At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Such specialist issues require timely advice from a professional with experience in the area and the ability to cut through complexity, work collaboratively with you and ultimately to realise your aims.
Clear advice on land ownership legal issues
We provide plain English advice on land management issues, ranging from potentially thorny subjects such as boundary disputes and access arrangements through to mineral exploitation and rights for services. We can help you understand your title deeds, the rights you enjoy and the rights others may enjoy over your property.
Benefits we bring
As an expert team placed within a modern multi-service law firm we work with colleagues in other disciplines to provide you with comprehensive solutions to your legal queries. We won't look at your issue in isolation; we will consider all angles and provide you with the advice you need to confidently move forward.
Our approach to fees
We don't want you to be surprised by the final bill we produce – that's why we will endeavour at the outset of every transaction to provide you with a fixed fee quote to give you clarity and certainty on costs. Where we can't do this, we will provide you with an estimated charge, which we will aim to convert to a fixed fee quote once the scope of the transaction becomes clearer.
Voluntary Land Registration
It is now a legal requirement for all land in Scotland to be entered onto the Land Register, with the intention for this to be completed by 2024. There is no requirement for owners to voluntarily register their land. Instead, they can rely on the Registers of Scotland to complete the task for them in due course. However, the boundaries of rural land are often complex and the rights (and obligations) attached sometimes unclear, so the option of leaving a third party to determine these for the purpose of land registration may be unattractive. This is where we can help.