Jaclyn Russell > Stronachs LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Stronachs LLP
AB10 1YL

Work Department

Private Client


Jaclyn is a Partner in the Private Client team. She advises a wide range of clients including business owners, farming clients, landed estate owners and high net worth individuals on tax planning, wills, powers of attorney, living wills and trust and estate administration. She specialises in tax and estate planning matters and has a particular interest in the creation and administration of charitable trusts.  Jaclyn is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) having attained the STEP Diploma with distinction. In 2015 she was awarded the STEP Trust and Executry Accounting Scottish Student of the Year award and in 2014 she achieved the STEP Trusts Law and Practice Scottish Student of the Year award. She is dual qualified in Scots and English Law and is also a former tutor on the Private Client elective of the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen.


Trained Balfour & Manson LLP 2008 – 2009, Qualified 2008.  Fyfe Ireland LLP, Edinburgh 2009 – 2012.  Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh 2012.  Stronachs LLP 2012 – present.

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test 2010.  Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland) with distinction 2014




Law Society of Scotland; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners


The Gordon Schools, Huntly;  University of Aberdeen ((LLB) (Hons) 2005; Dip LP (2006))


Travel, music and hillwalking

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates

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Stronachs LLP’s agricultural practice is jointly led by David Marshall  (who was elevated to the partnership last year) and Jaclyn Russell  in Aberdeen and frequently advises large farming enterprises and landowners. The team handles property transactions and renewable energy projects.

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.