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Stronachs has one of the most respected private client teams in Scotland.  With us, your personal legal affairs are in safe hands.

We are ideally placed to manage the complexities of family estates, trusts, tax and succession planning as our highly experienced and knowledgeable team comprises one of the largest pools of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualified solicitors in the region.

We have been entrusted with the ongoing personal business of generations of families across Scotland and further afield. Returning clients make up a large proportion of our business and many new clients come to us for assistance following recommendations from friends, family and business associates.

Stronachs also has a long history of assisting clients and their families with the often complicated legal procedures that follow a death. We understand that these can create additional stress during a difficult time and our goal is to guide you through the legalities, helping to alleviate the potential anxiety they bring.

Our team has expertise in the formation, ongoing administration and termination of all types of trusts, including charitable trusts. We manage a large number of trusts’ key affairs, providing a range of tailored accounting, tax compliance and management services.

The team takes a collaborative approach, working closely with colleagues in Stronachs’ corporate, banking and finance and rural departments.  This approach allows us to offer a full service in handling matters such as estate and business owners’ succession planning, and support for renewable energy projects carried out by rural landowners.

We are well placed to provide you with clear, focussed advice tailored to your requirements.

For more information, visit our Private Client Services page.

 

 

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Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client

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T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473
E: jaclyn.russell@stronachs.com

Kirsten Anderson

Kirsten Anderson

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 899
M: 07552 686 958
E: kirsten.anderson@stronachs.com

Karen Oliver

Karen Oliver

Senior Associate, Private Client

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T: 01224 845 841
E: karen.oliver@stronachs.com

Private Client News & Insights

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Calling all Trustees – Three Week Deadline

Calling all Trustees – Three Week Deadli…

Thursday 11th August 2022

What is The Trust Registration Service? The Trust Registration Service is an online service which assists Trustees to adhere to their registration obligations under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer...

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Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2022

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Gui…

Monday 25th July 2022

The 2022 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide has been published and we are delighted to announce that the Stronachs STEP accredited Private Client team continue to be recognised and ranked...

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Make a Will in May : Highland Hospice

Make a Will in May : Highland Hospice

Tuesday 26th April 2022

Our Private Client team are supporting The Highland Hospice.  During the month of May they are offering a free Will writing service in return for a donation to the Hospice. ...

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Gifting the Shelby Estate

Gifting the Shelby Estate

Friday 1st April 2022

By order of the Peaky Blinders ... beware, spoiler alert Following Tommy Shelby’s terminal diagnosis, those watching BBC’s final season of Peaky Blinders might be wondering how Tommy intends on distributing...

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin August 2021

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin August 2021

Monday 2nd August 2021

Move beyond the Collection Tin … make Charitable Giving work for you too Karen Oliver, Senior Associate in our Private Client team, is featured in the latest edition of AGCC's Bulletin. ...

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Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships

Mixed Sex Civil Partnerships

Tuesday 1st June 2021

As of today, 1 June 2021, amendments to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 by the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2020 allow mixed sex couples in Scotland to enter a civil...

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Where there’s a Will, or a Court Order …

Where there’s a Will, or a Court Order …

Thursday 25th March 2021

Where there’s a Will … or a Court Order … there’s a Way : Provision for Cohabitants on Death What is the Issue? The number of couples choosing to cohabit without marrying or...

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Budget 2021: Key Points For Private Clients

Budget 2021: Key Points For Private Clie…

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Almost a year on from the first national lockdown, the UK remains in the grip of a pandemic. With the Government’s borrowing at a record level, today’s Budget largely focused...

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin March 2021

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin March 2021

Monday 1st March 2021

Is flexibility the key to your future? Jaclyn Russell, partner and head of our Private Client team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber...

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Scotland to move to Opt-Out System of Organ Donation

Scotland to move to Opt-Out System of Or…

Monday 22nd February 2021

On 26 March 2021, the provisions of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) Scotland Act 2019 will come into force.  The effect of the Act is to apply an “Opt-Out” system of...

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Budget 2021 - Start Your Planning Now

Budget 2021 - Start Your Planning Now

Tuesday 19th January 2021

The Chancellor’s next Budget is due to be published earlier than normal this year, on Wednesday 3 March 2021.  Although no significant details have been published in advance of the Budget...

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Private client team investment in client-focused technology

Private client team investment in client…

Thursday 3rd December 2020

Stronachs launches innovative new service for clients seeking Will drafting services The private client team at Stronachs has joined with legal technology specialist Settify to offer a new, bespoke online option...

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin Nov 20

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin Nov 20

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Paying for Covid-19: Time to make a plan Magnus Mackay, senior associate in our Private Client team, features in the latest edition of the Bulletin published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of...

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Covid-19 : Easing of Restrictions on Estate Administrations

Covid-19 : Easing of Restrictions on Est…

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Registers of Scotland are now accepting deceased person’s Wills for registration again, a welcome development in the winding up of estates, ensuring the protection and preservation of Wills following a...

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Potential Reform of Intestacy Rules - Scotland

Potential Reform of Intestacy Rules - Sc…

Thursday 11th June 2020

Do you know who inherits your estate if you don’t have a Will?  Many people don’t know the answer to this question.  A common misconception is that a surviving spouse or...

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Capital Gains Tax - 30 Day Payment Deadline

Capital Gains Tax - 30 Day Payment Deadl…

Monday 20th April 2020

CGT - 30 Day Payment Deadline now in effect for some residential property transactions On 6 April 2020, new rules concerning the payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on some residential property...

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