Whether you are involved in the management of an existing Charity, or are considering setting up a new Charity, we can assist with the necessary legal and regulatory requirements. Charities We act on behalf of a number of Charities and their founders / Trustees and can give advice on:


• Finding and adopting the best legal structure to achieve your goals;

• Balancing your charitable objectives with the need to operate a sustainable Charity;

• Ensuring compliance via dealings with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and Companies House ;

• Effective philanthropy, bringing together our charity, private…

Wills and Succession Planning


We spend our lives working to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. You may own property (in the UK or overseas), or have shares, savings and investments, in addition to your personal possessions. Wills and Succession Planning All of these assets make up your 'estate'. Making a Will ensures that when you die, your estate is dealt with according to your wishes. It's as simple as that. Everyone should have a Will, but this is even more important if you have children; own property; have savings, investments or insurance policies; or you own a business.

Elderly Client Services


We understand that getting older can sometimes raise issues that cause concern, both for elderly people and their families. That’s why, as part of our eldercare service, we take the time to understand your unique situation and offer legal advice tailored to help you achieve peace of mind in your later years. Elderly Client Services Providing specialist advice in a tactful and sympathetic manner, we regularly manage the affairs of our elderly clients, often by way of Power of Attorney, and are accustomed to dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian, the NHS and Local Authorities in relation to…

Powers of Attorney


Granting a Power of Attorney is a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you lack mental capacity at some time in the future, or no longer wish to make decisions for yourself. A Power of Attorney is a written document which includes a certificate which requires to be signed either by a solicitor or a doctor and then registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. Powers of Attorney There are two types of Power of Attorney. A Continuing Power of Attorney gives powers to deal with…

Commercial and Residential Conveyancing


We specialise in the purchase, sale and lease of all types of residential and commercial property. Our conveyancing team have a combined experience of nearly 100 years of buying and selling property in Scotland. Commercial and Residential Conveyancing From submitting a Note of Interest on a property which will be your first home, to negotiating the sale of a multi-million pound commercial property, we have the experience and knowledge to assist you.

Trust & Tax planning

Many people use a Trust as a way to protect assets and maximise what can be passed on to others, such as children or grandchildren, in a tax efficient manner. Trusts & Tax Planning Trusts can be used to fund school fees, protect assets from erosion via divorce, provide an income to another person during their lifetime, establish a charity, provide for a disabled person…the options are varied and vast. We can discuss your specific goals and requirements and then help you make the most suitable choice for what you seek to achieve, bearing in mind the current legislation in…

Guardianship and Intervention Orders


Where there is no Power of Attorney in place, because the adult in question has lost capacity before granting one, a Guardianship or Intervention Order can be set up to give authority to act on the behalf of incapable adult. This can be in regard to matters such as medical care, finances, living arrangements and care. Guardianships and Intervention Orders An application requires to be made to the Sheriff Court by the person seeking the powers and the process requires various medical reports to be provided along with a report from the Social Work Department. We can guide you through…

Executry Services

The death of a relative or friend can be a distressing experience for family members and loved ones. After the funeral, the legal process of winding up the estate of the deceased person begins. This is called an Executry. Executry Services Our specialist Executry team can guide you through the necessary procedures with an empathetic care second to none. Whether we are acting as Executors, or providing support and guidance to others to assist them in fulfilling their duties, we make a sometimes complicated process as straight forward as possible and keep all those involved informed of progress along the…

Nursing Home and Care Costs

The care costs system in Scotland is relatively complex, and making arrangements to fund the cost of care, whether in a nursing home or via 'at home' care, can be bewildering and confusing. Nursing Home and Care Costs We can provide guidance in relation to the various sources of funding available from the NHS and Local Authority, as well as advice in regard to any available state benefits. Many elderly people have their own source of funds from which to fund care costs, (for example savings, investments or pensions), and consideration may require to be given to balancing the requirement…

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