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Property Law

Our Property and Conveyancing department is led by partner, Robert Macduff-Duncan.  Robert was admitted as a solicitor in 2004, joined the firm in 2018 and was assumed as a partner in 2021.

We are able to advise on a range of property law matters, including general title queries, title disputes with neighbouring proprietors, matters of agricultural or crofting law, the grant of new Servitudes or Wayleaves, corrective conveyancing and many other matters relating to land and buildings.

It is unlikely that we will be able to offer a fixed fee for such work.  If you would like our assistance with matters of this sort, we would charge for that work by reference to an hourly rate.  Our hourly rates are revised on 1st May each year, with Robert’s current hourly rate being £245 per hour plus VAT (currently 20%) broken down into £24.50 per 6-minute units or part thereof.

Telephone calls will be charged at £24.50 per 6-minute unit or part thereof.

Letters will be charged at 1.25 units per page of 100 words or part thereof.

The drafting of Deeds and Court documents will be charged at 5 units per sheet of 200 words or part thereof.

Copying will be charged at £1.00 per page for the first copy of any document and 40p per page for each subsequent copy.

There may be a separate one-off charge of £25 plus VAT in respect of our gathering (and updating, where necessary), documentation to comply with Anti-Money Laundering regulations and administrative matters when opening your file.

The number of hours spent on your case will be determined by the complexity and the unique circumstances of your case.  We will discuss the likely cost of your case with you at our initial meeting. If additional costs arise due to unforeseen circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity and we will advise you of any increase in cost that may arise.  The hourly rate does not include any outlays that may be required.  These are variable depending on the nature of the case.  We will discuss what these may be at our initial meeting.

The hourly rate does not include any outlays that may be required.  These are variable depending on the nature of the case.

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