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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 is now in force.

The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 is now in force.  It makes both psychological and physical domestic abuse specific criminal offences. If a person carries out a course of abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner which a ‘reasonable person’…

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We’re recruiting for a family law solicitor

We are a highly regarded independent City Centre law firm looking for a family law solicitor to enhance and develop our service in this area. Full or part time will be considered. You will be expected to work with minimal…

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Stephen Blane

Meet the Scottish lawyer who takes on negligent solicitors

Stephen Blane, Solicitor-Advocate, discusses the legal profession in Scotland with Scottish Business Insider to give a fascinating insight when things go wrong as a result of solicitors being negligent in their duties. In the article, Stephen discusses his role, why…

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Why are so many people not making wills

Scottish Business Insider, recently published an article by Sara Smith, partner at Urquharts, on the importance of making a will. In the article, Sara outlines some of the key milestones that often trigger the reason to make a will such…

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Stephen Blane

Stephen Blane’s membership of the Law Society of Scotland’s Pursuers’ Panel has been extended by another 5 years

Stephen Blane has had his membership of the Law Society of Scotland’s Pursuers’ Panel extended for another 5 years. Stephen has been a member of the panel since 2004 and in that time has developed a specialist practice in dealing…

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We’re hiring – Residential Property Solicitor (Part time)

Based: Heriot Row, Edinburgh We are a highly regarded City Centre law firm looking for an enthusiastic and experienced property solicitor to join our busy property team. You will have experience in dealing with a wide range of residential property…

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Airbnb – understanding the legal implications

Do Airbnb hosts really know the pitfalls they could face? With the rising demand for Airbnb properties and continuous listings growth across Edinburgh and further afield, Gillian Black, Partner at Urquharts, is concerned that property owners riding the wave of…

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Get More When You Sell Your Home with the ESPC

Recent research by the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) has revealed that sellers using ESPC agents (solicitor estate agents) are more likely to get as much as 6% more than the Home Report valuation and 3% more than non-ESPC agents.…

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Catherine McGhee

6 Reasons to Market Your Property with Urquharts in 2018

1. We have a dedicated and very experienced team of property professionals who will guide you through your sale. We work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you, with a proven track record of achieving prices in excess…

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Urquharts Private Client Team Bolstered

Established Edinburgh solicitor firm, Urquharts is strengthening its Private Client offering with the addition of two new members to the team. Sara Smith and Neil McNab  joined Urquharts from Shoosmiths with effect from 1 January 2018. Sara joins Urquharts as…

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