Solicitors in Stirlingshire
Stirlingshire is a registration county of Scotland, based in the central Lowlands. The county surrounds the town of Stirling which was formerly the county town. It ceased to be a county in 1975, and today much of the former county of Stirlingshire forms the new county around the city of Stirling. Stirling itself was once the capital of Scotland, and today retains industrial and administrative significance with a population of around 45,000 inhabitants.
Traditionally Stirlingshire has been an agricultural region, encompassing as it does some of the flattest and most productive land in Scotland. Agriculture remains important to the region, and as such solicitors in Stirlingshire offer specialist agricultural law services. Today, the economy of Stirlingshire offers a mixture of retail, financial services and tourism. There is a major redevelopment of the old port, creating a new centre for retail and leisure. Major local employers include Prudential and the local University and hospital. Stirling remains relatively affluent, and is reported to have the highest average earnings in Scotland.
Court services in Stirlingshire
Court services in Stirlingshire are based in the city of Stirling, which is home to both Justice of the Peace and Magistrates Courts seeing both criminal and civil matters.
Profile of solicitors in Stirlingshire
Solicitors in Stirlingshire, unlike their compatriots south of the border, are responsible for estate agency as well as the conveyancing process. As such, almost all of the solicitors in Stirlingshire will offer estate agency. In addition to property services, solicitors in Stirlingshire offer legal advice in the following areas:
- Conveyancing of both residential and commercial conveyancing
- Wills and probate
- Industrial tribunals and employment law
- Small business law and legal advice
- Powers of attorney for the elderly or unwell
- Commercial litigation
- Divorce law, family matters and separations
- Corporate sale and purchase
- Share dealing, tax planning and investments
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