Paul Fairbairn


As a partner in the private client team, I advise both domestic and international clients on their succession and tax planning using wills, trusts and other structures.


Specialising in UK taxation and the succession of UK and global estates, I regularly work with clients who are not domiciled in the UK. I also have extensive experience advising owners of rural property on their succession, heritage assets and tax planning.


One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is that it combines complicated legal issues with those that are deeply personal, requiring me to cut through the complexity and apply the answers to each individual’s unique circumstances.   


I was named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Spears, an eprivate client top 35 under 35 and ‘One to Watch’ by Private Client Global Elite 2018.


  • Tax, including inheritance tax and the UK taxation of non residents(‘non-doms’) and offshore trusts
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Trusts
  • Succession and family business

Qualifications & memberships

Admitted as a Solicitor in September 2009
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)