Strategic appointments strengthen Aberdein Considine’s private client team

left to right - Emma Haverstock (Solicitor), Georgina McBride (Associate), Fiona O’Donnell (Associate), Karen Wooton (Senior Associate), James MacKinnon (Partner), Aileen Entwistle (Partner), Nadine Todd (Senior Solicitor), Kathryn Duncan (Solicitor) and Rebecca White (Senior Solicitor)

Aberdein Considine has further strengthened its private client team with seven strategic appointments in Scotland. 

A period of targeted recruitment sees the teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow expand in a move that marks a major investment in the firm’s service offering. 

The team will enhance the delivery of services across private client practice areas including wills, powers of attorney, inheritance tax, estate and succession planning and trust and estate administration. 

In Glasgow and Stirling, the firm welcomes Karen Wooton, senior associate, Fiona O’Donnell, associate, Rebecca White, senior solicitor, and Emma Haverstock, solicitor. 

In Edinburgh, the new appointments are Georgina McBride, associate, Nadine Todd, senior solicitor, and Kathryn Duncan, solicitor. 

There is a growing demand for private client services, particularly following the Covid pandemic, when many people began looking at matters such as succession planning. Studies have shown that estate planning and administration, as well as will writing, has seen significant growth in the past four years.  

The new additions are the latest in a period of sustained and significant growth in the private client team as a whole, taking the department to 27 people. As well as the expertise based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, Aberdein Considine also has private client services operating from offices in Perth, Aberdeen and the wider north-east. 

Aileen Entwistle, Aberdein Considine Partner and Head of Private Client for Glasgow, welcomed the firm’s latest strategic recruitment. 

She said: “This is yet another notable coup for Aberdein Considine’s private client team in what has been a period of significant growth. We have trebled in size over the past five years. 

“As our client base has grown, it has been crucial to invest in the right people so we can expand further into the market.” 

Aberdein Considine is building one of the biggest STEP qualified teams in Scotland. A global professional body, STEP is made up of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners who help families plan for their futures. It trains and educates its members and ensures high standards are upheld. 

James MacKinnon, the firm’s Partner and Head of Private Client, Edinburgh, said: “Our team is geared to handle everything from straightforward will writing, to more complex estates and trust planning. We have been ranked and recognised by the prestigious Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 guides. This further strengthening will only enhance our service offering.” 

Jacqueline Law, Managing Partner, Aberdein Considine, said: “The addition of these highly respected professionals to our team positions us perfectly as a firm to accelerate our growth in the area of private client work.  

“They will be an invaluable asset to Aberdein Considine and our clients, further strengthening the extensive expertise we possess here.” 

Law firm Aberdein Considine works with a broad range of commercial, public sector and private clients and has offices across Scotland and in the north of England. The firm offers a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses, with services including family law, employment law, personal insolvency, divorce and separation, legal disputes, executory administration and corporate and business advisory services. It is also Scotland’s largest solicitor estate and lettings agent and has a leading financial services department. 

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