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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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Foreign power of attorney – what are they and are they valid in Scotland?

peterRecent figures from the National Records of Scotland predict a 23.2 per cent rise in the number of pensioners by 2043. Chief executive of Age Scotland, Brian Sloan, said that while it’s welcome news that we’re living longer, ‘we need to do more to prepare’. A way in which we can do this is by becoming more conscious of safeguarding our affairs, particularly for when we are no longer capable of making decisions for ourselves. 

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The Scotsman: How best to handover wealth to the next generation

peterPeter Shand, Murray Beith Murray Partner and experienced family business lawyer, speaks in The Scotsman’s Vision business magazine, this month (published 12 December 2019).

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The Scotsman: A question of succession

Peter Shand peter, Murray Beith Murray Partner and experienced family business lawyer, speaks in Vision Scotland business magazine, enclosed with The Scotsman, today (19 September 2019). 

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Business Owners at Risk of not having a Succession Plan

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Planning for what will happen to your estate once you are no longer around is never an easy task. Careful considerations must be made as to who you would like to inherit your estate, when you would like them to inherit, and what tax implications inheritance might have. Where a business is owned, it is also important to consider these same points, as failing to plan for succession of a business can have seriously damaging effects on the business and to your family's inheritance. For private, owner-managed, or family-owned businesses, a solid succession plan can drive the growth of the business, reduce taxes, and set the stage for retirement and continued growth of the business for generations to come.

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Tips for Family Business Owners

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Business owners invest a great deal of blood, sweat and tears in building the family business. It’s an environment which often cultivates a “business first” culture.  What is often neglected is the careful planning for the continuity of the business at the key stages in the business lifecycle, including the death or incapacity of the family business owners.  Here are Murray Beith Murray’s tips for taking care of the bigger picture.

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