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The New RCI Rules – What Does It Mean For You?

The new Register of Persons Holding a Controlled interest in Land (RCI) came into effect in 2022 and the regulations will be enforced from 1 April 2024.  If you haven’t …

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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney – Do you need one? We can tell you more.

Who has the power? You have….and no one else unless you have a Power of Attorney in place You have the power to do anything you want, but ……… What if …

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Voluntary Land Registration – To Register or Not?

Voluntary Land Registration Could you ride your own marches?  Have you ever ridden or walked around the entire boundaries of your land? Are you sure that your Legal Title matches …

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‘W’ for Will – Will you make one?

The 5 ‘W’s of Will It’s estimated that 70% of people in Scotland die without leaving a Will. Do 70% of the population really have NOTHING to leave? Here we …

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Forestry & Land Reform

Don’t panic over land reform! Land Reform has been a hot button topic in Scotland for quite some time and many connotations have sprung up around the phrase. It’s time …

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Dying Matters – Power of Attorney & Wills

Dying Matters Awareness week 2016 runs from 9-15th May 2016, its aim is to redefine the debate and taboo of talking about dying, death and bereavement and place it firmly …

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Plan for your future – Power of Attorney, Wills, Tax, Care Costs

We are teaming up with Age Scotland, Stewartry CVS, plus guest speakers from St James Place and Ian Bendall Funeral Directors to provide a free information event where people can …

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Expert Telecom Mast Advice

Farmers and Landowners We are urging all landowners across Dumfries & Galloway and Scotland not to give in to pressure from telecom companies seeking to reduce the rental on telecom …

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First Footing with Hall Baird

A New Year in a new business! Since starting the firm in September 2015 it has been our hope to shake off the stuffy, fuddy duddy impression that solicitors can …

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First foot at Hall Baird.

Call in and celebrate bringing in the New Year at our new office. Light refreshments provided.

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