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Our quick guide sets out the legal process surrounding buying or selling a house or flat, including selling, buying, exchanging contracts, preparing for completion and completion itself.
We are built on providing a complete, professional service which delivers on what we promise. We understand that in business you might require legal advice from time to time and you will expect great service, reliable advice and experienced people to work seamlessly as part of your team.
Private Client Advice
The idea of planning for your family’s future can seem overwhelming and maybe it is something you don’t really want to think about, but it is essential for protecting what is yours and those you love.
Elderly client services
If your needs or those of a loved one change over time, we can help make sense of the legalities. We have a team specialising in provision for later life. Whether you need advice on Wills, Power of Attorney or Court of Protection issues, we can help.
Advice for new parents
Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting experiences in life, if not a little overwhelming! There is a wealth of advice from friends and family to books, magazines and programmes and while we cannot help you with bottle routines or nappy changes, we can help with future planning for your new arrival.
Getting married again
When people marry, enter into a civil partnership or move in together in later life, chances are there may be grown up children on one or both sides of the family. With this is mind, it is really important to ensure wishes are made clear about division of assets in the event of your death.
Helping someone with dementia
Dealing with a Dementia diagnosis will be a complex mix of emotions, coupled with the pull of needing to make practical decisions regarding care and forward planning.
We want to save your wealth from the sometimes significant erosion of Inheritance Tax; ensuring your loved ones enjoy what you pass on to them, rather than lose it.
Lasting powers of attorney
Like many of the issues we deal with, this one isn’t something people like to think about, but one we encourage our clients to consider. If you were suddenly unable to handle your own legal affairs, either through ill-health or failing mental capacity, who would take this on?
Making your Will
Our Life team has all the expertise you need to make provision for your Will. Creating a Will is an important part of ensuring your wishes are fulfilled and your assets are passed on to members of your family, friends or chosen charities.
A trust can be used to protect or control family assets. Types of trusts vary and can include charity law, gifts to minors, property held for people with disabilities and most commonly of all as a device in Wills, where property is not given outright to someone, but rather given to them for a period of time, or with conditions.
"My wife and I have used the services of MSP for over 30 years and during this time the family run practice has looked after my family for over two generations. My children too, now use the services offered, in the full knowledge and confidence Andy and Fiona offer excellent legal advice and services tailored to the current climate. Thank you both for an excellent service over many years."
Steve and Shelley
"We as a family have used MSP for a range of things from registering a property, buying and selling a house , Power of Attorney and doing a Will We have dealt with Katie who is fabulous and nothing is ever too much trouble. She is very professional, friendly and is very happy to answer any questions you may have. We have also dealt with Fiona when we found out that our house had never been registered with the land registry. Fiona was very helpful and very prompt in keeping us updated with the progress of the registration. Everyone who we have dealt with at MSP legal have been great and I would very much recommend them. Thanks for everything"
Claire and Family
"I highly recommend MSP Malcolm Smith & Partners, in their provision of expert guidance and assistance, towards an efficient and successful completion of matters involved. I am totally satisfied with my choice of this legal company, it has been a pleasure in dealing with their highly efficient, helpful and pleasant legal consultants, assistants, and staff. I will continue to consult this legal company, should any future requirements arise. Their expertise and efficiency is much valued."