Our Private Client team has only one agenda. Yours.

Looking after the interests of families and individuals involves advising on personal, often sensitive issues.

Burness Paull's private client lawyers work with this at its core, offering practical and informed support while taking into account individual concerns.

Whatever your circumstances, our private client lawyers are committed to acting as trusted advisers and ensuring your personal concerns are taken care of in a way that suits you as an individual.

How our private client lawyers can help you:

Known for its experience in advising High Net Worth clients, our private client team acts for some of Scotland’s wealthiest families, individuals and household names on complex and often international personal interests.

Guiding clients through issues relating to succession, protection of wealth and taxation, we ensure that both their business and personal objectives are considered and met, having taken the time to clearly understand their circumstances and goals. This approach has led the team to develop skills in areas such as Family Investment Companies, Trusts and international tax planning issues.

Working with corporate finance colleagues, we offer clients a unique perspective on planning for the future through holistic advice including:

  • succession planning (lifetime and testamentary)
  • creation and management of Trusts
  • personal capital taxes’ planning
  • Powers of Attorney and estate management during incapacity
  • caring for the vulnerable
  • executry administration.

The team is closely aligned with STEP, the leading worldwide professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. We are proud to hold STEP Platinum Employer Partner status.

STEP has members across 95 countries, bringing together the best estate practitioners in each, enabling a joined-up service across different geographic regions. This access to the firm's international offering delivers real benefits to clients.

We are also experts in UK tax for non-residents and resident non-domicillaries, and can call upon our specialist immigration and tax teams as the need arises.

Get in touch to discuss how we can support you: