For Individuals & Families Executries

Our team can support you in dealing with estate administration following the death of a family member or loved one.

Coping with the death of a family member or loved one is a stressful and upsetting time. You can be sure that MacRoberts will handle matters sensitively and with the utmost care, ensuring that the legalities relating to winding up an estate are dealt with promptly, efficiently and with the minimum upheaval of those who are grieving.

 

With considerable expertise in administration and issues relating to large, and often complex, estates, our estate planning team brings a level of knowledge and empathetic understanding to estate administration following a death where tensions can often arise.  

Resolving matters with care and empathy

We can advise on all matters relating to the winding up of estates, including those with multi-jurisdictional issues, those with complex outstanding liabilities and possible insolvency issues, and those involving Heritage assets, applications for conditional exemption and making offers in lieu.

Businesses and partnerships

Our team can provide advice in relation to estates containing businesses and farming partnerships raising agricultural and business property relief issues. We also deal with executory administration and negotiations with HMRC in respect of claims for Agricultural Property Relief, Business Property Relief and claims for gifts out of excess income.

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  • Power of Attorney

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  • Trusts

    Ensure your assets are used for a certain purpose and properly managed on behalf of those whom you want to benefit from them.

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  • Caring for the Elderly

    Caring for elderly relatives and helping them manage their own affairs is becoming increasingly important to families.

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  • Family Law

    Mindful of delivering value for money without compromising quality of service, we work collaboratively with our clients to help them find the best possible outcome, reach an early settlement and maintain relationships where possible.

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  • Agriculture, Rural & Estates

    Highly experienced in the purchase and sale of agriculture and rural property, our award-winning team can advise on all aspects of your projects.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.