Burness Paull

Private Wealth Law Department

Aberdeen and surrounds
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Burness Paull has "an extensive private client team," that advises high net worth individuals and family-owned businesses on matters such as trust and estate administration, succession planning and power of attorney. A commentator remarks: "Burness Paull represents a sweet spot within the Aberdeen legal market. It has the size and scale to deal with all the areas that my clients have need of."

One interviewee notes that "they're good at the technical aspects of trusts," adding: "They're absolutely fantastic and very personable individuals."

Notable practitioners


Colin McKenzie
heads the firm's private client team and advises high net worth individuals and family-owned businesses. A commentator says: "Colin McKenzie has an impressive grasp of the type of private wealth issues and private company and partnership issues that many of our clients face." Another notes: "Colin is a practical lawyer who builds strong client relationships. He is someone who really understands how much clients value clear, concise advice and support."

Burness Paull made up
Fiona Clarke
to partner in February 2021. Clarke advises high net worth clients on private client matters including succession and estate planning, trusts and tax planning. One source comments: "Fiona Clarke is definitely one to watch. She is a fantastic communicator and someone who has a deep understanding of the issues that her clients face." Another says: "Her ability to put clients at ease, develop trusting relationships, sensitively probe into delicate family matters and explain complex issues in a simple way are the main reasons I choose to recommend Fiona to my clients."