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Dentons

1 GEORGE SQUARE, GLASGOW, G2 1AL, SCOTLAND
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Work 0330 222 0050
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Fax 0330 222 0053
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GW67 GLASGOW
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Eleanor Kerr

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Work 0330 222 1822
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Dentons

Work Department

Private client and charities

Position

Partner undertaking wide range of tax planning/estate planning work including administration of trusts and estates, charities, will drafting.

Career

Trained McGrigor Donald; qualified 1989; partner 1995; partner Maclay Murray & Spens 2001; directorships: various in-house nominee and trustee companies.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

Prestwick Academy; University of Glasgow (LLB (Hons); Dip LP).


Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Dentons handles the gamut of criminal matters for a number of senior corporate executives and sporting professionals. Douglas Blyth  recently acted for Hibernian FC player, Martin Boyle, in connection with a road traffic prosecution. Blyth is handling a separate case involving a professional footballer facing breach of the peace charges. Eleanor Kerr’s highlights included representing the executors of an estate before the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in connection to the alleged murder of the deceased. Michael Dean is also recommended for his extensive criminal defence experience.

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Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Dentons ' team, which transferred from legacy firm, Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP, is led by Eleanor Kerr who took over from Andrew Biggart (now a consultant at the firm). The group’s primary focuses are wills, trusts, tax planning, contentious and non-contentious probate, matters concerning adults with incapacity, personal injury and charitable trusts. Alexis Graham, whose clients include a number of entrepreneurs and other high-net-worth individuals, is advising the estate of a deceased client who had a considerable shareholding, in a matter involving business property relief, a large number of lifetime gifts and complex family dynamics.

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