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Property Law

We deal with all aspects of residential property – from buying your first home through to successive sales and purchases of your property as you move through the market.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law deals with business matters. From buying, selling, refinancing or leasing commercial property through to buying, selling or setting up in business

Private Client

Private Client Law covers all aspects of Wills and Powers of Attorney as well as Estates and Guardianships. We help you plan for the future to provide peace of mind for your loved ones.

Do you get a bargain when buying a house at auction?

The process of buying a house at auction may seem simple, as portrayed in TV shows like "Homes Under the Hammer." However, it is not as straightforward as it may seem. You attend the auction, place your bid, and hope to become the new owner of the property. These...

Offers Over: Understanding the Blind Bidding Process in the Scottish Property Market

The Scottish property market is known for its unique "offers over" system. This presents buyers with a blind bidding situation. In this article, we will explore how the "offers over" process works. We’ll discuss the challenges buyers face and provide guidance on...

Estate Planning: Secure Your Legacy and Minimise Inheritance Tax

When it comes to estate planning, you want to ensure that your hard-earned assets are passed on to your loved ones and not unnecessarily shared with HMRC. With the Inheritance Tax threshold frozen until at least 2027, it's crucial to take proactive steps to mitigate...

Make a Will: Why Updating Your Will After Divorce is Essential

Divorce is a significant life event that can have a profound impact on various aspects of your life. These include your financial and legal affairs. One crucial area that often gets overlooked during the divorce process is updating your Will. Many people fail to...

Navigating Your First Home Purchase in Scotland: A Comprehensive Guide for First-Time Home Buyers

Embarking on Your Home Buying Journey Buying a house in Scotland, especially for first-time home buyers, is a significant step. It usually raises many questions resulting in decisions to be made. Understandably, the house buying process might seem overwhelming. Our...

Plan Ahead: The Vital Importance of a Power of Attorney

Life is unpredictable. Without the proper legal safeguards in place, a sudden health crisis or accident can upend everything for both you and your family. Protect yourself and your loved ones by setting up a Power of Attorney. Do not wait until it is too late to...

Don’t Make Handwritten Wills – if you do, don’t make more than one!

Confusion, conflict and court. The result of the competition between two handwritten Wills. These were not the Wills of an ordinary individual, but the Wills of the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin who died in 2018. Following her death, the family did not believe she...

Should I always accept the highest offer?

There is nothing more satisfying when you are selling a house than to have multiple offers from which to choose. Fixing a closing date does tend to concentrate the buyers’ minds. It also means the competition usually leads to a higher sale price. However, at the...

Will my estate be liable for Inheritance Tax?

The Inheritance Tax threshold over which estates pay Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been frozen at £325,000 since 2009. Since then, property prices have risen along with most asset values. That has meant an ever-increasing number of estates are becoming liable for...

What is a Deed of Variation (and why would you need one)?

Beneficiaries sometimes ask us if they must follow the deceased’s instructions in a Will. They also ask if they can change the distribution of the estate when the deceased died without a Will. If beneficiaries wish to change the distribution of an estate, whether...

Carr Berman Crichton

COMPANY HISTORY
In 2000, three Glasgow solicitors with over 70 years’ experience between them set up the firm of Carr Berman Crichton in Rutherglen. The aim of the business when it started was to provide legal services to clients in the Rutherglen and greater Glasgow area – something the firm does to this day.

We still have our original offices in Rutherglen. The firm has grown and the personnel has changed a little, but our commitment to providing the best possible customer service remains.  This is why we ensure that every client is look after by a highly qualified and experienced solicitor.

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Carr Berman Crichton provides legal services across Glasgow and throughout Scotland