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Murray Beith Murray is a leading Scottish private client law firm.

For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

Andrew has specialised exclusively in advising individual clients and charities for over 15 years. Andrew enjoys developing long-term relationships with clients and advising them at all stages of their lives. 

Read more about Andrew here.

Five Facts About Testamentary Capacity in Scotland

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When advising on and drafting a Will, a Solicitor must ensure that the Testator (the person making the Will) has full capacity to make the decisions featured in the document.  Failure to do so can leave the Will open to challenge by disgruntled beneficiaries or those who believed they should have benefited from the Will.

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The Scotsman: Sunak facing a tough book-balancing act

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Murray Beith Murray Partner, Andrew Paterson writes in The Scotsman today. Read the full article below, republished by kind permission of The Scotsman:

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How to handle your executor duties during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Many people are facing onerous obligations as the executor of the Estate of a loved one. These duties and responsibilities do not cease because of lockdown restrictions, and those acting as executors or trustees of estates or family trusts must understand what they must do, and what can be done at this exceptional time.

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HMRC changes Inheritance Tax processes during lockdown

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HMRC has made temporary changes to its Inheritance Tax (IHT) processes to minimise delays to its service during the COVID-19 outbreak. The emergency measures have been implemented to ensure the department’s service can continue as smoothly as possible while the Government’s restrictions remain in place.

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Changes to Scottish Succession Law

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As we wrote in our articles of 26 November 2018 and 20 March 2019, the Scottish Government intends to update the rules on what should happen if someone dies intestate (without a Will), in an attempt to fairly reflect a diverse and modern society.

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