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Murray Beith Murray

Work Department

Private Client - Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Areas of work: 


Qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and England and Wales

Chartered Wealth Manager
Fellow of Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment


Senior Partner at Murray Beith Murray 


Where trained: 1979-82 Brodies WS, apprentice at law; 1983-85 Arthur Young CA (now EY), trainee accountant

Year qualified: 1981

Year made partner in present firm: 1988

1985 to date, Murray Beith Murray WS, solicitor in England and Wales

2008 to date, Murray Asset Management UK Limited, Chief Executive (formerly the asset management department of Murray Beith Murray WS). 


1993 to 2010, Law Society of Scotland – Council member then Vice President (2005-06) and President (2006-07); 1997-2010, Financial Services and Markets and Pension Regulator Tribunals: 1999-2007 Financial Services Authority’s Smaller Businesses Practitioners Panel (Chairman 2004-06); 2004-06, Financial Services Practitioners Panel; 2007-11 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland – Council member;

2009 to date, Finance and Tax Chamber of The First-tier Tribunal – part-time Judge; 2009 to date, Tax and Chancery Chamber of The Upper Tribunal – part-time member; 2011 to date, President of the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE); 2017, Upper Tribunal, Tax Tribunals for Scotland, Legal Member.

Current directorships: 2008-date, Murray Asset Management UK Limited; 2005 to date, Personal Investment and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL) and other companies.

Member: Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Chartered Insurance Institute; Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.


Main secondary school attended: Loretto School, Musselburgh.

Universities and colleges attended: University of Edinburgh (1979) Law; University of Aberdeen (1983) Accountancy; Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (2010); Fellow of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, Chartered Wealth Manager (2010); Chartered Insurance Diploma in Financial Planning (2010)

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries

(Leading individuals)

Ruthven GemmellMurray Beith Murray

Private client boutique Murray Beith Murray has a strong track record acting for high-net-worth individuals domiciled in Scotland, across the UK and further afield internationally. It also generates work from families, family trusts, charities and private companies. The firm is particularly prominent in asset protection and executries work, fielding specialist groups focusing on both areas. Other areas of expertise include wills, trusts, succession and estate planning, dispute resolution and personal and trust taxation. Peter Shand leads the team, which includes Ruthven Gemmell, senior partner Hugh Younger and Andrew Paterson.