Wills, Trusts & Estates solicitors
Our main focus is to help you acquire, manage, safeguard and pass on your family wealth.
Protect your assets for your loved ones
When you have worked hard throughout your life to acquire personal assets, it is important to plan how best to keep and use this wealth in later life and ultimately protect it for your family.
Nearly everyone has estate and assets, no matter how large or modest, that they would like to protect and pass on to future generations.
Effective estate planning can involve the use of fairly complex tools, such as Trusts. Other planning vehicles, like gift making, can be simple and straightforward. An up to date Will might be all that is required, or a Power of Attorney.
We can offer straightforward, practical advice tailored to suit your particular circumstances.
You may consider yourself too young, or not well enough off to consider protecting your assets. Experience tells us that it is never too early to start thinking about estate planning, no matter the value of your assets.
Welcome to the latest issue of The Brief
In this issue we look at what happens when families and individuals fall out. That may be with an employer or employee, a neighbour or with close family members.
We’re telling the story of characters Derek and Joy Harkness, our fictional couple and their family who fall upon some rather unfortunate times. Our authors hope to guide the family through their troubles to find not just the legal solution but the most pragmatic and practical outcome for all.
While we would hope that no one family would have to endure all of these problems at once, these issues do arise for our clients. When they do, we provide expert support to find the best outcome.
“Pamela Niven has expertise in a variety of private client matters, including tax and estate planning, trust administration, wills and powers of attorney.” A source says she is “an expert private client practitioner with a real attention to client care,” while another source says she is “a very warm and approachable solicitor with a depth of knowledge.”
“Harper Macleod assists individuals and families with wills, trusts, estate planning and taxation matters. Members of the team also deal with a wide range of significant executries. A professional adviser reports that ‘they have a personal tax side working alongside their private client team, so that adds another dimension.'”
“At Harper Macleod LLP, the team is distinguished by ‘good geographical coverage with bases and private client practitioners in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands”. Clients note “Often, within large firms, the personal touch can be lost, but not within HM…I have found that their level of knowledge and service is second-to-none.”
“Harper Macleod has acted for us for over 10 years and we have an extremely good working relationship with them. The team is professional and quick to respond to any queries we may have and provide us with in-depth legal guidance in a professional yet approachable manner. I have gained a huge amount of confidence from having them on my side – in short, you always know that they are acting for you.”
We had complete confidence in our lawyer who understood our situation immediately and acted promptly. We were kept informed constantly. We were very impressed with everyone concerned.
Reduction to your CGT annual allowance approaches
Who will inherit? – Proposed reform of Scottish succession law
How do you locate assets when dealing with an estate?
Can my Will be challenged after I die?
Is assisted dying legal in Scotland?
Can I amend my existing Will?
Do I need a Solicitor to deal with an estate?
Acting as an Executor – What can I expect?
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