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New Year - A Resolution You Really Should Try To Keep

Many of us each January resolve to change our lifestyles, lose weight after festive indulgences and put our affairs in order. Read more

Take Care - Never before has it been so important to look into and plan for the future

Never before has it been so important to look into and plan for the future. Many are living much longer and with all local authorities experiencing unprecedented budgetary costs, Councils are becoming much tougher in their approach in looking for payment from those who need to live in care homes. Read more

Need help negotiating “legalese” surrounding Powers of Attorney or Guardianship Orders?

Sadly many enquiries are made on behalf of ageing relatives for whom the granting of power of attorney is no longer an option. In order to grant a Power of Attorney a person has to understand the legal effect of the document. Read more

Wills Advice for New Parents

A Will review is a vital consideration when a person first becomes a parent. Whether married or unmarried, most individuals’ Wills do not take account of future children, unless they already have at least one child. Read more

How can we help you?

In Mackinnons Private Client Department we work with many of our clients over a lifetime. Many have instructed us through generations and our standing throughout the North East of Scotland is, we believe, second to none. Read more

Negotiating 'Legalese'

Sadly many of the enquiries we receive are on behalf of ageing relatives for whom the granting of a Power of Attorney is no longer an option. In order to grant a Power of Attorney, a person has to understand the legal effect of the document. Read more

Divorce and The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

Prior to the enactment of this new legislation, divorce had no effect upon a Scottish Will.  In framing the 2016 Act, the Scottish Law Commission took the view that a testator would not wish an ex-spouse or ex civil partner to inherit and thus now, unless a Will provides otherwise,... Read more

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The Force of a Jurisdiction Clause

An Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently considered the issue of where an employee habitually works and the impact of a “choice of jurisdiction” clause in the employee’s contract.  When issuing his opinion on the meaning of the “place where the employee habitually carries out his work”...

Mackinnons - Through the years

Our records show that the first office of Lachlan McKinnon, Advocate, opened its doors in 1842 at 54 Union Street, Aberdeen.

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