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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.

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While making Wills is typically a priority for couples who own property together, worrying about who dies first often is not.

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The dangers of not making a Will

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Making a Will is something that many people put off. However, it is important to take steps now to ensure that your family will be protected should the unthinkable happen.

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Should you have a Scottish or an English Will? Or both?

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While many people appreciate the importance of putting in place a Will, many of those who decide to take this step are unaware that the rules governing inheritance are different between Scotland and England. When putting a Will in place, it is therefore necessary to consider whether a Scottish or an English Will is appropriate. This decision can have a significant impact when distributing your estate at a later date.

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The dangers of writing your Will online

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A market leading online Will writing service announced earlier this year that they aim to secure a 10 per cent market share of all the Wills written in Scotland by the end of 2019.

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Changes to Scottish Succession Law

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As I wrote in my article on 26 November 2018, the Scottish Government provided a useful update at the end of last year regarding their plans for Succession Law Reform.  That update removed some of the uncertainty that has existed for the past few years but still left a number of issues unresolved.  To make further progress, the Scottish Government recently released a Consultation on the Law of Succession, focussed on what should happen if someone dies intestate (without a Will). 

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