If you want your Will to be legally watertight, you should ensure that you have it drafted by a solicitor. It might seem cheaper at the outset to use a template or DIY Will, but this can mean paying a much higher price in the future.
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Chris Kerr, a Partner at Harper Macleod, looks at the importance of protecting your provenance and brand for all food and drink producers, in Shetland and beyond.
It's a common misconception that cohabiting couples have similar rights to married couples on death. Although there are some rights in place for a cohabitant in Scotland, their succession rights are in fact very limited. For the moment, an up-to-date, valid Will is the best way to avoid a difficult and costly estate administration process.
Our specialist Accident at Work team has recovered a substantial six-figure sum for a client who suffered serious injuries as a result of an accident in the workplace, for which we secured an admission of full liability (fault) from the employer.
Our road traffic accident team were successful on behalf of our client in a case that went to a full hearing of evidence. The Sheriff found in favour of our client and we secured damages for her for all her losses.