Solicitors in Midlothian

Midlothian is a county in Scotland, found in the south east of the country. It borders the Scottish Borders to its south, East Lothian and the city of Edinburgh. It has a total population of around 80,000 inhabitants, and is a fairly small county being the 28th largest in population size in Scotland. Key towns in Midlothian include Bonnyrigg, Loanhead, Mayfield, Penicuik and Shawfair. The county town is Dalkeith, which has a population of just over 11,000 inhabitants.

Economy

The economy of Midlothian is vibrant and diverse, reflecting the successful recovery undergone by the region since the decline of its traditional industries like coal mining. Today the area markets itself as a hub for Scotland’s Knowledge Economy, and looks to attract investors in high tech and IT industries, alongside more traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction. The future of Midlothian looks bright, with new investment being sought in a greater range of science and biotechnological industries. Nevertheless, the majority of Midlothian’s employment remains in real estate, health and social work and retail.

Court services in Midlothian

There are no court services in Midlothian. The nearest courts are based in Edinburgh, which offer Justice of the Peace, Sheriff and higher court services for both criminal and civil matters.

Profile of solicitors in Midlothian

As one of the smallest regions in Scotland, there are relatively few solicitors in Midlothian. This is perhaps also a reflection of its proximity to Edinburgh, which houses such a huge variety of legal practices and is only a short journey away. Nevertheless, there are a good few solicitors in Midlothian offering a range of legal services.

The solicitors in Midlothian offer general legal services such as:

  • Estate agency
  • Conveyancing
  • Wills and probate
  • Divorce law and separations
  • Family law
  • Employment law

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