Chris McGill > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn
1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT
CONFERENCE SQUARE
EDINBURGH
EH3 8UL
Scotland

Work Department

Private Client, Charities

Position

Chris is a partner in the private client practice of the firm. Specialising in private client and charities work, he advises private individuals, families and trustees on issues such as succession planning, wills and trusts, and personal taxation. With an increasingly mobile and international client base, Chris also regularly advises on issues such as domicile, international taxation and estate planning. For charities, Chris provides constitutional, regulatory and governance advice to charity trustees throughout the UK. Chris is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Charity Law. Admitted in Scotland, England and Wales.

Career

Trained Shepherd and Wedderburn; qualified 2001; partner private client and charities teams 2013 to date (closely involved in the expansion of the teams and the development of Shepherd and Wedderburn Financial).

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; WS Society; chair Dean Orphanage and Cauvin Trust (charity supporting disadvantaged young people in their transition to independent living); Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

St Joseph’s College, Dumfries; University of Edinburgh.

Leisure

Keen supporter of Queen of the South Football Club.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Shepherd and Wedderburn advises major universities, charity trustees and public sector clients on a range of constitutional and governance related matters, including establishing new charities, revising trust structures, safeguarding issues and employment disputes. The team has particular strength in the higher education sector. Dual-qualified accredited specialist Chris McGill advises a diverse range of clients on governance and tax matters.