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Peter Shand

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Murray Beith Murray

Work Department

Private Client - Asset Protection


Peter is a Partner in Murray Beith Murray’s private client department.  Responsible for meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.  Having worked previously with one of Scotland’s largest commercial law firms he combines private client expertise with a broader knowledge and perspective, offering specialist advice in relation to wills, succession, estate planning, asset protection and tax mitigation including inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice. 

 As a dual qualified solicitor (Scotland and England/Wales), Peter is able to act for clients who have interests both North and South of the border.  He also advises a number of clients with international portfolios.

 Peter is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  He holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes which equips practitioners with the expertise needed to anticipate, and consequently avoid, the common pitfalls that can lead to trust disputes. He acts for family business owners as well as private individuals and, building on his corporate background, he has strong credentials in advising business owners on wills and succession planning.

Areas of work:

  • Estate planning (including taxation issues)
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts/Companies/Partnerships
  • English law
  • Charities


where trained:             McGrigor Donald       year qualified:  2001

year made partner in present firm: 2011




Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Personal Finance Society ; WS Society


Main secondary school attended: Aberdeen Grammer School

Universities and colleges attended: University of Aberdeen: 1999 LLB (Hons) with French law; 2007 Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (Dual Qualified Solicitor); 2009 Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP)

Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Murray Beith Murray’s ‘steady, prompt and sensible’ team advises clients on trusts and estates, succession planning, personal and trust taxation and property matters. The group also has expertise in executries and charitable trusts. The team is led by Peter Shand, whose clients predominantly include business owners, business families, in addition to private individuals. ‘Knowledgeable and prepared to argue his case’, Ruthven Gemmell is dual Scottish and English law qualified. Carole Hope specialises in wills and estate planning, and in looking after the affairs of elderly and vulnerable individuals. Associate Caroline Pringle is experienced in succession and tax planning matters, in addition to the creation, administration and termination of trusts. Recent highlights include a number of matters concerning internationally domiciled individuals with significant assets based in multiple jurisdictions.

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