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12 October 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

The importance of choosing wisely when appointing your executors

By Conner McConnell

Selecting an executor is a key part of organising your legal affairs and Conner McConnell discusses the importance of choosing wisely.

04 April 2023 | Time to read: 5 mins

What is holding you back from preparing your Will?

By Michelle Young

Having a Will in place provides peace of mind that your wishes are followed when you are no longer around, so why do we hold back from preparing a Will?

19 December 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Christmas can be a good time to discuss a Will with your family

By Judith Clark

Having discussion around Wills with family and loved ones during the festive period may not be at the forefront of your mind

16 May 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Family Matters – Legal Considerations for Parents and Carers

By Eilidh Adams

Becoming a parent can also be all consuming, but there are a number of legal matters you should

28 January 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

This’ll be the year …

By Donald Winskill

How’s your ‘to-do’ list? Did you make any resolutions at New Year? Or have the last couple of years taught you not to get too carried away making plans?

13 December 2021 | Time to read: 2 mins

Modern Families: The Importance of Making a Will

If you have children from a previous marriage and have entered into a new relationship, you should make a Will.

28 September 2021 | Time to read: 1 min

Podcast: Have you thought about what will happen to your digital assets on death?

By Gillian Hyams

Forgetting to consider what happens to your digital assets on death could result in your loved ones losing out on both valuable and sentimental digital assets.

02 August 2021 | Time to read: 7 mins

Protect your loved ones from the stress of dealing with your digital assets on death

By Gillian Hyams

With so much of our important information online, have you thought about what will happen to your digital assets on death?

31 March 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Handwritten Wills

By Lindsay Bryce MacKay

Tempting as it may be to try and save on time and expense by preparing a homemade Will, this can often lead to additional stress, cost and delay for loved...

01 March 2021 | Time to read: 4 mins

Organ donation – the law is changing

By Donald Winskill

Organ donation – the law is changing and as of 26 March 2021, in Scotland we’re moving to a new “opt out” system.

18 January 2021 | Time to read: 3 mins

10 Reasons For Having A Will

By Agnes Mallon

Here are 10 reasons why you should have a Will.

15 May 2020 | Time to read: 4 mins

How best to protect those closest to you

By Agnes Mallon

It is important to take the time to stop and think about what would happen if you were ill.

26 November 2019 | Time to read: 2 mins

Safeguard your rural family business

By Lindsay Bryce MacKay

Many potential issues might be avoided if a Will is put in place.

07 June 2019 | Time to read: 3 mins

Who will look after my children if I die?

By Melissa Strachan

All parents should think about is the arrangements for their child (or children) if something was to happen to them.

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