Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints George Stevenson as private client specialist

Aberdeen-based Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed George Stevenson as its new private client specialist.

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints George Stevenson as private client specialist

Kirsten McKinnon, George Stevenson and Gillian Campbell

Mr Stevenson will bring over 40 years’ of experience and expertise across the spectrum of personal legal and tax matters to the firm and its clients.

Renowned for his focus on clients and exceptional technical skills, Mr Stevenson specialises in all aspects of estate and inheritance tax planning, including wills, trusts, guardianships, executries and Powers of Attorney.

Legal 500, the independent legal directory, states that he “stands out for being attentive and effective” in personal tax, trust and executry work.

Mr Stevenson will join a rapidly expanding private client team in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Aberdeen office, with a north of Scotland remit.

In recent months, the firm has recruited Gillian Campbell as a partner and head of private client in Aberdeen and the north of Scotland, and solicitor Kirsten McKinnon.

Mr Stevenson, who was previously a partner and consultant at Stronachs, where he worked with Hamish Lean, now Shepherd and Wedderburn’s head of rural property, will also work closely with the firm’s private client specialists across its UK offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

He said: “I am very excited to join such a prestigious firm, with a long history acting for clients in the UK and internationally. I look forward to assisting Gillian with the continuing development of the private client practice locally and throughout the north of Scotland and working alongside a talented, collegiate team.”

Gillian Campbell added: “Attracting a private client lawyer of George’s stature and experience is a huge win for Shepherd and Wedderburn’s fast-growing private client practice in Aberdeen and the north east.”

Malcolm Rust, head of private client at Shepherd and Wedderburn, also said: “We are delighted to welcome a specialist of George’s calibre to our Aberdeen private client team – further demonstrating our sustained investment in Aberdeen and the north of Scotland.

“His experience and technical skills will be of real benefit to our clients, in particular, those requiring advice on estate and succession planning and those looking to protect their assets during uncertain economic times.”

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