Kevin Frederick MacPherson
Solicitor & Notary Public
the work of an Island solicitor is a
way of life not nine to five
'faber est quisque fortunae saue'
kfmLAW is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and a member of HM Connect
Welcome to my first newsletter.
Here are some news snippets that I hope may be of interest.
kfmLAW has now been trading for over a year. It has been a busy and enjoyable first year. I would like to thank everyone who has supported, encouraged, recommended, instructed, googled, tweeted and liked me! It is greatly appreciated.
The Land Registration Act etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 will come into force on 8 December 2014. This represents the biggest change in the conveyance process in a generation. It will impact on how all solicitors and the Registers of Scotland operate in the future. I have just attended my fourth seminar on the new system and believe kfmLAW is ready for the change.
From next year the Law Society of Scotland’s Smartcard will enable a secure digital signature to be created for all legal docuemnts. I have been one of the first solicitors to collect their card. This means I shall be ready to implement this change which will streamline many legal transactions in the future.
It has been an extremely busy year helping elderly clients and their families prepare Powers of Attorney. I cannot stress enough the importance of taking this precaution no matter your age or circumstances. As a proud member of Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Friendly Community kfmLAW is well placed to assist the elderly client.
I am pleased to confirm that I have been asked by Marie Curie to participate in their Free Will Scheme once again. The offer runs from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015 and is available for those aged 55 or over. It was well received by clients last year and represents a good way of reminding everyone of the importance of making a will. For more information please telephone Emily Buchanan on 0131 561 3951 or email email@example.com.
A new drink driving limit is being introduced in Scotland on 5 December 2014. The blood alcohol limit is being cut from 80mg to 50 mg in every 100 ml of blood. This could mean that one glass of wine or pint of lager may put you over the legal limit to drive. If you are going out over the festive period please leave the car at home and be careful of the morning after.