Mark is one of Scotland's leading Private Client lawyers. His principal areas of practice include Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Trusts, Executries and Capital Tax Planning. Mark acts for a broad range of individual clients and trustees who rely on him for his practical and technical advice and appreciate his ability to clearly communicate complex legal and tax matters. He is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, placing him in an advantageous position for clients with cross-border interests.
While Mark is very much a private client specialist, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in this area, he believes that it is necessary to advise clients with an overall understanding of their objectives, assets, business interests and family relationships.
Mark is based in the firm's Aberdeen office, although he is often spotted in all corners of the country, meeting clients or speaking at conferences.
Mark is the Chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in Scotland (STEP Scotland), a regular chair and speaker at national conferences and also teaches a Diploma in Trust Law and Practice, for which he authored the course materials.
"He is knowledgeable, helpful, professional and friendly"
Chambers & Partners 2016