Karen Oliver > Stronachs LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Stronachs LLP
AB10 1YL

Work Department

Private Client


Karen is a Senior Associate in the Private Client department and advises clients on all aspects of estate and succession planning from Wills, Trusts and other tax planning measures to winding up estates. She has a keen interest in assisting vulnerable adults, including setting up Powers of Attorney, providing advice to Guardians and putting in place suitable trust arrangements. Where clients have received compensation payments as a result of an accident or injury, she can guide them through the creation and ongoing administration of an appropriate Personal Injury Trust, helping preserve their right to means tested benefits and ensuring that their funds are suitably managed. She also enjoys acting for charity clients.  Drawing on personal experience as a Charity Trustee, she is experienced in establishing and running all types of charity, from Charitable Trusts to Charitable Companies and Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs).  Karen is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was presented with the STEP Wills, Trusts and Executries Scottish Student of the Year Award for having the highest mark in her student year.


Trained at Stronachs LLP (2009-2011), Stronachs LLP 2009 – present




Law Society of Scotland; Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)


Kincorth Academy, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen LLB with Options in Management Studies (First Class Hons) (2008); Dip LP (2009)


Live music, girlguiding and ice hockey

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries

Stronachs LLP has a ‘breadth of knowledge and skills’, and is active across bespoke estate planning for high-net worth clients, including farming businesses, multi-million-pound executries and administration of charitable trusts. Overseen by Jaclyn Russell, the team is made up of associate Karyn Richmond,who recently joined from Harper Macleod LLP and advises clients on estate planning and asset protection; Karen Oliver is also a key member of the team.