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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.

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Fraser works in the firm’s asset protection group and specialises in advising individuals and their families on a broad range of private client matters.

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From 30 June 2021, civil partnerships have been available to all couples in Scotland. This marks a crucial step forward in reaching parity between couples of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Further, for the first time, civil partnerships between couples of different genders formed outside of the UK will be recognised in Scotland.

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You may have considered making a Will online, and we understand why that may seem appealing. It is quick, easy and you can fill in the form without having to discuss your personal life with a solicitor. You may be concerned about the costs, and a cheap online Will might seem like the perfect solution. However, online Wills are not as straightforward as they may seem and can cause many issues for you and your loved ones later on. In this article, we look at the reasons why online Wills are not suitable for most people.

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Lifetime gifts and ‘reservation of benefit’ explained

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When thinking about estate planning, many people wish to give a lifetime gift to family or friends. It can be a rewarding experience to see the beneficiary enjoy the gift during your lifetime. You might be motivated to make the gift because the beneficiary is in need of money (e.g. to help them purchase a property, or to alleviate financial hardship), or for inheritance tax planning reasons. No matter your reason for making a lifetime gift, it is important to be aware of the tax rules that govern how that gift is treated. In this article, we look at lifetime gifts, Potentially Exempt Transfers (PET), and reservation of benefit.

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Estate planning tips for cohabiting couples

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Living together as an unmarried couple has become increasingly popular over the years; however, if you do not arrange your affairs, you could leave your partner in a vulnerable position should anything happen to you.

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Power of Attorney – Can I delegate tasks or get assistance with my duties?

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If you have been appointed to act as an attorney on behalf of an adult you know, we understand that you may feel daunted by the responsibility this brings. You may be required to make difficult decisions and carry out tasks you are unsure of. However, you do not have to go through this alone, and it is possible to get help and advice to fulfil the role.

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