Smith & Valentine Solicitors

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Our firm can assist you in all property related matters including:

  • residential and commercial purchases and sales
  • remortgages
  • transfers of title
  • leases and security work
  • co-habitation issues

We act for clients throughout Scotland, not just South West Scotland, and whilst our particular expertise lies in rural property we are equally conversant in urban property transactions.


Our Solicitors are experienced in all aspects of Will preparation, succession planning and asset protection. We also advise on incapacity issues.


Our firm holds an Incidental Financial Business Licence and advises on all aspects of taxation including strategic Tax planning and Capital Gains Tax. 


We act for a significant number of Registered Charities and have expertise in dealing with the compliance issues of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 in addition to dealing with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. We have experience of constituting companies limited by guarantee and have been involved in several large projects involving Lottery and other matched funding.


Whilst we do not carry out any litigation, we offer advice on all aspects of non-contentious matrimonial matters such as Separation Agreements. We have developed strong links with a number of firms who have specialist expertise in litigation for circumstances where litigation is unavoidable and personal introductions can be effected.


We have a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of rural issues. We have a significant farming client base and have expertise in purchase and sale of agricultural property, forestry and salmon fishings. We providing advice on Partnership, employment issues, leasing and tenancies, Business exit strategy, mineral rights and their exploitation, wind farms, telecommunication masts, steading developments and planning (Section 75) agreements.