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Laura Hair Senior Associate

Private Client
+1 284 852 2566
+1 284 346 5644

Expertise and Professional Background

Laura Hair is a senior associate in the firm's Private Client department in the British Virgin Islands. She provides advice to private and institutional clients on all aspects of BVI trust law. Laura regularly liaises with onshore advisors, predominantly lawyers and accountants, in the creation and use of VISTA trusts. Laura specialises in estate and succession planning for high net worth individuals and their families, with the particular focus on implementing asset protection, family governance and wealth management solutions. 

Prior to joining Harneys in 2017, Laura trained and worked at Turcan Connell in Edinburgh. 

Laura is a member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP).

Education & Admissions

University of Edinburgh (LLB) 2004
Bar Admissions
Scotland 2007


Trusts & Estates
BVI Trusts
Private Wealth


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