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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.

Peter worked as a corporate lawyer and he now advises on succession/wealth planning in the context of trusts, companies, partnerships, and other corporate vehicles. Peter’s expertise also covers inheritance and capital gains tax advice.

Read more about Peter here.

How to handle family business disputes

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Family businesses face the same challenges as every other business. However, they have the added complication of involving highly personal relationships. When conflicts arise, there is much at stake and commercial decisions can be influenced by the way people feel, unresolved family tensions, or things that may have happened in the past. As a result, it is not only the matter at hand that needs to be effectively managed but the people involved in the running of the business too.

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Scotland’s System of Legal Rights

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The law of Scotland provides that your spouse and children will automatically benefit from your estate, regardless of whether or not you left a Will. This is due to the system of Legal Rights, which is unique to Scotland in the UK.

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The Scotsman: How family businesses can deal with the effect of the coronavirus

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Murray Beith Murray Partner, Peter Shand, is interviewed by The Scotsman online today, discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family businesses, events this could precipitate and actions for family businesses to consider.

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Succession and Estate Planning during the COVID-19 outbreak

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In what is an unprecedented time, it is important that you can continue to manage your personal legal affairs in the most efficient way possible and feel supported in doing so. 

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The Scotsman: Plan ahead and avoid family business disputes ruining the brand

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Peter Shand, Murray Beith Murray Partner and experienced family business lawyer, speaks in The Scotsman’s business magazine, Vision, this month (published 26 March 2020).

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