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Private Client 
Succession planning and inheritance tax

Whatever your individual needs are, our legal team can help you plan for the future you have in mind.

Specialist lawyers to help you plan for the future

No matter what stage you are at in your life, it’s never too early to start planning for the future.
The legislation around inheritance can be complicated and you need to know who will benefit from your estate, especially in cases of separation/divorce, second or further marriage, cohabitation or where there are business interests.

You might want to preserve some of your assets for future generations or to protect groups of people from inheriting at the wrong time. Succession planning is often linked to retirement planning and our expert team can work alongside financial advisors to optimise your position.

Inheritance tax is due or, in some circumstances, during a person’s lifetime and, while there are allowances and exemptions available, the rules can be complex and subject to change. We can help you mitigate your tax implications, prepare and submit tax forms and help guide you through what can often be a tricky area of law.

Whatever your needs are, our legal team can help you plan for the future

Get peace of mind with our succession planning team.

Specialist succession and inheritance lawyers

Let us help you plan for the future.


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Dorothy Kellas


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Lindsay Darroch


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Glen Gilson

Managing Partner

What our clients say

  • Peter Hunt

“…our dealings with you were second to none. We very much appreciate your involvement in our affairs during the early stages of the COVID lockdown and would have no hesitation in utilising your services, should they be required again in the future.”

  • David Kinnon

“For some eight months, I have tried in vain to complete Wills, Power of Attorney and Trust arrangements on behalf of my wife and myself. I approached a small number of law firms including Gilson Gray. The swift and perceptive response of the team readily persuaded me to engage with Gilson Gray. The team saw the process quickly underway, with off queries efficiently ironed out in direct contact with my independent financial advisors. Gilson Gray handled the matter expertly from start to finish. The documentary process is now complete and I strongly recommend this firm’s services, both to those with a clear view of the process and to those who are hesitant of what may be entailed.