Welcome to Murray Beith Murray
Edinburgh firm of solicitors, Murray Beith Murray, is one of Scotland’s leading private client law firms. For over 160 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.
Our aim is to provide first-rate independent advice and assist our clients in the protection and preservation of their assets. We take time to understand our clients’ circumstances and family relationships so that they make the best possible decisions for present and future generations. Our services include wills; powers of attorney; trusts; tax planning; executries; personal tax; trust administration & financial management; residential property and estate agency; rural property and countryside matters; and litigation.
Our approach to client service is friendly and responsive, and we operate with the highest standards of integrity and professional expertise.
Whether you are an existing client of the firm, or looking to find out more about our services, we hope that you find this website useful. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help you.
Changes are coming, be prepared
Political change is afoot with the election of a Conservative government and for some newly elected MPs it will feel like the first month at a new school. It is likely to be a rich time of legislative reform, particularly in the context of devolved powers in Scotland, and that will have an impact on everyone’s personal affairs.
Land reform has been placed at the centre of the Scottish Government’s legislative programme, Nicola Sturgeon having previously declared it “unfinished business” and committing her administration to radical plans for reform.
Update regarding Changes to Scots’ Succession Law
In December last year, I posted a Blog regarding Scottish Government plans to reform Succession Law (See Blog archives). There has been some progress with the first stage of those plans with the recent introduction of the Succession (Scotland) Bill to Parliament.
Comedian‘s estate snared by inheritance tax trap
Rik Mayall, the comedian, died intestate (i.e. without leaving a will) and left his family with a large inheritance tax liability.