Ian MacDonald

Credentials

  • LLB (Law)
  • Notary Public

While my main focus is on the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and the administration of deceased’s estates of all sizes, whether simple or complex, I also help with the management of the affairs of elderly clients, especially those for whom I hold Power of Attorney. 

I enjoy assisting clients and their families in connection with all aspects of the management of their affairs in a sympathetic and understanding manner.

As well as dealing with complex estates much of my work involves the administration of small to medium estates and I offer a full “hands on” approach assisting where required with registration of death, funeral arrangements and all aspects of administration aiming to complete the process in as speedy, efficient and sympathetic a way as possible.

 

 

Recent Activity

 I am involved in the management of a number of farming estates and undertake company secretarial and other legal work for and the day to day management of 2 property and investment companies.

I act as Company Secretary for Inverness Thistle & Caledonian F.C. Limited [Inverness’s Scottish Premier League football team].

I have advised clients on estate planning with a view to mitigating the exposure of the family home to care home charges as well as on post death variations of Wills to minimise Inheritance Tax liability.

I have been dealing with a number of complex Inheritance Tax paying estates involving complicated Trust and other issues and the ongoing management of these estates.

I have also dealt with the estates of clients with substantial assets abroad which required obtaining foreign grants of Probate.