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Chris Gardiner

Senior Solicitor | St Andrews

Wills, Trusts & Succession


Chris is a Senior Solicitor in our St Andrews office specialising in Private Client work.

He advises individuals and families on asset protection and tax efficient succession planning, including the drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorney. Chris also assists families through the executry administration process following the death of a loved one, including obtaining Confirmation (Scottish Probate) and dealing with the tax authorities. Chris also regularly advises clients on the creation and administration of trusts, including Discretionary, Liferent and Charitable Trusts.

Chris is dedicated to assisting his clients and their families by providing practical and bespoke advice that can be easily understood. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of Trusts, Estates and related issues.

Chris is also a committee member at Cosmos Community Centre in St Andrews and co-founded the Tayside networking group Societay.


Chris Gardiner's Blog Entries

Are business owners neglecting their personal affairs?

When running a business on a day to day basis, the primary focus is working towards the goals set for the year. Whilst business owners…


Posted on 23rd May 2019

Inheritance Tax and the Increased Residence Nil Rate Band

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April 2019 marks the second increase in the Residence Nil Rate Band which originally came into…


Posted on 4th April 2019

Can a text message be a valid Will?

This week, a French Court in the city of Metz ruled that a text message could not be regarded as a valid Will. The text message stated…


Posted on 22nd August 2018


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