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Latest articles from Megan Dunbar

  • Personal Injury Trusts – National Road Victim Month

    Personal Injury Trusts – National Road Victim Month

    August marks National Road Victim Month – an opportunity to remember people who have been killed or injured on our roads and strive to make our roads safer. Britain's first road death occurred in August 1896, when Bridget Driscoll was killed in Crystal Palace and following the death of Diana Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997, charitable organisation RoadPeace designated August National Road Victim Month.

  • Can I make a Will or Power of Attorney if I am physically unable to sign?

    Can I make a Will or Power of Attorney if I am physically unable to sign?

    Solicitors often discuss the legal precautions that should be taken to protect individuals in the eventuality that they lose mental capacity. However, people rarely acknowledge the instances where individual's minds are fully active but their physical capacity is affected due to debilitating illnesses, short term injuries or problems with sight. Here we look at how the inability to physically sign a legal document should not prevent an individual from making a Will or Power of Attorney.

  • Are brothers and sisters entitled to a share of their sibling's estate?

    Are brothers and sisters entitled to a share of their sibling's estate?

    Earlier this month, the UK celebrated National Siblings Day – a day to acknowledge and honour the bond between siblings. Regardless of whether some siblings grow apart as they get older and others become closer with age, it is a relationship that cannot be undervalued. Here we have a look at the extent to which this familial relationship is protected by Succession Law in Scotland.