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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.

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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The Scotsman: Happy ending need not be a fairy tale

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Murray Beith Murray Senior Solicitor, Fraser Scott, writes in The Scotsman today (Monday 8 July).  Read the full article below:

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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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Family Business can be dysfunctional but they’re the engine room of the economy

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Murray Beith Murray Partner, Peter Shand, has written the article below for The Scotsman today (Monday 13 May), which includes a quote from family business specialist Mairi Mickel, Consultant and Founder of Mairi Mickel’s Business Families:

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