Partner, Wills, Estate & Tax Planning

Stuart Goodbody

Stuart is a Partner in the Wills, Estates & Tax Planning team. Stuart joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 1988 and became a member of the then Private Client team two years later. He was made a Partner in 2001 and headed the Trust Management division from 2012 to 2021.

Stuart is joint Managing Director of Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation Limited.

Stuart Goodbody

Specialisms & expertise

  • Estate and tax planning through various types of lifetime and testamentary gift
  • Complex Wills
  • Creation of trusts for a variety of purposes and assets
  • Modification or termination of existing family trusts
  • Trust management
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Post-death arrangements
  • Declarations of trust for residential property
  • Powers of attorney.

Achievements & other appointments

Stuart was admitted to the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners in 1995.


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Stuart attended the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a History, MA Hons (First Class) followed by the College of Law, Guildford – Common Professional and Final Examinations. Stuart qualified as a solicitor in 1990.