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Fiona Byron

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Fiona is an Associate in our Private Client team, based in Edinburgh.

Fiona holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' Charity Trustee Qualification, as well as the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Certificate in Financial Planning.  She has previously tutored on the Revenue Law course at Edinburgh University and is also a Notary Public.

Individuals and Families expertise

Fiona undertakes a wide variety of private client work providing advice to individuals and their families, with a particular focus on asset protection and charity law.

She advises clients on all areas of estate planning. This includes providing practical, tailored advice on the use and creation of tax efficient wills, the administration of complex estates, inheritance tax planning, the creation and management of trusts, powers of attorney and issues arising under the Adults with Incapacity legislation. 

Fiona has a keen interest in charity law and is a member of Morton Fraser’s thriving Third Sector team, with her particular expertise focusing on advising charitable trusts and setting up new charities with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.  Fiona currently manages our Third Sector Linkedin Group - if you would like to join this group please drop her an email.

Recent Content by Fiona Byron

15 Sep 2021

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Recent data published by Smee and Ford notes that in the period from 2010 to 2020, more than one million charitable bequests were left in Wills and...
Blog
Fiona Byron
1 Jan 2021

What are the differences between Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs), Community Interest Companies (CICs) and companies?

Your charity could be one of many legal structures and it can often be difficult to choose which would the most suitable.
Article
Fiona Byron, Adrian Bell
17 Dec 2020

Visiting Care Homes: Is there Light at the End of the Covid-19 Tunnel?

After initial fears that care homes would not be able to receive the first batch of vaccines due to logistical concerns, 90 year old Annie Innes, a...
Blog
Fiona Byron

AWARDS

Recipient of the Law Awards of Scotland Trainee Solicitor of the Year Award 2009

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