Part of the MacRoberts Group

Murray Snell Legal Services

With an established track record in supporting clients across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, you can be confident that we will be able to understand your issues, anticipate any problems and provide the best possible outcome for you.

Residential Sales & Purchases

We have in-depth knowledge of the property market, both within Edinburgh and beyond, having been involved in the market for over 40 years. We recognise that a house purchase is a large financial commitment, and we aim to provide straightforward advice and analysis of the property being purchased, from the submission of offers through to completion of a transaction.

If you are looking to sell your home, we will handle all parts of the sale process, from initial advice about marketing through to the completion of a sale. We will provide general advice on your property, guidance on the current property market, and how best to advertise to achieve the best price possible.

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Making a Will

Making a Will is a vital step to ensure that your wishes are followed, and to protect and manage your property and assets for the benefit of your loved ones, after your death. Having a Will is the best way to avoid unnecessary anxiety or complexity for your family or beneficiaries at an already upsetting time, avoiding the issues and additional expense that can arise where there is no Will in place.

Our experienced Will solicitors advise clients on the terms and effect of their wishes, taking the time to review your assets and discuss your concerns and wishes fully to ensure that your Will is clear and effective.

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Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a useful document which allows a nominated individual to make decisions for you should you no longer be able or willing to do so yourself. We can put a Power of Attorney in place for a short period to cover management of affairs whilst there is a short-term difficulty, or a Continuing Financial & Welfare Power of Attorney which would allow your chosen individual(s) to act in the event of a decline or loss of legal capacity.

We will discuss the nature and extent of the Power of Attorney and the consequences of your decisions, and when to bring the Power of Attorney in to use in line with your wishes.

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Coping with the death of a loved one is a stressful and upsetting time, and our team takes a compassionate and practical approach to supporting you in dealing with estate administration. We can assist where there is a Will in place or where there has been a death without a Will (intestacy). 

We have considerable experience in administration and issues relating to large, and often complex, estates and our team brings a level of knowledge and empathetic understanding to estate administration following a death where tensions can often arise.

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Murray Snell have helped my wife and I over the years buy two properties, write our Wills and alter one of our titles. The service we have received has always been excellent and understanding, and the after-service has been outstanding as well.


Estates, Forestry & Agriculture

We have recognised expertise in dealing with rural properties and have represented clients in the purchase and sale of estates, farms and woodlands, as well as the commercial development of rural property.

We have also advised clients in relation to agricultural leases and sporting, fishing and crofting interests for many years, acting for both owners and occupiers of estates, agricultural properties and forests across Scotland.

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Our team has considerable experience of acting in matters relating to renewable energy developments including wind farms, hydro power and biomass.

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Commercial Property

We have significant experience of acting in the sale and purchase of commercial properties as well as acting for both landlords and tenants in the leasing of offices, shops and industrial units.

As part of the MacRoberts Group, we also draw from the experience of the firm's award-winning Commercial Property team which deals with all manner of commercial property development, property investment, real estate finance, planning and environmental issues.

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Commercial Contracts

We advise on all matters relating to option agreements, development agreements, the sale and purchase of businesses and business premises, and commercial contracts. We can also assist in structuring documentation tailored to your business requirements.

Our team of expert lawyers can help you ensure your business's relationships and contracts clearly reflect your intentions and safeguard – as far as is legally and commercially possible or viable – the interests of your business.

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