About us

Wisharts Law is a boutique law firm providing a comprehensive range of private client services. We are based in Glasgow though we deal with clients all over Scotland. We specialise in property conveyancing and wealth planning and conservation strategies for private clients, including the setting up and administration of Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts.

Frances

Frances Wishart

Frances is an experienced property lawyer specialising in buying and selling residential property.

After graduating from Strathclyde University, Frances completed her training at Archibald Sharp in the West End of Glasgow then worked for many years on property transactions in the private client department of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP Glasgow.

She advises on all aspects of buying and selling of residential property and guides clients through the process with clear advice.

Frances delivers a high quality service by understanding clients’ concerns and goals, building strong client relationships along the way.

Frances has a wide knowledge of the technicalities of Scottish land law; she has served as a tutor in Conveyancing at Glasgow University, assisting law graduates in completing the course for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

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Robbie Wishart

Robbie has many years’ experience in Scottish legal practice having started in the mid ‘70s as an apprentice then company lawyer with the firm of Bird Semple and Crawford Herron.  Early in his career he transferred into the area of property law and for over 25 years was with Pinsent Masons (formerly McGrigors).
Over the years Robbie has handled a wide range of commercial and residential property transactions, acting for individual and corporate purchasers, vendors and mortgagors/mortgagees of commercial and housebuilding properties of all sizes and types as well as residential properties.

He tutored on university Diploma in Profession Legal Practice courses and until recently was external examiner for the property law course for one of the Scottish universities. Robbie is co-author of “The Lands Tribunal For Scotland: Law & Practice” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2012).

He completed the 2016 Virgin London Marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes.  That box is ticked.

Allan

Allan Nicolson

Allan trained and qualified in the Glasgow office of McGrigor Donald & Co. He was made up to Partner in January 1975, but left McGrigor Donald & Co. to join the Scottish Bar in April 1982. He rejoined McGrigor Donald & Co. as a Partner May 1984, and was Head of the Private Client Unit 1992 to 2001.

In 2001 he joined Maclay Murray and Spens, Glasgow as a Partner in their Tax & Private Capital Unit. He retired from private practice as a solicitor in 2006 to pursue academic studies. His book on the connections Robert Burns and his family had with the legal profession, entitled “Growling in the Kennel of Justice” was published in August 2014.

Allan has now returned to private practice, advising private clients on Inheritance Tax planning, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Trusts and Estates.

Allan was a member of the Law Commission Advisory Committee on the reform of Scottish Trust Law, and while at Maclay Murray & Spens was a Law Society accredited specialist in Scottish Trust Law. Since 2006 he has written articles on trust related subjects for The Family Law Bulletin, analysing cases on Trusts and financial provision on divorce –Charman v Charman [2007] EWCA Civ 503 and M v M 2011 Fam.LR 24. He has an in depth knowledge of asset protection trusts, interest in possession and non interest in possession trusts, immediate post death interests, trusts for (a) bereaved minors, (b) disabled beneficiaries and (c)18-25 year olds. He has wide experience of Offshore Trusts and their taxation.

Allan is a member of STEP — the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

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