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Dylan Mitchell

Dylan is a key member of the firm’s busy Private Client department in Fife. Having joined Thorntons in April 2024, and based in our St Andrews and Cupar offices, Dylan assists individuals and their families with a range of Private Client matters, from Wills and Powers of Attorney to Trusts and succession planning.

Hannah Haig

Based in our Dundee office, Hannah is a Trainee Trust Manager in our Private Client team.

Working alongside Partner Morna Coutts, Senior Trust Manager Glyn Roberts and the Dundee Trust team, Hannah advises on trust administration. This involves setting up new trusts, the preparation of legal documents, maintaining trust cash balances and making sure payments are received and paid on time.

Hannah is well known by her clients for her approachability and her fast response time.

Elaine Grzywa

Working alongside Chris Gardiner, Joanne Todd and Corah Franco, Elaine is Executry Supervisor in our Dundee Private Client team.

Knowledgeable and customer-focused, she handles executry administration for clients from start to finish, including working on estates which are complex or contentious, and dealing with Inheritance Tax estate issues.

Rachael Paterson

Rachael is a Trainee Executry Manager in our Private Client team in Cupar, working with Partner Susan Duff.

She has been qualified as a specialist paralegal in residential conveyancing for five years and is now building up her expertise in executries.

Approachable and friendly, she always likes to build a genuine relationship with clients and works to make the legal process as simple as possible for them.

Darren Lumsden

Working alongside Partner Chris Gardiner, Darren is a Trainee Trust Manager in our Private Client team in Dundee.

Approachable and client-centred, Darren’s advises on Trust administration and Trust accounts. He has a strong interest in trust accounts and enjoys dealing with both clients and external parties such as auditors and independent examiners to ensure deadlines are met.

Glyn Roberts

Working alongside Partner Chris Gardiner, Glyn is a Senior Trust Manager and Trust Accountant in our Private Client team. He is generally based in our Dundee office but also on occasion in Arbroath and Edinburgh.

Krysty Steele

Working alongside Magnus Mackay and Anna MacLeod-Adams, Krysty is part of our Private Client team in Inverness. As a Trainee Executry Manager, she works on executries, Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is currently in the process of completing her specialised Paralegal course.

Krysty is also very experienced in residential property and has been qualified as a Conveyancing Paralegal since 2003.

Krysty always has her clients’ needs at the forefront of her mind and aims to make the legal process as easy as possible for them.

Anna MacLeod-Adams

Based in our Inverness office, Anna is an Executry Manager working with Partner Magnus Mackay. Friendly and approachable, Anna assists clients following a bereavement, looking to build a positive rapport with them at what she knows can be a difficult time. She specialises in executry administration, applications for Confirmation, Inheritance Tax returns, legal rights claims and settling estates with beneficiaries. She also works alongside solicitors in administering large complex and contentious estates.

Sara Beattie

Sara is an Executry Manager in our Private Client team in Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg, working with Partner Graeme Dickson. She has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession, specifically 10 years in Private Client, and helps clients through the whole executry administration process from start to finish, including Inheritance Tax accounts and legal rights.

Audrey Ford

A Tax Manager with Thorntons since 2021, Audrey works with Partner Morna Coutts in Edinburgh. She works closely with our Private Client teams across all our offices, as well as with other teams such as Residential Property and Family Law, and specialises in tax compliance for individuals, trusts and estates, and dealing with capital gains tax compliance.

Audrey has over 30 years’ experience working in both legal and accountancy firms. She works closely with her clients to ensure they are fully informed and kept updated throughout the compliance process.

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