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Review Looks at Possible Simplification of Inheritance Tax

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Earlier this year, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was charged by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to carry out a review of several different aspects of Inheritance Tax (IHT).

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The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

phillipPhilip Buchan, an Associate with Murray Beith Murray, provides an update on The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018, in this month’s edition of Scottish Land & Estates, LandBusiness magazine.

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The Law on Gifting

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Giving a gift is a common occurrence that most of us carry out several times a year, such as giving birthday and Christmas presents to friends or family members. In the vast majority of cases these gifts will be given without any thought to possibility legalities and will be received with gratitude. However, there are some situations where the giving of a gift, particularly a large sum of money, can result in a dispute between the donor and receiver.

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Where there’s a Will – get it written by a professional or your wishes may count for nothing

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Andrew Paterson, a Partner with Murray Beith Murray, writes in today’s Scotsman (11 June 2018) about the flaws of self-made wills:

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Alternative Routes to Changing your Name

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This blog follows on from my recent article in The Scotsman detailing the standard procedures in Scotland for changing your name, most commonly by way of Statutory Declaration.  It provides an overview of ‘alternative’ yet equally important methods of changing your name, focusing on the historic role of the Court of the Lord Lyon in Scotland, as well as the English equivalent of the College of Arms.

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