Category Archives: Private Client

Does Power of Attorney include Tax Planning

July 11, 2011 | Alison H |

Does Power of Attorney include Tax Planning

Attorneys acting under a Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney must comply with the five guiding principles set out in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Arguably, the most important of these is that an Attorney must always act in the best interests of the adult.  Does this include tax planning? Best interests of … Read More >>

Making a Scottish Will

June 24, 2011 | Isabel |

Scottish will

‘Where there’s a wedding there’s a Will………….or not!   The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton may have had you oohing and aahing at the pomp and circumstance but did it make you think carefully about the legal implications of marriage and what it means for the succession to your estate never mind the succession … Read More >>

Vulnerable adults – Would a Guardianship Help?

May 24, 2011 | Alison H |

Would a guardianship help

“Help! My Aunt Has Dementia and No Longer Understands”. Under Adult with Incapacity Legislation – Would a Guardianship help? Jean recently visited the office looking for advice on how she can help her elderly auntie, who’s in hospital. The medical staff caring for Jean’s aunt believe she no longer has capacity to make decisions on … Read More >>