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.
Wills made electronically are not valid - yet
Our lives are becoming increasingly “digitalised” and “paperless”. The majority of us now do all of our banking online and cheques are becoming a thing of the past.
Senior appointment in private client team
Murray Beith Murray are pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Mendelssohn as an Associate within the firm.
Update regarding Public Registries of Trusts
In June last year, I posted a Blog regarding European Parliament proposals under draft anti-money laundering rules for public registries of trusts. The terms of the EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive were finally agreed at the end of 2014 and the good news is that these are much less far reaching than previous drafts of the Directive.
LBTT v SDLT
On 1 April 2015 Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be replaced by the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland. Purchasers of residential properties with settlement dates on or after 1 April will be subject to the new taxation rates. Purchasers in England will continue to be subject to SDLT.
CGT on non-resident individuals
The long-mooted capital gains tax charge on the sale of UK residential property, or property ‘suitable for use as a dwelling’, by non-UK resident individuals will take effect from 6 April 2015, following an extended consultation period.