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Thinking about a time when you may no longer be able to manage your own affairs is a difficult subject. Stronachs’ private client team can help you take steps to ensure the people you want to look after you can step in if the need arises.  

We are highly experienced in advising on all aspects of granting powers of attorney, and advising attorneys when capacity has been lost.

We are often asked to assist when concerns arise that a loved one is becoming less able to manage their finances, or to look after their personal welfare.  After meeting the person concerned, we will make an initial assessment if a power of attorney can be put in place. If the matter is unclear, we can liaise with their GP.

If capacity has been lost and it is too late to put in place a power of attorney, our dispute resolution team can assist with applying to the court for an intervention or guardianship order. 

Once an order has been granted we have a wealth of experience in advising guardians and ensuring they comply with the various duties and reporting requirements they are under.

For those with concerns about their future medical care, we can put in place living wills to make their wishes known and to help take difficult decisions out of their family’s hands.  If you suffer from a serious and irreversible medical condition, a living will confirms your wish not to be given various life-sustaining treatments, such as artificial feeding.

We also have expertise in the creation and ongoing administration of personal injury and vulnerable beneficiary trusts, which can qualify for special advantageous tax treatment.  We can create a bespoke solution for you to ensure that your needs are met in the most flexible and tax advantageous way possible.

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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linkedin contactT:01224 845 947
E:carol.crowther@stronachs.com

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Private Client

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 858
E:jaclyn.russell@stronachs.com

Magnus Mackay

Magnus Mackay

Senior Associate, Private Client

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 877
E:magnus.mackay@stronachs.com

Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw

Senior Associate, Private Client

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 816
E:elizabeth.shaw@stronachs.com

Emma Boyle

Emma Boyle

Tax Manager

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linkedin contactT:01463 663383
E:emma.boyle@stronachs.com

George Stevenson

George Stevenson

Consultant, Private Client

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 819
E:george.stevenson@stronachs.com

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As published within the STEP Journal  Magnus Mackay and Jaclyn Russell survey the landscape of succession law and cohabitant’s rights in Scotland and discuss the potential for reform The succession rights of...

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Generational Planning - How to keep wealth in the family

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Monday 2nd July 2018

According to the latest report on wealth in Scotland, today’s young people are more reliant on inheritances, rather than earnings, to determine their living standards and wealth. This may prompt...

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Business Property Relief - Bringing the future into the present

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Thursday 21st June 2018

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Landmark case has couples questioning rights

Landmark case has couples questioning ri…

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Recent publicity about an English Court of Appeal ruling on the rights of unmarried couples has highlighted the misunderstanding that many people have about their rights following their partner’s death.

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Inheriting a Residential Tenancy

Inheriting a Residential Tenancy

Monday 11th December 2017

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 introduces a new type of tenancy in Scotland, under which it is possible for a tenant’s partner or other family members to inherit...

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Scottish Government Consults on Income Tax Changes

Scottish Government Consults on Income T…

Monday 20th November 2017

On 2 November the Scottish Government published its Consultation document “The Role Of Income Tax In Scotland’s Budget”.  Of particular interest to Scottish taxpayers are four alternative options for the...

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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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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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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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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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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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