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Brodies LLP

110 QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW, G1 3BX, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 248 4672
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 9270
DX:
GW11 GLASGOW
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Web:
www.brodies.com

Norman Kennedy

Tel:
Work 0141 245 6265
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Personal and family.

Position

Norman is recognised as one of the leading private client lawyers. He specialises in advising high net-worth individuals and their families in relation to succession planning, asset protection, inheritance tax mitigation, wills, trusts, executries (probate) and incapacity planning. Norman is the trusted legal adviser to a wide range of clients, from the relatively well-off to some of Scotland’s wealthiest families. As well as being a lawyer, he is also a fully qualified chartered accountant, and is well known for his financial acumen and commercial approach. He has a particular interest and expertise in winding up complex estates involving family businesses, and excels in providing advice to entrepreneurs regarding the important interaction across personal, wider family and business interest. Norman particularly enjoys working as part of a team of specialist family advisers, including accountants, investment managers and independent financial advisers. Clients and their other professional advisers comment on his down-to-earth manner and his ability to give clear and concise advice that is free of legal jargon.

Career

Trained at EY as a CA 1991-94; trained at McGrigors 1997-99; Turcan Connell 1999-2001; Senior solicitor Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2001-03; Associate 2003-04; Partner 2004-14; Brodies 2014-present.

Education

Inverness Royal Academy, University of Glasgow 1987-91; BAcc 1991; LLB 1993; dip legal practice 1994; University of Edinburgh 1994-97.

Leisure

Fishing.


Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Brodies LLP’s ‘well-resourced and experienced’ team is ‘at the top of its game’, and adept at handling tax and estate planning matters for wealthy individuals and families and smaller value clients alike. It also has extensive expertise in the establishment of Family Investment Companies (FICs) and Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs); work that ‘extremely knowledgeableSusanne Batchelor is noted for, alongside her extensive cross-border asset practice. Mark Stewart leads the personal and family department while Alan Barr heads the personal tax planning group, which includes a number of chartered accountants. Other key practitioners include Norman Kennedy, who specialises in succession planning, asset protection, inheritance tax mitigation, trusts and incapacity planning; Alan Eccles, a ‘trusted adviser’ who is known for advising individuals, families, charities and family business on trust matters; and associate Leigh Gould.

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