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; employment 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.
Traineeship - September 2016
Murray Beith Murray is one of Scotland’s leading private client law firms offering a range of legal and related services to private individuals, families, trusts and businesses.
Legal Secretary vacancy
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Legal Secretary to provide cover during a maternity leave period from November 2014 to August 2015. This is a full-time role.
The Case of the Scottish Cohabitant and the Irish Land
Unlike a spouse or civil partner, a cohabitant does not have any automatic rights of inheritance under Scots law. However, since 2006 a surviving cohabitant has been able to make a claim to the Courts for an award from the deceased cohabitant's estate if the deceased cohabitant did not leave a Will.
New Shared Parental Leave rules
A new system of shared parental leave will be introduced on 1 October 2014 for eligible employees whose babies are due on or after 5 April 2015.
Important Changes to the Inheritance Tax treatment of Trusts
For the past 2 years, the Government and HM Revenue and Customs have been reviewing and proposing changes to the Inheritance Tax treatment of Trusts. The latest proposals are not intended to become law until 6 April 2015.