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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.

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Despite the turmoil caused by economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, figures show that the housing market in Scotland has continued to flourish. The average house price in Scotland rose by 2.4 per cent in 2018. The total volume of sales in 2018 also increased from those seen in 2017. While there are always exceptions in particular sectors or locations, the market generally appears to be performing strongly, with further growth predicted over the next five years.

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Changes to Scottish Succession Law

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As I wrote in my article on 26 November 2018, the Scottish Government provided a useful update at the end of last year regarding their plans for Succession Law Reform.  That update removed some of the uncertainty that has existed for the past few years but still left a number of issues unresolved.  To make further progress, the Scottish Government recently released a Consultation on the Law of Succession, focussed on what should happen if someone dies intestate (without a Will). 

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Murray Beith Murray Partner, Andrew Paterson, writes in The Scotsman today (Monday 21 January).  Read the full article below:

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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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