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Carole Hope

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Murray Beith Murray

Work Department

Private Client - Asset Protection and Executry


Carole is a Consultant Solicitor, having previously been a Partner and head of the Executry group with the firm.  She is an experienced private client partner; undertakes complex and contentious executry work and has an interest in cross border succession and a concern for the rights of and care for the elderly and vulnerable; and is involved in the management of a number of charitable trusts.


where trained:  Weir and Macgregor, Edinburgh       year qualified: 1981

year made partner in present firm: Joined present firm as partner in 2002, having previously been a partner with another Edinburgh firm


French, Latin and some Italian


STEP, Franco British Lawyers Society


main secondary school attended: James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh

Universities and colleges attended:  Edinburgh University; College of Law

LLB (1979) and QLTT (2006)

Scotland: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Murray Beith Murray has ‘a competent’ cross-departmental team of litigators, which deals with the spectrum of contentious trust and probate work. Carole Hope, who has ‘excellent technical knowledge and experience’ in contentious matters, has ‘a particular strength in spotting the key issues’ and ‘cutting through the nonsense’. Andrew Paterson leads the practice, and is ‘a pragmatic and forward thinking lawyer’. Hugh Younger is noted for his ‘good client skills’. The group stands out for its ‘substantial experience’ in dealing with high net-worth individuals and complicated executry estates, including those with businesses or agricultural interests. It also has notable expertise in dealing with matters arising from foreign assets.

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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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