The Rural Property team waded through the mud to setup a drinks reception marquee at the GWCT Game Fair in Perth. Despite the dreich weather the team had a lovely time speaking to our clients and land agents.
The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) was enacted just over a year ago on 22 April 2016. The Act is being brought into force in stages by secondary legislation. So far, five Commencement Orders have been made, implementing various parts of the Act and further Orders are expected this year and next.
Since 6 April a major change to inheritance tax (IHT) law came into effect with the launch of the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB). More commonly known as the 'family home allowance'the Residence Nil Rate Band is an additional inheritance tax relief which will be available when a main residence passes on death to a direct descendant.
Murray Beith Murray is delighted to announce several promotions across various departments.In our Asset Protection Group team, Sophie Napier and Caroline Pringle are promoted to Associate and Fraser Scott is promoted to Senior Solicitor.Sophie joined us six years ago from Murray Donald LLP. Caroline started as a trainee at the firm back in 2009 and Fraser joined us in 2015 from Innes Johnston.In our Residential Property team, Ruth Montgomery is promoted to Senior Solicitor. Ruth joined almost four years ago from Leslie Deans.Finally, in our Rural Property team, Nicola Roberts is promoted to Senior Solicitor. Nicola joined us in 2015 from Brodies LLP.Please join us in congratulating all five on their promotions.
In this month’s edition of The Journal, our Partner Ruthven Gemmell is front and centre with regards to his new appointment as President of the CCBE. Leading Europe’s lawyers as Brexit starts to take shape, he speaks of the wider challenges he and the organisation face. A short video interview can be watched here: bit.ly