Chris specialises in tax and estate planning advice for individuals and families, based in the UK and internationally. He advises on wills, powers of attorney, asset protection and tax planning. He has a particular interest in tax and legal structuring advice for entrepreneurs and family business owners. Chris has extensive experience in managing trusts, family and property investment companies and in handling executries. He also advises charity trustees and chief executives on all aspects of charity law including legal structures, governance, risk, regulatory compliance, and constitutional modernisation.

Chris trained at Turcan Connell after reading psychology and then law at Aberdeen University. He has served on the Governing Court of Aberdeen University, the WS Society’s educational charity John Watson's Trust and as a director of Families Outside. He is currently appointed to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Scottish Grants Committee, the finance committee of Scotland’s Churches Trust, a trustee of The Thistle Trust, and is a Council Member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

He is a regular speaker at private client conferences on trust, tax and succession law matters. Chris is a member of STEP and of the Chartered Management Institute. He holds the Investment Management Certificate from CFA UK Society and is a former holder of the President's Prize of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Chris is our Client Relations Partner.

Latest posts from Chris Sheldon

Inheritance Tax | Chris Sheldon on BBC Radio Scotland - 22nd June 2018

Legal and Tax Advice for Entrepreneurs - 20th February 2018

Inheritance Tax: Changes to IHT - 7th July 2016

Cross border issues for charities in Scotland - 14th May 2015

Spare a thought for risk - 14th July 2014