Separating cohabiting couples – beware the 1 year rule


A recently decided case in the Court of Session emphasised the need for separating cohabiting couples to take legal advice if one party intends to make a claim for a capital sum against one the other. A key aspect of this case was the failure by the Pursuer to apply to the Court for an […]

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Children have Legal Rights too

children rights

Scots law says you can’t disinherit your children. This isn’t quite as simple as is seems and there are a number of “ifs” “ands” and “buts” you need to think about when dealing with a child’s entitlement to inherit a part of their parent’s estate. The law in Scotland sets out how the rights of spouses, […]

How having a Power of Attorney solved a multitude of problems

Jim was in his mid-thirties when he made his Power of Attorney. He thought he was too young. Jim believed granting a Power of Attorney was something only older people did in case they had to go into care or needed someone to look after their financial affairs. His wife, Yvonne, always the cautious one, […]

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The importance of making a Will

I know what happens when you die…I’m not a clairvoyant and haven’t had a near death experience, but I actually do, honest… Ok, to be more precise, I know what happens to your assets when you die. Yawn, not very interesting you think. Well you can bet it will be extremely interesting to those you […]

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It May Not Be A Princely Sum, But It Should Go To The People Of Your Choosing…

Amongst the many news stories last month there was one in particular which certainly saddened many people around the world – the passing of musical legend, Prince. He was a musician who considered every aspect of his work and was particularly meticulous in terms of distribution and while the news of his passing certainly shocked […]

Putting Your Trust In Asset Protection

We’re sure that as you look forward, your wish is for your assets to be passed to your children, grandchildren, or other loved ones, but many of our clients often worry about how these assets will be managed should they require full time or residential care. We recently discussed granting Power of Attorney and the possibility of someone else […]

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How your inheritance/estate will be taxed

As the old saying goes, “What you enjoy is yours; what you save for your heirs, is already not yours, but theirs”, and the UK Government’s new plans will see that whoever inherits your estate will be able to fully enjoy it in regards to Inheritance Tax (IHT). Following George Osborne’s latest budget, hundreds of […]