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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Residence Nil Rate Band

Each individual’s estate and taxable lifetime gifts are exempt from inheritance tax up to a threshold which is known as the Nil Rate Band. This currently stands at £325,000.  

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Successfully Recovering Debt

Are you, or is your business, owed money? We understand how frustrating it can be to have to chase your debtors, and the cash flow difficulties that might arise if you do not receive what you are owed on time.

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Changes to Succession Law in Scotland

Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

The recent Succession (Scotland) Bill has now been given Royal Assent to become the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016. It contains a number of technical changes to current succession law in Scotland and brings about the first major amendments to this area of law since the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964. There are more reforms planned by the Scottish Government, most notably to ‘legal rights’ however here we describe the most interesting and perhaps relevant changes implemented by the most recent Act.

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When there’s a Will…

Making a Will is something that is often thought about but rarely becomes a priority, More often than not, you just ‘never get around to making one’. However, in today’s society it is becoming ever more important to make sure that you have a valid Will in place so that you can regulate what you want to happen to your estate in the event

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