Commercial Business & Commercial Litigation
Our commercial team are experienced in all aspects of business matters. Services offered include:
- Purchase and sale of commercial property
- Commercial leases for landlords and tenants
- Secured loans
- Shareholder agreements
- Formation of limited companies
- Hotels and licensed premises
Our team are able to assist with any commercial dispute. This is any dispute which arises between companies or between both companies & individuals. This could involve contract disputes, commercial debt recovery, property litigation and much more.
For further information contact us or call Robert Allan on 01698 891616 or Gordon Sommerville on 01698 373365.
Equity Release Schemes
Many people find equity release an effective way of generating accessible capital from their home enabling them to afford the life style they want in retirement. There are however many factors to consider.
For further information contact us or phone Laraine Shields or Hugh Gilchrist on 01698 373365.
Our Team have a considerable level of expertise in family law. We can provide you with clear and practical advice in relation to separation, divorce and co-habitation and in particular resolving financial issues, such as the matrimonial home, savings and pensions. We would aim to resolve the various issues through communication and constructive negotiation, with a view to both parties signing a minute of agreement (separation agreement). In the event there are issues that cannot be agreed, then these issues can be determined through Court Action.
Making arrangements in relation to children such as where they will stay and when they will see the other parent can be emotional and complex. All decisions should be made in the best interests of the child and we can provide support and advice to achieve the best outcome for both parents and children. Where agreement cannot be reached through negotiation and discussion, an action can be raised in court to deal with contact (access), residence (custody) and parental rights and responsibilities.
For further information contact Iain Wilson or Sarah Dodds.
Our experienced Employment Law Solicitor can offer both employers and employees practical solutions to employment disputes. We can provide advice on a number of issues such as employment tribunal claims (both pursuing and defending), redundancy, Settlement Agreements and discrimination. We will provide clear, pragmatic advise with the aim of providing the most cost effective solution.
From an employer’s prospective our team can also be on hand to assist with the drafting of employment contracts and policies as well as providing much needed guidance on disciplinary and grievance issues whilst also ensuring that the cost to your business is kept to a minimum.
Should you have an enquiry please contact our Sarah Dodds on 01698 373365.
Personal Injury & Compensation Claims
Suffering an injury, which has been caused by the fault of another party, can have an effect on your lifestyle, job and family. We can advise you as to whether your injuries are likely to give rise to a claim and, if so, the merits and possible value of that claim. We would always seek to commence negotiations (usually with an insurance company) to achieve a satisfactory settlement for you. If this is not possible, we can commence proceedings on your behalf, which may ultimately result in the matter being decided by a Court. We are able to consider a range of funding options, including Legal Aid, Legal Insurance and Private Arrangement.
We also provide advice on Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims and can take forward the claim on your behalf.
For further information call Iain Wilson, Sarah Dodds or Lorraine Stoney on 01698 373365.
Do you have trouble collecting bad debts? Whether you are a small trader, a medium sized business or larger corporation, non-payment of accounts can seriously affect your cash flow. We recognise the need for providing an effective service for debt recovery at reasonable cost.
For further information contact us or call Sarah Dodds or Lorraine Stoney on 01698 373365.
Advice & Assistance (Legal Aid)
Legal Aid allows people, who would not otherwise be able to afford it, to get help with their legal problems. The initial type of Legal Aid is called Advice and Assistance and covers a wide range of matters under Scots law. Legal Aid provides funding for a solicitor to deal with many types of cases. Cases often begin with advice and assistance, and Legal Aid may be the next step if necessary.
The main types of case that Advice and Assistance and Legal Aid can help with are: Civil, family, employment and cases involving children.
To find out what legal matters are covered and whether you are financially eligible for Advice and Assistance or Legal Aid, please call Ian Wilson or Sarah Dodds.