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Addleshaw Goddard

EXCHANGE TOWER, 19 CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 2400
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 9800
DX:
ED27 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Douglas Hunter

Tel:
Work 0131 222 9835
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Private Capital

Position

Expertise - Douglas is a partner in the firm's private client team, dealing with tax, trusts and succession. Experience - Douglas has 35 years' experience in private client work dealing with the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and the administration of estates and trusts, including acting as an attorney for elderly clients. He regularly works with families and individuals in their long term succession planning, including interaction with income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Career

Trained Thorntons; qualified 1980; partner HBJ Gateley 1990. Lectured at the Law Society Update courses

Languages

English

Member

STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Education

George Watson’s College, Edinburgh; Queen’s University, Belfast (1977 LLB (Hons))

Leisure

Rugby discipline, golf and dog walking


Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Gregor Mitchell leads Addleshaw Goddard’s team, which advises a range of clients, with a particular focus on SME entrepreneurs. Leveraging the firm’s UK-wide presence, the team handles cross-border and multi-jurisdictional mandates and matters at the crossroads between corporate and private client work. Other key figures include Douglas Hunter, who has extensive experience advising elderly clients on their estates, and legal director Euan Fleming, who specialises in trusts and estates matters. The group is advising former international rugby player, Doddie Weir, on matters relating to his trust and foundation following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease, which included the establishment of tax efficient structures, an SCIO, a discretionary trust for a vulnerable person and assistance to the trustees with charity taxation regimes.

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