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Stuart Mackie

Associate | Dundee, Montrose

Wills, Trusts & Succession

Stuart Joined Thorntons in 2008 and gained over six years experience as a court lawyer, dealing with a whole range of disputes from criminal defence to contract disputes. Over the last few years Stuart has been providing private client services to our Dundee and Angus clients. He has a broad experience base and is well placed to advise our individual and corporate clients on a whole range of matters.

Stuart has experience in matters ranging from contentious disputes to succession advice, wills, powers of attorney, trusts and the administration of estates; and he regularly deals with contentious executries, contentious guardianship applications and other disputes arising from private client matters. Stuart successfully completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts & Estates in Scotland, with merit, in 2019.

Having also gained a MSc in Environment & Health and Safety in 2014, Stuart has a particular interest in matters surrounding health and safety at work and the defense of Health and Safety Prosecutions; he is a graduate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Stuart is currently the Chairman of local Forfar charity "The Pitstop" which aims to promote the positive development of young people and to promote intergenerational projects in the local area. He is also the Group Scout Leader at the 6th Forfar Scout Group.


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Stuart Mackie's Blog Entries

Is ‘Britain’s Most Hated Tax’ due a makeover?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been making headlines across the country this month with news of proposed changes to the tax. The HM Treasury ‘…

Posted on 25th July 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

Rural Health and Safety: Reporting workers injuries.

I recently gave a presentation to a group of farmers in relation to the recording of accidents and incidents on farms and their obligations…

Posted on 25th May 2018

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