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.
Senior appointment in commercial property
Murray Beith Murray are pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Meldrum as a Senior Associate within the firm with a remit to develop our Commercial Property services.
Unsettling effect on property of devolved tax moves
DEVOLVED tax powers will impact the property market in unexpected ways, writes Peter Shand. Some landlords will suffer financially, in the near future, as Chancellor George Osborne announced in the summer budget that he is reducing tax relief on private rented homes. The relief for mortgage interest, currently enjoyed by landlords, is to be reduced to the basic rate of income tax.
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.