Lawyers Beyond London

Brodies’ edinburgh-based partner Alan Barr has been busy helping clients to grapple with change: not least an eventual Brexit, but also Scottish independence. ‘Clients are remarkably sanguine about our changing times,’ he says. ‘They recognise that Scotland remains a good place to live and in which to hold assets, and realise that the increasing complications of a devolved tax system, coupled with potential withdrawal from the EU, demands their close attention.’ He sees a need among Scotland based clients for the integrated approach Brodies offers, bearing in mind Westminster taxes clients’ capital, while succession and trust rules remain ‘distinctly Scottish’. St Mirren fan Barr is a keen walker, theatre lover and foodie and enjoys following the England cricket team.

Alan Barr