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Murray Beith Murray > The Legal 500 RankingsMurray Beith Murray has a long-established presence in the agricultural sector and works in tandem with its wider private client group to handle the full gamut of matters pertaining to rural property transactions, wealth management and succession planning. Under the leadership of accredited specialist Andrew Linehan, the team also advises on diversification, environmental issues and sporting estates. Anna MacLeod focuses on high-value estate sales, and another key name is Hugh Younger.
‘Absolute excellence in Trust and Tax work, able to give direct and sometimes difficult advice to private clients. Importantly they work collaboratively with the wider professional teams.’
‘Stand out staff as follows: Hugh Younger – possesses an unrivaled wealth of experience and total understanding of the drivers and motivations of private rural clients.’
‘Andrew Linehan gives clear well-thought-through advice and is easily accessible.’
- Acted for a family owning several highland estates on a substantial sale of land to a major UK financial institution, for establishment as a carbon offset woodland.
- Undertaking a major title registration process for a significant Estate, including carrying out detailed mapping of the owned land and considering a range of third party and infrastructure rights.
- Advised on the property aspects of a high-value Estate transfer as part of inter-generational tax planning.
‘Excellent support from Andrew Paterson and team. Impressed by the speedy replies. Gives informed advice relevant to my situation. Estate was dealt with in a timely manner. Billing is always clear and fair. Very professional and help was given when needed.’
‘Andrew Paterson – outstanding professional. Extremely efficient , couldn’t ask for more. Totally trustworthy and understanding. Very happy with his services. No complaints. Questions are always answered promptly.’
‘From the first introductory meeting via video-conference, through to regular updates via email, and online billing, MBM has used technology to great effect.’
‘Andrew Paterson was a pleasure to deal with. He was willing and able to promptly answer any questions we had to a more than satisfactory level.’
‘Andrew Paterson’s grasp of our case was complete, and was adept—without requiring our input or direction—at keeping the estate’s solicitor in check, even going so far as to correct their mistakes.’
- Advising Trustees regarding options to restructure a third-generation family Trust to reflect future needs and update a convoluted, historic Trust Deed.
- Advising in relation to a potential claim by beneficiaries against Executors and their solicitors in relation to the administration of a deceased’s estate.
Other key lawyers:
‘The MBM team manage to provide very professional advice and have the ability to advise on a very wide range of personal tax/ trusts legal needs.’
‘The people in the team are all of the highest calibre. They also link in well with other professionals so that individual clients receive a very high-quality total advice package.’
‘A reassuringly personal service by partners and other staff who know and understand the complexities of intertwined family, personal and business structures and so can give an overall view as well as keeping ‘chinese walls’ to ensure confidentiality.’
‘Hugh Younger – a wise adviser with a wide range of knowledge and experience.’
‘Andrew Paterson – my chosen first contact, always replies to queries quickly, excellent administration and detailed information at his fingertips and advice of next steps.’
‘Andrew Paterson, having become our key contact has maintained the previous partner’s warm and friendly approach combined with strong domain knowledge and a good way of communicating complex things to non-experts.’
‘This firm has worked for our family very satisfactorily for generations. We have never felt the need to use any other firm as they have kept up to date and helpful.’
‘Ruthven Gemmell is the Partner that I deal with and have done so since being a client of MBM since c. 1980. He knows my family history and is always able to provide sage advice when dealing with problems with my brother and his Trust.’
- Advised on the lifetime transfer of an Estate valued at £28m to the next generation as a succession planning exercise and the allocation of assets held within a family trust valued at £7m to compensate non-inheriting siblings.
- Continuing to assist the Trustees in relation to the legal and tax implications of winding up a complex, diverse and high-value Trust.
- Advising the owner of a Scottish Estate and other significant assets on making a lifetime transfer of the bulk of the estate and earmarking compensatory assets for another beneficiary.
Murray Beith Murray > Firm Profile
Established in 1849, and headquartered in Edinburgh, Murray Beith Murray is a leading boutique private client practice which specialises in acting in complex legal matters for high-net-worth individuals domiciled in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.
The firm’s expertise includes advising rural landowners and family businesses, with no less than four clients who appear in the current Times Rich List, Scotland’s Top 50.
As ‘trusted advisors for generations’, the firm delivers a partner-led holistic approach to clients, combining multi-disciplinary expertise in:
- Succession and estate planning
- Trusts, trust administration and financial management
- Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Family business advice
- Tax – personal, trust and executry
- Executries (including contentious executries)
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Rural property and countryside matters
- Residential property
- Commercial property
|Senior Partner||Ruthven Gemmellfirstname.lastname@example.org||0131 225 1200|
|Partner||Hugh Youngeremail@example.com||0131 225 1200|
|Succession & Estate Planning||Peter Shandfirstname.lastname@example.org||0131 225 1200|
|Executries||Andrew Patersonemail@example.com||0131 225 1200|
|Rural Property & Countryside Matters||Andrew Linehanfirstname.lastname@example.org||0131 225 1200|
|Residential Property||Andrew Stephenemail@example.com||0131 225 1200|
|Commercial Property||Bill Meldrumfirstname.lastname@example.org||0131 225 1200|
|Tax||Andrew Patersonemail@example.com||0131 225 1200|
|Richard Black||Associate – Rural property and estates Richard acts primarily for land and…||View Profile|
|Simon Boendermaker||Solicitor||View Profile|
|Ruthven Gemmell||Senior Partner at Murray Beith Murray||View Profile|
|Carole Hope||Consultant Solicitor – Asset Protection & Executry Carole is a Consultant Solicitor,…||View Profile|
|Kathryn Johnston||Private Client – Asset Protection & Estate Planning Kathryn specialises in advising…||View Profile|
|Dorothy Lawrence||Associate – Rural Property & estates Dorothy is an Associate in our Rural…||View Profile|
|Andrew Linehan||Partner – Rural property & estates Andrew Linehan is Head of the…||View Profile|
|Anna MacLeod||Senior Solicitor – Rural property and estates Anna qualified in 2015 and…||View Profile|
|Alastair Marshall||Senior Solicitor – Residential Property Alastair has over 15 years of experience…||View Profile|
|Bill Meldrum||Partner – Commercial Property Murray Beith Murray takes a holistic approach in…||View Profile|
|Sophie Napier||Associate – Asset Proection & Estate Planning Sophie specialises in tax and…||View Profile|
|Andrew Paterson||Partner – Asset Protection, Estate Planning & Executry Andrew is Head of…||View Profile|
|Nicola Roberts||Senior Solicitor – Rural property and estates||View Profile|
|Fraser Scott||Associate – Asset Protection & Estate Planning Fraser specialises in advising individuals…||View Profile|
|Sally Scott Lintott||Senior Solicitor – Commercial Property Sally joined Murray Beith Murray’s Commercial Property…||View Profile|
|Peter Shand||Partner – Asset Protection & Estate Planning Peter is responsible for meeting…||View Profile|
|Andrew Stephen||Partner – Residential Property Andrew is head of the Residential Property group. …||View Profile|
|Adam Swayne||Senior Solicitor – Asset Protection & Estate Planning Adam regularly advises individuals…||View Profile|
|Hugh Younger||Partner at Murray Beith Murray Specialisms: tax and estate planning with particular…||View Profile|