Trusts: An introduction

Margaret Scotland, Head of Private Client Services

Lawyers often use terms like “Trusts” without properly explaining to their clients what these are. 

The purpose of this note is to give you a brief introduction to what “Trusts” are about and an explanation of some of the terms lawyers often use – “Trustee”, “Beneficiary”, “Settlor”, “Discretionary Trust”, “Letter of Wishes” and so on.  Continue reading

Inheritance Tax: An overview

Margaret Scotland, Head of Private Client

I believe clients should have a basic understanding of the background law and concepts against which our advice is given.  That is why I have written this quick guide to the basics of Inheritance Tax (IHT).  Continue reading