Eleanor Kerr > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
1 GEORGE SQUARE
GLASGOW
G2 1AL
Scotland

Work Department

Private client and charities

Position

Eleanor is a Partner in the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation practice, based in the Glasgow office.

She specialises in all aspects of inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning (including formation and administration of trusts), as well as the preparation of wills, administration of executries and the Scottish law relating to charities.

Career

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

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries

Shepherd and Wedderburn shook up the market in early 2021 with the acquisition of Dentons’ 20-strong private client practice, extending its geographical reach and bolstering its depth of expertise. Eleanor Kerr and Alexis Graham, in particular, bring notable strengths in wills, powers of attorney, trust formation and administration, as well as succession law and tax and estate planning. Kerr has joined as head of the Glasgow private wealth and tax team; the overarching private client practice is led from Edinburgh by Malcolm Rust. The team mainly assists high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, wealthy families and private and family businesses. As well as handling high-end domestic matters, it offers advice to international clients with interests and assets in multiple jurisdictions, specialising in tax planning and compliance advice. Dual England and Scotland-qualified partner Christopher McGill places an emphasis on strategic family governance advice and assisting clients with philanthropic and environmental, social and governance objectives. Also possessing noteworthy track records in this area are Gillian Campbell, Greig Honeyman and Douglas Sinclair. The Aberdeen-based Campbell heads the private client team in the north of Scotland; she is praised for her ‘clear and unambiguous‘ advice and ‘highly personable‘ approach.