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Gillespie Macandrew Strengthens Private Client Team

Posted: 3rd September 2014

gillespie macandrew logoLegal firm Gillespie Macandrew has recruited three specialists to join its expanding Private Client team.

Agnes Mallon has been appointed as Legal Director and brings a wide range of legal expertise. Agnes will focus on trusts and tax planning for individuals and use specialist skills to advise on contentious and complex executry matters.  Agnes will continue to develop relationships with financial intermediaries.

Lianne Lodge joins as an Associate, specialising in advising elderly clients and their families. A member of Solicitors for the Elderly, she will continue to focus on this area of law having co-authored a book on the subject, “The Elderly Client – A Practical Guide”.  There are relatively few Scottish lawyers who are members of the UK organisation Solicitors for the Elderly, but the recruitment of Lianne means that Gillespie MacAndrew now has three; she joins partner Elspeth Paget and Associate Donald Winskill.

Brendan Kelly has been appointed as a Tax Manager. As a specialist in compliance, Brendan has built a career which encompassed several years with HM Revenue & Customs, before moving to the private sector. Brendan is particularly experienced in advising on issues relating to Trusts and is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).  He acts as a mentor for students preparing for the STEP diploma, especially the tax module.  Brendan will be focussing on expanding the firm’s tax compliance services for individuals and is working on new products to help make clients’ lives easier in relation to dealing with tax issues.

Elspeth Paget, Head of Private Client at Gillespie Macandrew, comments:

“These important additions to our team build on our expansion plans for the private client and tax sectors.  We are investing in developing our services with a client led proposition to ensure that we respond to our clients’ needs in a manner that works for them.

Agnes, Lianne and Brendan will all play an integral part in developing this improved service and expanding the services of the firm.”

Gillespie MacAndrew - Private Client Team

From left to right – Elspeth Paget –  Head of Private Client at Gillespie Macandrew (2nd left) welcoming Brendan Kelly, Agnes Mallon (2nd right) & Lianne Lodge (right)

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