Private Client

You can trust us with all that’s important to you

Private Client

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.




Tax and succession planning

Powers of attorney and guardianships


Key Contacts

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

Jaclyn E.P. Russell

Partner, Head of Private Client
T: 01224 845 858
M: 07884 658 473

Kirsten Anderson

Partner, Private Client
T: 01224 845 899
M: 07552 686 958

Karen Oliver

Legal Director, Private Client
T: 01224 845 841
M: 07425 142222

Private Client News & Insights

Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Act 2024, the changes and what these mean for you

April 5, 2024

The Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Act 2024 received Royal Assent on 30 January 2024. This is the first major review of Trust law in Scotland in over 100 years. Learn more about the changes and what these mean for you in this blog post.

Powers of Attorney and why everyone should have one

March 27, 2024

A Power of Attorney is a legal document which appoints trusted individuals to make decisions in relation to your finances and personal welfare. It is one of the most important legal documents you can put in place and not just something to consider as you get older.

Do you need a Will? Find out why it’s important to have one in place

February 26, 2024

Preparing a Will can seem like a daunting task. In this blog post, we explain what a Will is, the importance of having a one in place and how to get started or implement any changes to your existing Will.

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2023

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.