Your Scots Counsel - Private Client

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Morton Fraser Partner Fiona Sasan
Fiona Sasan
Fiona is an extremely experienced family lawyer and one of our Glasgow based partners. Fiona is also an accredited family law specialist, a ...
0141 274 1107

We have one of the largest Private Client practices among independent Scottish law firms providing clear expert legal and financial solutions for individuals, families, business owners and professionals who live in, or have connections with, Scotland.

Benefits we bring to you

Our clients rely on us to look after their private affairs with the utmost confidentiality and discretion. It is therefore our policy not to publish credentials for the matters we act on in our Private Client practice areas. However, you can be assured that our client base comprises many HNW clients with very high profiles who rely on us to guide them through their most important and sensitive private matters.

Wills, trusts and estates

Our  highly respected  Wills, Trusts and Estates team holds a wealth of expertise. The team specialise in assisting HNW clients in relation to their estate planning, specialising in advising international clients, who hold Scottish assets, including providing assistance with gaining access to Scottish assets in cross-border estates, obtaining Confirmation (the Scottish form of probate) from the Sheriff Court where necessary. We represent intra UK and international clients who have invested in estate in Scotland.

Our established Trusts practice can provide expert advice on the creation, administration, variation and winding up of Scottish Trusts, whether private family Trusts or charitable in nature.

We also advise on Power of Attorney requirements for non-residents either based in Scotland or with assets situated here, as well as giving expert guidance on Adults with Incapacity issues as they arise in cross-border situations.

We are well known for our approachability and determination to cut through the legal jargon for our clients to provide clear and pragmatic advice to meet their needs.

Family Law

Finally, within Private Client, we  have we have  our top ranked and highly regarded Family law lawyers, renowned in Scotland for the team's strength and depth of expertise. 

We  guides your clients through the complexities  divorce whether on business related family law matters, high net worth international and cross border disputes, particularly intra UK and the ex-pat community residing in the UAE and USA.

We provide advice on the Scottish aspects of jurisdiction issues, English or overseas prenuptial agreements; cross-border child disputes, child abduction) including between England and Scotland) and cross-border maintenance and divorce issues between England and Scotland. We also are experts in complex financial cases on divorce being involved in many of the leading cases at the Court of Session in Scotland, whether involving businesses, farms/estates or international issues.