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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.


Key Contacts

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

Carol Crowther

Carol Crowther

Partner, Head of Private Client

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Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Private Client

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George Stevenson

George Stevenson

Consultant, Private Client

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Private Client News & Insights


Why Should I Make a Will?

Why Should I Make a Will?

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Many people are reluctant to put in place a Will.  Some feel they are too young and do not wish to consider making a Will until later in life or...

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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Thursday 18th May 2017

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 (‘2016 Act’) has now been on the statute books for one year. The Act provides a comprehensive and modern framework for funeral arrangements...

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Imminent Tax Changes for Non-Doms

Imminent Tax Changes for Non-Doms

Tuesday 28th March 2017

While non-domiciled individuals (“non-doms”) have traditionally received favourable tax treatment in the UK, a number of reforms were announced in the 2015 summer Budget to widen the scope of the...

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Spring Budget 2017 – Key Impacts for Your Clients

Spring Budget 2017 – Key Impacts for You…

Thursday 9th March 2017

Yesterday Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first and only Spring Budget.  Although, as anticipated, the Budget was relatively uneventful, a number of previously announced changes which may affect clients will...

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Common Reporting Standard - Guidance for Charities

Common Reporting Standard - Guidance for…

Monday 9th January 2017

The new year brings with it the end of the first reporting period under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), a measure designed to assist in the fight against international tax...

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Stronachs achieves STEP recognition for Private Client team

Stronachs achieves STEP recognition for …

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Stronachs LLP in Aberdeen has achieved specialist accreditation for its Private Client team, becoming one of only five Scottish practices to be recognised as an Employer Partner by STEP.

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Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force

Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 comes int…

Thursday 27th October 2016

In January we reported on the provisions of the Succession (Scotland) Bill 2016, which went on to receive Royal Assent on 3 March 2016. While some administrative provisions came into...

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A Clean Break?

A Clean Break?

Thursday 11th August 2016

Significant changes to Scottish Succession law are on the way with the enactment of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) due to come fully into force on 1...

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Dedicated lawyer Kirsten takes big STEP forwards

Dedicated lawyer Kirsten takes big STEP …

Friday 1st July 2016

A SENIOR solicitor from Stronachs LLP has been named one of the top two Scottish candidates in a recent specialist exam set by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Kirsten...

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organis…

Tuesday 28th June 2016

The Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or “SCIO”, is the newest form of charity structure in Scotland.  Five years on from its introduction, over 1,000 SCIOs have been established.  An increasing...

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Property investors setting up companies face minefield of tax considerations

Property investors setting up companies …

Wednesday 20th April 2016

Transferring properties into company ownership has become a hot topic, as changes in tax rules spur those with a portfolio on to looking at the best way to manage their...

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