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Coronavirus update

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, both of our offices are now closed.

We are continuing with our business remotely and the majority of our staff are working from home and able to progress new and existing matters. Please contact us using the emails and phone numbers below:

Edinburgh: 0131 200 1200

Aberdeen: 01224 49 80 80

info@balfour-manson.co.uk

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Further advice:
Wills
Over the last few weeks we have had a lot of contact from clients with questions about making wills and putting powers of attorney in place. These are important documents to have and it can help to give a little peace of mind knowing that you have sorted this out.

We have never seen such rapidly changing circumstances, and new guideline procedures for drafting and signing wills and power of attorney have been issued. 

Click here for further information on the new guideline procedures.

Employment Law

We have issued a summary of the recent government guidance on:

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Click here to read our guidance.

Family Law – Contact Arrangements

Jamie Foulis has detailed the various options separated families have during the UK lockdown.

Click here to read the full article.

Governance Services

Many organisations are now operating with only a skeleton staff, some are not open at all, and there have been changes to government services. We have made a note of some key changes and what is currently being processed by the Scottish Courts Service.

Click here to read the full article.

Commercial Property

On Monday 30 March, Scottish Parliament published the draft Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill offers commercial tenants protection if they are unable to pay rent. See here for further information on the latest measures in place.

The Bill also announced that Lands Registers of Scotland in Scotland can open for business again. See here for further information on the update.

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