Making a Will 70% of adults in Scotland die without leaving a Will. What could that mean for loved ones left behind?

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Making a Will

Why making a legal Will should be left to a specialist Will writing solicitor at Pagan Osborne.

As Will writing solicitors, we understand all too well what it could mean for those left behind if you were to die without an up to date Will in place … but do you?

The absence of a Will means your affairs will take much longer to settle – sometimes involving costly court proceedings – bringing even more worry and anxiety into the lives of your family at an already difficult time. 

Without this simple and inexpensive legal document to rely on for guidance, a large proportion of your assets could be swallowed up by Inheritance Tax and the remainder may not go to those you would most wish to benefit.  A spouse or partner may not inherit what you want them to.  And if you have sole responsibility for your children, who would look after them if you were no longer there?

All this can be easily avoided by speaking to one of our specialist solicitors about making a Will or, just as importantly, updating an existing document to reflect any changes in your life between then and now.

A legally drafted Will is the best way to protect your personal and business assets against avoidable tax liabilities, as well as providing the comfort of knowing that your wishes will be carried out after you’ve gone.

It’s never too early to contact Pagan Osborne about making a Will.  Do it today as you never know what might happen tomorrow.

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Meet the legal team

  • Alan Innes
    Alan Innes
    Partner and Head of Private Client Edinburgh and Commercial and Business Services
  • Mark Harris
    Mark Harris
    Specialist Executry Paralegal
  • Sue Campbell
    Sue Campbell
    Specialist Executry Paralegal
  • Alma Alexander
    Alma Alexander
    Legal Secretary
  • Ian Fraser
    Ian Fraser
    Partner – Commercial and Business Services
  • Keith McLaren
    Keith McLaren
    Solicitor – Client Advisor: Private Client
  • Lianne Lodge
    Lianne Lodge
    Associate – Private Client and Head of Lateryears Service
  • Neil Paterson
    Neil Paterson
    Partner – Private Client
  • Ronnie Sembay
    Ronnie Sembay
    Partner – Commercial and Business Services
  • Stuart Lisgo
    Stuart Lisgo
    Associate– Private Client Team
  • Tracey Steen
    Tracey Steen
    Specialist Executry Paralegal
  • Sarah McPherson
    Sarah McPherson
    Client Care Executive
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    Kirsty Buchan
    : Email
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  • Cathy  Munro
    Cathy Munro
    Specialist Paralegal – Executries
  • Audrey  Dishington
    Audrey Dishington
    Client Development Director & Partner
  • Douglas Turner
    Douglas Turner
  • Colin  Clark
    Colin Clark
    Partner – Head of Agriculture & Estates
  • Elizabeth  Calderwood
    Elizabeth Calderwood
    Director and Partner – Private Client
  • Fiona McDonald
    Fiona McDonald
    Partner – Private Client
  • Fiona Shields
    Fiona Shields
    Head of Private Client, Fife & Executries
  • Gillian Gibbons
    Gillian Gibbons
    Agriculture & Estates
  • Hilda Brown
    Hilda Brown
    Specialist Paralegal – Executries
  • Linda Leighton
    Linda Leighton
    Trusts and Charities Accountant – Private Client
  • Michelle Wilson
    Michelle Wilson
    Legal Executive – Executries Team
  • Sandy Grant
    Sandy Grant
    Partner, Head of Conveyancing
  • Sarah Thurston
    Sarah Thurston
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