Louise Patterson
Louise Patterson
louise.patterson@blackadders.co.uk

Associate Solicitor, Private Client

Edinburgh Office
5 Rutland Square EH1 2AX

edinburgh@blackadders.co.uk

0131 2228000

0131 2228008

Legal Post: ED508

Louise is an associate solicitor in our Private Client division and joined Blackadders in 2015 after just over 8 years working in private client at another Edinburgh law firm.  She is an experienced private client practitioner working on a broad range of matters.  She can assist with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, the administration of estates and succession planning for asset protection and inheritance tax purposes.  Louise is also experienced in applying for and administering guardianships and advising on the law relating to trusts including the establishment of trusts and their ongoing administration, tax treatment of trust funds and planning to minimise tax.  

Work Highlights

  • Awarded STEP Diploma for Scotland (Trusts and Estates) with Distinction in 2012
  • STEP Wills and Executries Student of the Year at STEP Excellence Awards in June 2011 in London
  • Advising a broad range of clients on their lifetime and succession planning
  • Guiding relatives of those without capacity through the often daunting process of applying for guardianship
  • Advising in relation to family and charitable trusts, getting to know those involved and balancing family and personal interests with the financial and tax aspects of the trust

Accreditations

  • Notary Public
  • Full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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