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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. 

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Acting as an executor can be challenging. There are many things an executor needs to do in order to properly wind up an estate, with many duties and obligations with which they must comply.  As a result, many people choose to appoint or instruct a solicitor to assist them with the administration of a loved one’s estate. In this article, we answer some of the questions you may have about working with a solicitor to wind up the estate of a loved one. 

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What is a Bond of Caution and do I need one?

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You may have heard the term ‘Bond of Caution’ and have concerns about whether you might need one to wind up the estate of a loved one. When a person passes away, executors do not automatically have the authority to distribute the assets in an estate. Instead, they must obtain Confirmation (known as Probate in many other countries) first. In certain circumstances, a Bond of Caution may be required for the Sheriff Court to grant Confirmation. In this article, we take a look at what a Bond of Caution is, what it does and when it may be necessary. 

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Tax Administration and Maintenance Day: current IHT and CGT regimes will stay put

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Last week marked the UK’s first “Tax Administration and Maintenance Day”, which came shortly after the Autumn Budget was presented. The day saw a series of tax policy updates and consultations published, all claiming to be geared towards the simplification and modernisation of the tax system.

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Can you inherit a valuable social media account?

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In the digital age, social media is big business. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world earn a living from social media accounts as ‘influencers’ or brand owners, and the accounts themselves accrue commercial value. However, the issue of whether a social media account can be passed on or inherited presents an entirely different set of circumstances than passing on other valuable assets. In this article, we look at how social media accounts may be passed on, and the steps you can take to protect these valuable assets. 

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The Scotsman: Removing guesswork when dealing with digital legacy of social media is essential

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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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