Capital Gains Tax (the very basics!)

Recent changes by H.M. Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in relation to the Capital Gains Tax tax-free allowance are having an impact on taxpayers.  Karen Valentine, Scottish Law Accountant from Blackwood & Smith LLP has provided a brief insight into the current situation.

How much should I offer on a property I want to buy?

You have found a property you want to purchase, the first question you will likely have is, how much should I offer? The question of how much to offer on a property is not dissimilar to the age-old question, how long is a piece of string?! The best answer we can give to this question is, it depends. The best advice we can give is, speak to your solicitor!

Huge Congratulations to our clients and team – Together we raised £5,865 during Will Aid 2022

Will Aid takes place every November, and participating solicitors volunteer their time and expertise. The Will Aid campaign has raised more than £24 million in donations and many millions more in pledged legacies, for its nine partner charities since launching in 1988. We are delighted to announce that together we raised over £5,865 for Will Aid 2022 campaign, making Blackwood & Smith the fourth highest donating firm in the whole of Scotland! This year’s efforts bring the firm’s total contribution to the campaign up to an impressive £32,681! As a small firm we are massively proud of our clients and solicitors for raising such significant amounts in support of worthy causes.


Meet our new team member!

Blackwood and Smith are always delighted to welcome new members to our team. Our people have always been our biggest asset and we aim to hire the brightest, friendliest and best we can. Today we are thrilled to introduce Jennifer Richardson. Jennifer is our newest recruit and has just joined Blackwood & Smith as a Solicitor.

 An update from our wonderful trainee Solicitor Chloe

My name is Chloe and I am now in the second year of my traineeship with Blackwood & Smith.  

You might remember reading my previous blog in 2021 where I provided an insight into a day in the life of a first-year trainee at the firm. Fast forward to now, and I am now less than 10 weeks away from qualifying as a Solicitor! Time really does fly and much of my day to day work has changed in the last year or so.  

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