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Stronachs LLP

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Magnus Mackay

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Stronachs LLP

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Private Client


Magnus is a Senior Associate in Stronachs’ Private Client team, having joined the Firm in 2008. Magnus advises a broad range of clients on all matters relating to succession planning, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax planning and the creation and administration of Trusts. He has a particular interest in advising older clients and their families. He is also involved in the executry administration of estates including those with international elements and the creation and administration of charitable Trusts.  Magnus is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in Scotland and a member of the Crofting Law Group.  He is chair of Stronachs’ Third Sector committee which provides legal advice and training to local charities and is a member of the Firm’s Charities and Social Committee.


Trained Stronachs LLP 2008-2010. Qualified 2010. Stronachs LLP 2010- present.  Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland) 2013


Law Society of Scotland; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Crofting Law Group


Fortrose Academy, Ross-shire;  University of Aberdeen (LLB) (Hons) 2007; Dip LP 2008


Golf, badminton, music, classic cars

Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Stronachs LLP is noted as ‘very good’ in the area of personal tax, trusts and executries and comprises a number of STEP-qualified practitioners. The group specialises in estate planning for high-net-worth and entrepreneurial clients, succession planning for landed estate owners, and advising non-UK domiciled individuals on their tax affairs. The group also has extensive experience advising on incapacity issues, including the preparation of powers of attorney. The team is led by Jaclyn E.P. Russell, who was promoted to partner in June 2017. Consultant George Stevenson stands out for being ‘attentive and effective’. Associate Magnus Mackay focuses on all aspects of estate and succession planning.

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