We are pleased to announce that Scottish Solicitor Stuart Easton has joined the business.
Having run his own specialist law practice for many years, Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Executries and estate planning and will help to extend our offering in these areas in Scotland.
While based in Glasgow, Stuart will also work closely with Progeny’s financial planning and wealth management team in Edinburgh in providing a joined-up professional advisory service for Scottish clients.
Stuart said: “I am delighted to be joining the team and I’m looking forward to helping to build Progeny’s unique proposition in Scotland.
“Traditionally, many of my clients have been referrals from third parties so I’m well experienced in working with financial advisers and their clients in ensuring they have the correct legal foundations in place to manage their estates and preserve their wealth.
“In addition, many of my legal clients will have a need for financial planning and investment management support alongside the legal advice. Working with Progeny will give them effective and efficient access to this wealth of expertise.”
Ian McKenzie, Associate Director in Progeny’s Edinburgh office, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Stuart to the team. His legal expertise will perfectly complement our financial planning services, enabling Progeny to further roll-out our unique proposition to Scottish clients.
Martin Hasyn, Managing Director of Progeny’s legal team, Progeny Law and Tax, said: “Stuart’s knowledge and experience of Scottish law and his specialisation in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Executries and estate planning will help us in meeting the needs of our Scottish legal clients and in firmly establishing Progeny’s multi-disciplinary offering in Scotland.”
Stuart began his legal career at Biggart Baillie, one of Scotland’s largest and best-known law firms. After seven years there, in August 2010 he started his own firm. His purpose was not to compete with more traditional firms who offer a complete range of legal services but, rather, to focus on providing specialist advice in an exclusive number of areas which affect most people at some point in their lives.
Stuart has also been a tutor at Glasgow University for many years, teaching postgraduate law students about his areas of specialisation.
Progeny’s Scottish expansion has been covered in publications including:
- International Adviser: People Moves: FCA, Willis Towers Watson, ATC Tax
- Financial Planning Today: Financial Planner Progeny expands in Scotland
- Business Scotland: Progeny extends into Scottish private legal sector
- Business Scotland Magazine Issue 19