Private Client Services

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Private Client Services

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.



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 – what are they and what are the benefits?

July 1, 2024

Trusts can be a useful tool in planning for the future, but their rules and uses are complex and can often be misunderstood. In this insight, we set out the essentials.

Stronachs LLP shortlisted as finalists in the Scottish Legal Awards 2024

June 20, 2024

Stronachs has announced its Private Client team has been shortlisted in the Scottish Legal Awards 2024. The team is a finalist in the Family Law or Private Client Team of the Year category.

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.