This article originally appeared in full in The Scotsman on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Gillian Crandles at Turcan Connell is seeing more cross-border work, partly down to entrepreneurs whose children are working outside Scotland.

She says they are becoming more sophisticated and aware about their potential vulnerabilities on estate planning.

“They want to protect what they pass on to their children,” says Crandles.

“We are also seeing expats working outside the UK with a wide variety of assets in jurisdictions with different laws applying.

“The globalisation of the workforce is creating greater complexity.”

Crandles has also noticed an increase in the range of measures people are taking to protect their assets – pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements – all year round.

“Rather than the majority coming around the wedding season, they are now spread through the year,” she says.