friendly service tailored to each client's individual needs.
Welcome to our website. We are Blackadder & McMonagle solicitors in Falkirk. Our firm has been providing legal services to the people of Falkirk and the surrounding district for over one hundred years. We hope we can help you too.

To find out what services we can provide click on our "Services" page.  If we cannot help you ourselves we can refer you to specialist law firms who will be able to do so.

If you think that we can assist you we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact us during our office hours 9.00am until 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays, at 01324 612999 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or to our various specific contact addresses

About Us

Whilst respectful of our past we are focused on our future.Whilst the origins of the firm are sadly obscured by the passage of time it seems that the firm was established by John Wilson Blackadder, who was born in 1870, and who set up in legal practice as John W Blackadder, operating from about 1905 from premises at Grahamston Station, Falkirk.

Subsequently, he went into partnership with another local solicitor, Gabriel Blane, forming the firm of Blackadder Blane. That firm practised until after the second world war when Norman Mackenzie was assumed as a third partner, with the name changing to Blackadder, Blane and Mackenzie.

That name continued until 1980, when the firm, by that time headed by James Macreadie, amalgamated with McMonagle and Co to form the present firm. Following James Macreadie's untimely death, Manus McMonagle managed the firm for the next few years and in 1986, John Dickie, who had joined the practice as a Court assistant in 1984, was made a partner.

Manus became a consultant in 2002. Catriona Macdonald joined the firm in 2008 and was made an associate in 2011. Graham Blyth joined the firm in 2016. In November 2018 Catriona and Graham were assumed as partners.

John Dickie and Catriona Macdonald form the firm's Court department, with a particular interest in family law. Graham Blyth, ably assisted by our paralegals, takes care of our Property department, and Manus McMonagle looks after Will preparation.

Whilst the firm at one time operated from premises in a pend leading to what is now the Howgate Centre, since 1964, as part of the 1960s redevelopment of the west end of the High Street, the firm's offices have been at 41 High Street, at the top of Lint Riggs. Kept regularly freshened and equipped with all that one would expect in a modern office environment, our premises provide a pleasant and comfortable setting for client consultations.

Our Cookie Policy

Any cookies used on our sites will not contain personally identifiable information about you. However, we do use cookies on our websites to help make your visits more effective so we’d like to explain more about how and why we use them.

Cookies make websites work better

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, which helps in all sorts of ways. For you, it means you can use the site more efficiently and save time each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from us. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.

We use three types of cookies on our websites

  • Session cookies that are deleted after each visit.
  • Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
  • Third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners.

Some of these cookies are essential and some are non-essential.

Some cookies are essential

Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. They’re not stored on your computer and they don't contain any personal data. However, you can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the functions that you're able to carry out on our sites. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website.

Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:

Session cookies

These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log in details for the session or a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.

Tracking cookies

These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we're able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites.

Some cookies are non-essential

These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that we only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes.

Here's a list of non-essential cookies and how they're used:

Social sharing cookies

Provided by social networking sites e.g. facebook, twitter,Google and more , these cookies enable you to easily bookmark selected pages.

Google Analytics

From time to time we use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites.

Google also reserve the rights to the data collected.

You can accept or block cookies

By using our websites you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.

You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website

If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.

Flash cookies

These cookies make it quicker and easier for you to access sites on subsequent visits that use Flash technology. Deleting them means you may have to re-enter information each time you visit the same site. But just like any cookie, you can delete Flash cookies by going to the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player. You will be taken to the Adobe website, which lists the websites with the cookies in your browser. Just click Delete opposite the relevant website.

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You’ll find more information about cookies at, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.

Our Privacy Policy

 Privacy notice is provided by Blackadder & McMonagle.
The data controller for Blackadder & McMonagle is Blackadder & McMonagle. A data controller determines how and why personal data is processed.

What data we need

The personal data we collect from you includes:
  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact
  • details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques
The legal basis for processing this data is to perform a task in the public interest that is set out in law and is statute based.

Why we need it

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.
Google Analytics stores information about:
  • the pages you visit on
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
We also collect data in order to:
  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • gather feedback to improve our services
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to

What we do with your data

The data we collect may be shared with supplier organisations, other government departments, agencies and public bodies.
We will not:
  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes
We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:
  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
  • the law requires us to
In general, this means that we will only hold your personal data for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 7 years.

Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Where your data is processed and stored

We design, build and run our systems to make sure that your data is as safe as possible at any stage, both while it’s processed and when it’s stored.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data – for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.
We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

Your rights

You have the right to request:
  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately
You can also:
  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances
If you have any of these requests, get in contact with our Data Protection Officer.

Links to other websites contains links to other websites.
This privacy policy only applies to, and doesn’t cover other sites and services that we link to. These sites and services, such as, and, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Following a link to another website
If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.
Following a link to from another website
If you come to from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.
If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, Blackadder & McMonagle will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Contact us or make a complaint

Contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO) if you:
  • have any questions about anything in this document
  • think that your personal data has been misused or mishandled
Data Protection Officer
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Blackadder & McMonagle
41 High Street
Last updated 20 May 2018

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