Gillian Brown > Blackadders LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Blackadders LLP
53 Bothwell Street
G2 6TS

Work Department

Private Client




Gillian is experienced in a broad range of private client matters including Adults with Incapacity, Later Life, Wealth Management & Tax, Wills, Trust & Estates. 

Gillian has a particular interest in helping, older, infirm and disabled clients. She combines technical expertise with a genuine interest in this often under-supported sector, offering professional, caring advice.

Work Highlights:

  • Advising on and establishing trusts, with a special interest in Trusts for beneficiaries who are vulnerable and/or lack capacity and advising families on the use and administration of these Trusts.
  • Advising other firms and solicitors on matters relating to incapacity issues and providing opinions on such matters.
  • Preparing reports for personal injury compensation claims, to be lodged in support of and to facilitate settlement of claims, thereafter setting up the trust and supervising administration of the trust including engaging with the adult and family/carers to agree care plan etc.
  • Advise clients on Wills and Powers of Attorneys, Inheritance Tax Planning .
  • I have acted as financial guardian as an approved provider of Legal Services for a Local Authority for 10 years and advise on how applications should be drafted in complex and/or unusual cases.


  • Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in incapacity and mental disability law (since 2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries

Based primarily out of Dundee, the private client practice at Blackadders LLP handles the full gamut of matters related to tax issues, trusts and executries for individuals, families, trustees, and businesses. The team works closely with Wealth Management LLP; a firm-owned subsidiary advising clients on investment, inheritance tax and insurance. Johnston Clark and Laura McDowall manage the team alongside Gillian Brown in Glasgow. John Dargie in Aberdeen routinely advises on incapacity matters. Tabitha Bell recently joined the team from Drummond Miller LLP.