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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Can you contest Power of Attorney UK?

In Scotland, the law surrounding Power of Attorney (PoA) is governed by the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. This legislation provides a framework for protecting the welfare and managing the finances of adults who lack capacity due to mental disorders or inability to communicate. Understanding the key points of Scottish Power of Attorney (PoA) law is crucial for both individuals granting a PoA and those acting as attorneys.

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Do I pay tax on redundancy?

Facing redundancy can be a daunting experience, and it's important to understand the financial implications involved. One question that often arises is whether you need to pay tax on your redundancy payment. In the UK, the tax treatment of redundancy payments can be complex, with various factors influencing the amount that may be subject to taxation. In this article, we'll explore the ins and outs of tax on redundancy payments, including statutory redundancy pay, notice periods, and tax-efficient options to consider.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing, the legal process of transferring property ownership in Scotland, involves several crucial stages, each carrying its own legal intricacies. This comprehensive guide will illuminate the key points of conveyancing, from the conclusion of missives to settlement, and shed light on critical aspects such as the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration, and the importance of the Home Report.

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Buying a house in Scotland as a first-time buyer

Are you a first-time buyer looking to get on the property ladder? Navigating the property market can be a daunting task, especially if you're not familiar with the buying process. From finding the perfect location to securing the right mortgage, there are many factors to consider when buying a house in Scotland.

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Scottish Government rent freeze breaches their human rights, landlords claim

A group of landlords have chosen to pursue legal advice to decide whether the Scottish Government's recent rent freeze and evection ban breach their human rights.

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How does an executor get confirmation?

When an individual dies, the person administering their estate will, in most circumstances, need to apply for ‘Confirmation’ before being able to distribute the deceased’s property and money.

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Why is having a Power of Attorney so important?

You may have heard of a Power of Attorney but never actually considered why you may need one. There is a common misconception that a Power of Attorney is only useful for those who are older, but creating a Power of Attorney is something to consider carefully at any age.

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What to do after a death in Scotland? Help and advice

When a loved one passes, it is an extremely difficult time for a family. It can be difficult to know where to begin, especially if you are responsible for their estate. Our team have put together a guide to help guide you through the process. Below are some important first steps to take.

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Legal advice when setting up care for a loved one

As we get older, we are more likely to require assistance with our day to day life. If your loved one needs help with their care and well-being, obtaining legal advice can ensure you know what options are available. There are various legal documents that are designed to meet a person's wishes for later life, particularly a willliving will, and Power of Attorney. In this article, we look at some of the steps that can be taken when making care plans for a loved one.

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Choosing an executor – how do you decide?

When preparing your will, one of the most important things to consider is who will be the person that carries out your wishes and administers your estate when you die? This person is called an executor, and it is crucial to choose the right person (or people) to carry out this important role. Here we discuss how to decide who would be the best executor or executors for you and some of the things you should consider when making your decision.

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