Why it is important to have a Power of Attorney in place.

It is never too early to start planning for the future. Although you may believe that at this point in time you are still capable of dealing with your affairs, unfortunately this may not prove to be the case in the future. Therefore, it is important to put in place a plan of action to ensure your Power of Attorney is drafted whilst you are fit, healthy and have capacity. Blackwood and Smith have a very experienced private client team and would be delighted to discuss this with you. https://www.blackwoodsmith.com/contact-us

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 Michael Carlin.

Blackwood & Smith are delighted to be taking part in Will Aid again this November. Will Aid is a special fundraising partnership between the legal profession and nine partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF (Scotland), Sightsavers, and Trocaire (N.Ireland) 

We are delighted to have been named as the 4th highest donating firm in Scotland after taking part in the charity will-writing campaign. Being a small firm, we are massively proud of this achievement. A total of £4,840 was raised for the Will Aid scheme this year and since we started supporting Will Aid in 1996 we have raised an impressive £26,636. This figure goes towards helping to support the work of their nine partner charities: Action Aid, AgeUK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF, Sightsavers, & Trocaire.  

During 2021/22, the Scottish property market witnessed one of the most buoyant and frantic periods in its history with property prices increasing 11.2%, over the course of 2021, according to the UK House Price Index Scotland. During the initial lockdown period many buyers yearned for a home with outdoor space and, due to a lack of spending opportunities, actually managed to increase their savings to put towards a new home. This, combined with the LBTT holiday and exceptionally low interest rates, resulted in huge levels of demand being unleashed after the initial lockdowns. 

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