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Laura McDowall

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Blackadders LLP

Work Department

Private client.


Partner in the private client department specialising in adults with incapacity, including powers of attorney, guardianship orders and financial management. Also experienced in dealing with wills, trusts, taxation, charities and executry estates. Instructed by local authorities to assist with their duty to make arrangement for financial intervention and guardianship orders. Referrals from social work departments and other firms of solicitors. Current directorships: Help For Kids.


Trained Blackadders, qualified 2008, partner 2013 . Trainee solicitor, assistant solicitor, senior solicitor, associate solicitor, partner with Blackadders 2006 to date.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Blackadders LLP provides ‘excellent value for money’ and its team possesses ‘exceptional clarity of thought and knowledge of the law and procedure surrounding professional practice and conduct issues’. Managing partner Johnston Clark is noted for his ‘approachability’, ‘legal knowledge’ and ‘genuine interest in helping others’. He has extensive experience in business succession planning, particularly in farming families. Douglas Sneddon leads the firm’s executry team and acts for a number of charitable trusts. The ‘personable and efficient’ Robert Forman is a general private client practitioner, who advises on wills, estates and the preservation of assets for elderly clients. Laura McDowall specialises in adults with incapacity, including powers of attorney, guardianship orders and financial management, acting for individuals, charities and local authorities throughout Scotland. Scott Williamson is recommended for his expertise in trust law.

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