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Shona Brown

Shona Brown


Edinburgh 0131 200 1449

In 1991, I decided to change direction from dentistry and returned to university to study law. After qualifying in 1994, I worked both in Edinburgh and in East Lothian, ultimately as a partner in general practice.

In 2008 I changed direction again to specialise in private client matters. I joined Balfour+Manson from Bonar Mackenzie in 2012, as an associate in the Private Client department. I was assumed Partner in September 2014.

I am an experienced private client solicitor. I specialise in the drafting of wills and in the creation and management of trusts, including personal injury trusts, succession planning, asset protection and tax mitigation both during lifetime and at the time of someone’s death. I am also experienced in the administration of complex and high value executries and related tax matters. I can provide advice on a range of issues, including advance directives, powers of attorney, intervention orders, guardianship as well as access to funds orders. I have a particular interest in working with elderly and vulnerable clients and those who lack capacity and their families.

The best thing about my job is working with clients to achieve the best outcome for them whatever their particular legal issues or needs are.

When I’m not at work you will find me walking our dog and spending time with friends and family, especially enjoying now having 3 gorgeous grandchildren.

  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Financial Services Certificate for Trusts and Estate planning
  • National Association “Solicitors for the Elderly” (SFE)
  • Notary Public

Shona is professional at every point of our communication and very knowledgeable. She is always available to discuss any issues we may have. Her understanding of trust issues will always put our mind at ease.

Chambers UK Legal Guide, 2023

She provides outstanding client service, is highly sophisticated, gives expert advice and is excellent.

Chambers UK Legal Guide, 2023

Shona Brown works tirelessly for her clients and it is clear their best interests lie at the heart of everything she does. She is dependable and a trusted adviser providing clear advice in simple terms.

The Legal 500 UK Guide, 2023