Ryan Fox ensured that he always made himself available when required to discuss and explain the complex financial and legal issues regarding the executory process. His communications were timely, comprehensive and written in layman’s terms. He was extremely knowledgeable, diligent and detailed in his communications. Ryan was sensitive to the difficult and emotional time I and the executors were going through. His level of service was exceptional and exceeded my expectations
The Legal 500 (2021 Edition)
Ryan is a Partner in Aberdein Considine’s Stonehaven and Dundee offices.
He specialises in wills, trusts and executries, as well as providing advice on a wide range of private client matters including estate administration, tax planning and asset protection.
Ryan trained with Aberdein Considine after studying at the University of Aberdeen. He qualified in 2008 and became a Partner in 2016.
He is recommended by The Legal 500 (2021 Edition) in the areas of private tax, trusts and executries.
Estate Administration (Value £1.8M): Estate comprised wide variety of assets, liable to inheritance tax, issues of capital gains and income tax addressed for the administration period, negotiations with HM Revenue & Customs on tax liabilities.
Estate Administration (Value £1.5M): Estate comprised primarily of farming assets and business, liable to inheritance tax, extensive negotiations with HM Revenue & Customs on availability of agricultural and business property reliefs.
Estate Administration: Administration of estate, lifetime gifts deemed as failed potentially exempt transfers and liable to inheritance tax, advice on capital gains tax arising on gifts of heritable property and limited availability of reliefs, negotiations with HM Revenue & Customs on tax liabilities.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection (Value £240k): Advice given to spouses in the protection of assets for next and potentially future generations, establishment of lifetime trust and transfer of heritable property to trustees, discretionary trust Wills (and accompanying letters of wishes) and Continuing & Welfare Powers of Attorney.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection: Advice given to spouses in the protection of assets for next generation in particular ring fencing of assets in trust for lifetime benefit of surviving spouse but with protection for children in case of remarriage by surviving spouse.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection: Advice to spouses in the protection of assets, advising on use of trust provisions in Wills to structure entitlement of a vulnerable beneficiary with disability to avoid prejudicing beneficiary’s entitlement to means tested benefits, preparation of discretionary trust Wills and accompanying letters of wishes.
Arbroath High School
University of Aberdeen (2004 LLB Hons)
University of Aberdeen (2005 Dip LP)
Law Society of Scotland
Recommended by The Legal 500 (2021 Edition)
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