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In order to maintain social-distancing, the main door of the office is locked and meetings are by appointment only, and in accordance with Government Guidelines. Please call us on 724522 to arrange an appointment or to speak to your solicitor.
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We hope our clients, their families and everyone in our community stays safe during this period of uncertainty.
We are a private and commercial legal practice with a large client base throughout Greenock and Inverclyde. We provide a high quality legal service for a wide range of situations. As a friendly, approachable, professional company we pride ourselves in knowing our clients and their individual needs.
A will is an important part in ensuring your assets are distributed and dealt with the way you wish following your death. Whether you are thinking about making your will or updating your current will, we can provide you with assistance and guidance from everything from a straightforward will to a complex trust deed.
We offer a full range of residential and commercial services and with our extensive knowledge of the legal world our solicitors can be of service in a number of situations, whether you are purchasing your first home, selling your current home, buying a property to rent out, or looking to buy or lease commercial premises for your business.
A Power of Attorney allows you to authorise another, usually a trusted relative or friend, to act on your behalf to deal with your affairs. If a Guardianship order is necessary, we have many years experience dealing with Guardianship applications and can assist you through the process.
We advise both Employers and Employees on all aspects of Employment Law including contracts of employment, compliance with legislation, disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancy including compromise agreements, unfair dismissal and discrimination.
Reaching a point in your marriage where you decide that the relationship is at an end, with no prospect for reconciliation can be a harrowing and stressful time. There may be financial aspects to consider, a jointly owned home, or any property bought in the course of the marriage, a business, savings, debts and pension all require to be taken into account and considered at the breakdown of a relationship.
When a relationship breaks down, arrangements require to be made in respect of the day to day welfare and wellbeing of any children born of that relationship. We provide advice on rights and responsibilities, child maintenance, legal presumptions of parentage and can provide court representation where necessary.
In Scotland many people believe that living with someone for a significant period is the same or equivalent to being married to them. This is not the case. Recent legislation has given such people (cohabitees) rights to make claims on the assets and property of the other in very specific circumstances. If your circumstances allow you to make such a claim, we will be happy to assist you and represent your interests fully to ensure any such claim is fully representative of your personal circumstances.
Adoption is a formal legal process in which all the rights and responsibilities relating to a child are transferred to the adoptive parents. If an adoption order is granted by a court, it makes you, the adopter, the child's legal parent. We can assist in all aspects of adoption including advising you about the procedure set down by law and also in guiding you through that process from start to finish.
These are terms used to define court orders which force someone to carry out, or to refrain from carrying out a particular act. They have application in many legal scenarios including, but not limited to, personal safety, abuse and property rights and obligations.
Are you a landlord or management agent? Do you need sound advice on recovery of a flat, house or property. We can assist you in all aspects of that recovery including the service of notices, raising of courts actions and representation in same to their conclusion. We are able to advise you on which of the grounds you can seek recovery on and to assist you in the process of actually recovering your property from your tenant.
Does someone owe you money for a loan or services or goods provided? Have they failed to make payment of sums due as a result of debt, goods or services? The Sheriff Courts of Scotland provide a system to allow you to ask the court to make orders about money owed to you. Obtaining a court order is often the first step to allow you to take enforcement procedures including arrestment of wages, property and other methods (known as diligence). We can assist you in the entire process from start to finish.
Do you own a property in which you have difficulties with a neighbour in relation to the boundary between your properties? Are there aspects to your title deeds in terms of your rights and obligations with which you require advice and assistance? We are available to assist with all matters relative to the nature and extent of your property.
Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs) are held under the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976. An inquiry must be held in cases of death in custody in Prisons or Police Stations or as a result of an accident at work. If you are notified of such an Inquiry by the Procurator Fiscal following the death of a family member, you will be entitled to attend the hearing and be represented if you wish. You may require advice in understanding the procedure and advice regarding any outcome. We are able to assist in all aspects of Fatal Accidents Inquiries.
It is your right if, because of an accident, you have suffered injury and damage to your person or belongings that the negligent party pays you compensation - in many cases this will be the other party’s insurance company. Accident claims have become a very specialised area of the law. At Neill Clerk and Murray we want you to have access to the best expert witnesses and, where possible, with no risk to you in terms of expensive outlays and legal fees. That is why we have an alliance with a specialist claims firm that can offer you the opportunity of a no win no fee scenario whilst still maintaining a local connection for you.
We can advise on all aspects of licensing, including Liquor Licensing (where we deal with Premises Licence Applications, Transfers and Variations and Personal Licence Applications), Gaming Licensing (where we can offer a complete Betting Premises service) and Lotteries and Amusements (where we deal with all types of applications). This is a full service for all types of licensing, from the initial preparation of the application to the appearance at the Licensing Board.
We provide a full range of services to Business clients including advising on: Employment Law; Buying and Selling Commercial Property and Businesses; Commercial Leases on behalf of Landlords and Tenants; Company Law; Licensing Law; Partnerships; Debt Recovery; Drawing Up of Contracts
We offer advice to elderly clients and their families over a full range of issues including: Wills; Powers of Attorney; Guardianship; Inheritance Planning; Long Term Care Issues; Residential and Nursing Home Fees
Our Gourock office is now closed. All title deeds, wills and other documents previously held at that office are now held at our main office at 3 Ardgowan Square, Greenock PA16 8NW.
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