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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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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.

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Benefits of using a Family Protection Trust to provide for your family

Peter Shand

If you are looking to provide for your family after you have passed away, you may have considered a type of trust - often referred to as a ‘Family Protection Trust’ or ‘Asset Protection Trust’. As these terms suggest, these types of trusts are designed to protect your family wealth from a variety of different circumstances. While setting up a trust is not right for everyone, it can provide a broad range of benefits under the right circumstances. In this article, we look at some of the protections a trust might afford your assets and your future family wealth.

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Intergenerational estate planning using pensions

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Pensions can be an incredibly efficient way of maximising the inheritance your loved ones will receive after you pass away, greatly mitigating your inheritance tax liability and providing an element of flexibility for intergenerational estate planning. In this article, we look at some of the key benefits of using pensions as part of the estate planning process

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The Scotsman: Channel your inner Kipling as a family dispute rages

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Murray Beith Murray Private Client Partner, Peter Shand, writes in The Scotsman today. Read the full article below, republished by kind permission of The Scotsman:

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How to talk about your wishes for the future with your loved ones

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It can be difficult to think of a time when you are no longer around, but it is essential that you prepare your loved ones as part of the estate planning process. Raising your wishes with your family and friends can make it much easier for them when the time comes and can allow you to feel confident that your affairs are settled. In this article, we look at why you need to talk about these uncomfortable topics and how to make sure it is as straightforward as it can be.

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Pensions and estate planning

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If you have worked hard throughout your life to save for retirement, you want to be sure that should anything happen to you; your hard-earned savings can benefit your loved ones.  Pensions should be a crucial part of estate planning as they are often some of the most valuable assets we own. In this article, we look at ways to pass on your pension, how to make pension contributions for loved ones, and why contributing to your own pension could be an effective form of estate planning

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