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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.

Read more about Peter here.

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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Can you leave your children, spouse or civil partner, out of your Will in Scotland?

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Family relationships can be challenging, and parents and children or spouses may become estranged for a wide variety of reasons. As a result, you could be wondering whether they may still be able to inherit from your estate. In this article, we look at what is known in law as ‘legal rights’ and how they might apply in different circumstances.

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Succession for Couples

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There are many ways that couples might choose to formalise their relationship, whether that involves cohabitation, getting married or entering a civil partnership. The law in Scotland has recently changed to allow different sex couples to enter into a civil partnership. (See our previous blog, Mixed civil partnership). In light of this development, couples may wish to give some consideration to the differences in the treatment of these approaches in the law of succession.

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Could mediation save the future of your family business?

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Family businesses face most of the same challenges and difficulties as all other businesses, but have the added complication of involving important personal relationships. Such relationships can cause the business to have different considerations and priorities, and when things go wrong, the consequences can be even more severe. In our experience, problems relating to ownership and management of a family business tend to be less prominent during the first generation of ownership, but we typically see problems start to arise when the second generation of family members is looking to step in or take over.

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