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

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.

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.

Government in move to clarify areas in law on succession

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Murray Beith Murray Partner, Andrew Paterson, writes in The Scotsman today (Monday 26 November). Read the full article below:

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Executries - making sure that you get the estate valuation right

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For many people, the most valuable asset in their estate on death is their residential property. The value of the property, particularly in cities like Edinburgh, can mean that otherwise small estates become subject to Inheritance Tax. It is important to report an accurate value of the property to HMRC for Inheritance Tax purposes, with fluctuations in the market making this quite challenging for non-professionals.

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Scottish Succession Law Reform: Important Changes

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The Scottish Government has been considering possible changes to Scottish Succession Law for a number of years and recently published an important update to their intentions.

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How does surrogacy affect legal rights?

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According to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice Family Court, the number of parental orders in the UK – the transferring of legal rights from the surrogate mother to the intended parents – has almost trebled. The statistics highlight an increasing number of children being born through surrogacy, with 331 parental orders being granted last year compared with only 117 in 2011.

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Death and Digital Assets

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In today’s society, we are seeing a dramatic increase in individuals with digital assets. From social media, email, photo storage and music streaming these are only some of the many non-tangible assets that people are amassing. An increasingly common problem is how these assets are managed and dealt with following death.

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