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End of an era as legal firm underlines its pride in tradition

Last of the Urquharts hands on the torch at law firm carrying family name A proud law firm says the end of a 145-year connection with the founder will underline a commitment to traditional levels of service that are increasingly…

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Gillian Andrew Retires

Gillian Andrew retires today after 37 years at Urquharts. During her time Gillian has been a partner and latterly an associate. Roderick Urquhart paid tribute and thanked her for the contribution and help she has given to others in the…

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We are recruiting – Secretary for Conveyancing Department

We are looking to recruit a Secretary for our busy Conveyancing Department, working principally for a Senior Associate, but also assisting others when required. Full time or part time (5 days) will be considered. You will provide full secretarial and…

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Viewing a Property Safely

Covid 19 - Our Viewing Protocol The Scottish Government has now released updated guidance on how home moves can proceed. The guidance applies from 29th June 2020. The updated guidance is available to view here and we ask that you…

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Property under Lockdown – What it means when you are buying or selling

Moving home under normal circumstances can be a very stressful time. Those involved in property sales or purchases when the current Covid 19 restrictions were put in place, including property solicitors, found themselves in uncharted waters with very little clear…

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COVID-19 and Commercial Leases – New Law to Protect Tenants in Scotland

Introduction The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 came into force on 6 April 2020 (the date of Royal Assent). In relation to commercial leases, the Act gives tenants under commercial leases in Scotland additional protection from irritancy (i.e. forfeiture or termination).…

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Alison Grandison joins Urquharts as Partner

Edinburgh based solicitors Urquharts, are delighted to announce that Alison Grandison has joined the practice as a Partner. Alison has spent the last 5 years as a Senior Associate with Simpson & Marwick Property. She qualified as a solicitor in…

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What do you do when you think your solicitor has failed you?

I suspect that most people know that if they think they might have a claim to pursue, whether that is arising out of an accident at work or problems with a builder, they should speak to a solicitor. But do…

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Stephen Webster

Grey area of lease law needs to be in black and white

Stephen Webster looks at what can happen when a rent agreement ends. This year, following an extensive stakeholder consultation exercise, the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) is expected to make important recommendations for the reform of six areas of Scots law…

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Another Good Year for Residential Property Sales

Property Sales Continue to Grow at Urquharts 2019 was another good year for residential property sales at Urquharts. According to the latest ESPC figures for the year, overall sales at Urquharts were up by 32% on 2018. The average selling…

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