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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.

Buy-to-lets and holiday lets: new hope?

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The recent case of Graham v RCC [2018] UKFT 306 (TC) has resulted in a promising outcome regarding business property relief (BPR) for taxpayers that have property businesses. The taxpayer in this case successfully argued her business was more of a family-run hotel rather than a mere holiday letting, thereby qualifying for this important Inheritance Tax relief. The additional services she offered were the key in distinguishing the business from being classed as investment property.

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Scottish Succession Law Reform: Important Changes

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The Scottish Government has been considering possible changes to Scottish Succession Law for a number of years and recently published an important update to their intentions.

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It may be a small world but legal requirements are broad

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Murray Beith Murray Associate, Caroline Pringle, expands on her recent blog in The Scotsman today and considers if those with international interests can rely on their Powers of Attorney to be recognised abroad. Read the full article below:

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How does surrogacy affect legal rights?

andrew

According to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice Family Court, the number of parental orders in the UK – the transferring of legal rights from the surrogate mother to the intended parents – has almost trebled. The statistics highlight an increasing number of children being born through surrogacy, with 331 parental orders being granted last year compared with only 117 in 2011.

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If you have international interests, will your Power of Attorney be recognised abroad?

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With many of us living longer, we are becoming more conscious of the need to safeguard our affairs by putting in place a Power of Attorney, appointing trusted individuals to make financial and/or welfare decisions on our behalf should there become a time when we have to rely on someone else to make those important decisions for us. 

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