Under Scots Law, anyone over the age of 12 can make a Will setting out what they would like to happen when they die.  It is very easy to fall into the mindset that you are too young and that you do not have anything of value or enough wealth to pass on to justify putting a Will in place. This is a however a common misconception, and it is advisable to have a simple Will put in place sooner rather than later, to ensure that your wishes are recorded, for example what will happen with your children, pets, property, and other assets. Although it would be very rare for someone as young as 12, or indeed most teenagers, to make a Will, certainly all adults of whatever age should consider making a Will.

Are you looking to move in 2022? The market remains active as demand continues to outweigh supply. We’ve never seen the property market as hectic in Peebles and surrounding areas as it has been over the last 18 months and the early signs are that this may continue in 2022.

We are delighted to be taking part in Will Aid again this November 2021. Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF( Scotland) and Trocaire (N.Ireland). 

My name is Chloe and I am a first year trainee here at Blackwood & Smith. The firm specialises in three main areas of law; Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law.

I have been focusing solely on Conveyancing transactions, and I have enjoyed every minute so far. The pace is fast and the work that I have been involved in has provided me with responsibility from the get-go.

Although this blog is about “a day in the life of a trainee”, I can safely say that no day has been the same – which is something I am thankful for!

Its always an exciting time when we get to welcome new members to the Blackwood & Smith team. Our people are our biggest asset and we make a point of only hiring the best, brightest and friendliest. Today we would like to introduce three new faces: Marisa, Chloe & Billy. 

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