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.