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Small businesses could be in BIG trouble

A recent report by Legal & General found that over half (51%) of Britain’s small business owners have left no instructions in their Will or made any special arrangements regarding...

Ensure you do not lock yourself out of a tax saving!

A new Inheritance Tax allowance - the “Residence Nil Rate Band” (“RNRB”) - comes into force today. This will provide an additional allowance of £100,000 for many people, in addition...

Update:- Ilott v The Blue Cross and others

In 2015 I commented on the above case. At the time, I confirmed that despite the decision by The Court of Appeal to dismiss a Testator’s perfectly valid Will in...

Business Succession Planning

The Scottish Government recently published their guidance to help public bodies develop effective succession plans for their Boards. The raison d’etre of such succession planning is to ensure highly effective,...

Private Client - Power of Attorney

The Office for National Statistics recently released figures which confirm that Alzheimer’s disease has now become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. According to the report more...

Advertising Campaign

Research suggests that buying or selling a home is now the most stressful experience of modern life. At Simpson & Marwick we aim to make the process as smooth and...

The best areas in Edinburgh for family living

It will come as no surprise that schools are often a deciding factor for families in search of their next home. What makes Edinburgh so unusual is that alongside a...

7 tips for a low maintenance garden

Moving to your first property with a garden? Slightly daunted by the prospect and your lack of green fingers? All is not lost. A wealth of new and clever man-made...

Scottish Legal Awards

Simpson & Marwick is pleased to be recognised as a winner for the third year running amongst the best performing legal individuals in the national awards celebration for the Scottish...

Selling your home: Increasing saleability without wasting money

Sprucing up your home in the months before you go on the market can be a wise investment of your time. Here are some worthwhile changes you could consider to...