Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2023

Published: July 20, 2023

The 2023 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 as Band 2 within the guide. 

The guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth from more than 50 countries around the world and is used by family offices and professional advisers to wealthy individuals, providing objective guidance on an international scale. The recommendations within the guide are based on in-depth analysis following extensive research by Chambers’ experienced team.

Head of Department Jaclyn Russell has again been individually recognised and ranked and recently promoted Kirsten Anderson and Karen Oliver have been included in the guide and recognised as ones to watch.    

Jaclyn said “In June of this year Kirsten was made Partner and Karen promoted to Legal Director.  As was said at the time by the Stronachs’ Board, this was in recognition of their ability, efforts and commitment to the firm and our clients.  I am very pleased that their achievements have been acknowledged by Chambers with both being included in the latest edition of their High Net Worth Guide as ones to watch.”

The guide provides the following review:-  

Aberdeen-based Stronachs assists clients on a broad range of private client matters including international estate planning and administration of executries..  The guide goes on to describe the team’s strengths as including:

“The Stronachs private client team are incredibly knowledgeable and have a vast understanding to be able to deal with complex cases.”

“Stronachs dealt with all matters knowledgeably and efficiently. Their manner of dealing with clients was excellent.”

“They are highly competent, articulate and clear in explanations and again very efficient.”

The guide also highlights Notable Practitioners 

Jaclyn Russell advises on trusts and tax matters.

Russell leads Stronachs’ private client team and regularly advises high net worth clients on succession planning. “Jaclyn Russell is professional yet very approachable and can adapt to clients’ needs.” “Technically Jaclyn is brilliant, and she has a really nice client manner, I rate her very highly. She is clued in, knowledgeable and collaborative and a very safe pair of hands for high net worth clients and complex work.” “Jaclyn Russell is trustworthy, a good communicator, efficient and pleasant.”

Kirsten Anderson  (senior associate when Chambers were producing the guide, promoted to Partner on 1 June 2023)  

Anderson has a particular focus on succession planning and administration of trusts. “Kirsten is extremely approachable, always professional, and can gauge clients’ understanding of difficult situations very well.”

Karen Oliver (senior associate when Chambers were producing the guide, promoted to Legal Director on 1 June 2023).

Oliver has expertise in all aspects of private client law, with a particular focus on succession planning and will writing. “Karen has a great understanding of the market and excellent client manner, and is able to handle any matter, complex or not, in such a smooth manner.” “Karen is tenacious, friendly and a good communicator.” “Karen is very professional and can be relied upon for good advice.”