Emily is an experienced private client lawyer who specialises in providing personal legal advice on wills, trusts and estate planning. She also advises banks, insurance companies and professional trustees, both onshore and offshore, on aspects of trust law.
Emily trained at the firm and has specialised in private client work since she qualified in 2008. She has a diverse client base covering Scotland, the North of England and further afield.
Emily’s main area of expertise is providing advice to entrepreneurs and business families, including owners of landed estates. She takes a particular interest in the challenges facing family business owners as they seek to pass wealth through the generations, advising on succession issues and planning for the future.
Emily is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner and a member of STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. She is dual qualified in Scotland and England & Wales and is a Scottish Notary Public.
Examples of experience include advising:
- Business owners on succession planning through Wills, trusts and lifetime gifts
- A prominent business family on the reorganisation of its trust and related corporate structures following a business sale
- On complex Will drafting for high net worth individuals
- Trustees on the extent of their powers and duties in the context of managing trust assets and providing for beneficiaries.
"Emily is extremely responsive and understands the complexities of both English and Scottish law. She is able to assist across multiple areas, covering wills, estate and trust planning and powers of attorney."
Emily is a ranked individual in Chambers High Net Worth 2022
"Her attention to detail is excellent and she was very quick to get to grip with our client's very complicated set of circumstances and provide clear, pragmatic advice on what steps would simplify our client’s affairs."
A "class act."