Private Client News

Retirement Dreams

Thirty years old, buying a home, bringing up a family and forging ahead with a career? Retirement seems like a million years away especially when there are so many other demands financially on resources. Yet making some plans for retirement at an early stage can pay dividends in the future.  Read more

Intestacy - An expensive lesson

It may have surprised many to see that pop superstar Prince died last year without a Will. The ensuing court wrangles by allegedly 700 purported siblings and descendants making a claim to his estate have been sad to watch, and are no doubt racking up substantial fees for the many... Read more

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
Latest News
Celebrating 21 years in Cults

It is scarcely credible that this summer will see twenty one years having passed since the firm of Mackinnons first purchased the old TSB Bank and the bank manager’s flat at 377/379 North Deeside Road, Cults.

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Additional Dwelling Supplement - an update

  2016 saw the introduction of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Additional Dwelling Supplement or ‘ADS’ which applies an additional 3% rate of tax to residential property purchases.

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New Staff Announcement

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Merson  as an Associate Solicitor working in our property/private client department.

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