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Private Client Solicitors Paisley

Our Private Client Solicitors offer a personalized approach to managing your personal legal affairs. With specialized expertise, compassionate client service, and a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, we’re dedicated to ensuring your peace of mind.

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Paisley's Leading Private Client Solicitors

As the best choice for Private Client Matters in Paisley, Macfarlane Young & Co is dedicated to providing expert legal guidance and support for a range of personal legal affairs. Our team of experienced Private Client Solicitors offers a tailored and compassionate approach to managing your legal matters with the utmost professionalism and care. Whether you require assistance with drafting a will, managing a trust, or resolving complex estate disputes, we are here to help.

We understand that personal legal matters can be complex and sensitive, which is why we offer a personalized approach to meet your specific needs. Our team is committed to protecting your interests and ensuring your peace of mind, with a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We take pride in our professionalism, integrity, and excellence in all that we do. Choose us as your trusted advisors for your most sensitive legal issues, and experience the difference of our tailored and compassionate service. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your Private Client Matters.

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Our Private Client Services

Our private client services are designed to provide personalized legal guidance to individuals and families. Whether you need assistance with estate planning, drafting wills and trusts, or managing the affairs of a vulnerable adult, our experienced legal team is here to help.

We understand that every client has unique needs, and we take the time to listen to our clients and tailor our services to meet their specific goals. With our team of knowledgeable lawyers and support staff, you can have peace of mind knowing that your legal affairs are in capable hands.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you plan for the future.


At MacFarlane Young, we understand that preparing a Will can be a daunting task, but it’s crucial for safeguarding your family’s future. A well-drafted Will ensures that your Estate and property are distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. Our experienced Private Client Team is here to provide you with expert assistance in Estate Planning, including preparing your Will.

Without a Will, your property may be distributed according to the Intestacy Rules laid down by the Scots Law of Succession. This could result in your assets being divided in a way that doesn’t align with your wishes. Moreover, dying without a Will can lead to disputes among your loved ones, as well as increased costs of winding up your estate.

With our team’s guidance, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Will is valid, comprehensive, and fully reflects your wishes. Our aim is to implement your instructions promptly and within your budget. So, whether you’re looking to draft a new Will or update an existing one, our experts are here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for a secure future for you and your family.

Powers of attorney

At MacFarlane Young, we understand that planning for the unexpected is crucial for safeguarding your family’s financial and welfare interests. A Power of Attorney is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you become incapable of making them yourself.

Unlike a Guardianship, a Power of Attorney provides you with the flexibility to choose who will act on your behalf. In Scotland, a Power of Attorney must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, who oversees the process.

It’s important to appoint someone who you trust and who understands your preferences. Without a Power of Attorney in place, your loved ones may need to apply for an Intervention Order or a Guardianship Order in order to take care of your financial and welfare affairs. This can be a complicated, cumbersome, and expensive process.

Our Private Client Team has extensive experience in assisting clients with Powers of Attorney. We will help you draft a legally sound document and ensure that your interests are protected. With our team’s guidance, you can have peace of mind knowing that your financial and welfare affairs are in good hands. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and start planning for a secure future for you and your loved ones.


At MacFarlane Young, we understand that caring for a loved one who has lost capacity to act and make decisions can be a daunting task. In such situations, applying to become a Guardian may be necessary to ensure that your loved one’s interests are protected. However, applying to the Court to be granted legal authority to make decisions and act on someone’s behalf is a serious decision that requires careful consideration.

Guardianships must be specific in terms of what powers can be obtained, which can include managing financial affairs, selling property, and making decisions about long-term care and health. If a Guardianship is granted, ongoing obligations must be fulfilled by the Guardian, such as lodging accounts with the Office of the Public Guardian on an annual basis.

At MacFarlane Young, our experienced Private Client Team can guide you through the process of applying for a Guardianship and help you understand the legal implications involved. We will assist you in drafting clear and specific documents that are necessary for a successful granting of the Orders.

Our team can also provide ongoing support throughout the Guardianship process, ensuring that all obligations are fulfilled in a timely and efficient manner. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and take the necessary steps to protect your loved one’s interests.

Winding up an Estate or Executries

An Executry, also known as Probate in England, is the legal process of winding up someone’s Estate after they have passed away. At MacFarlane Young, we understand that this process can be complex and emotionally challenging for those who are grieving. That’s why we offer practical guidance and support to help you navigate through this difficult time.

Our Private Client Team will collaborate with you to obtain all the necessary information and work closely with you to ensure that the Estate is wound up in the most efficient way possible while complying with any terms of the Will. If there is no Will, we can guide you through the Intestacy process, which is governed by the Scots Law Succession.

We understand that the process of winding up an Estate can take a considerable amount of time, usually a minimum of six months, but possibly longer. However, we strive to complete the process as quickly as possible while maintaining our commitment to providing personal and compassionate assistance.

Our Firm has extensive experience in this area, and we are well-equipped to help guide you through the complexities of an Executry. For more information, please contact our Private Client Team at 0141 889 3257 or email us. Let us support you through this challenging time.

Probate Research

Probate research is a crucial process in the legal world that involves tracing family members or beneficiaries of an estate in order to distribute assets and property. At MacFarlane Young, our Private Client Team has a wealth of experience in probate research and can assist you in identifying missing or unknown heirs, locating beneficiaries and tracing family trees.

We understand that the process of probate research can be complex and time-consuming, which is why we offer practical guidance and support to ensure that everything is handled efficiently and effectively. Our team will work closely with you to identify all potential heirs and beneficiaries and gather all necessary information to ensure that the estate is distributed correctly.

We understand the importance of communication during the probate research process and will keep you informed every step of the way. Our aim is to make the process as stress-free as possible, and we are always on hand to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

At MacFarlane Young, we take pride in our personal approach to probate research, and we are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. For more information or to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on 0141 889 3257 or by email.

Ross Fullhart

Recently bought a house with the aid of Macfarlane young (specifically with lawyer Gary Burgess) to say it was a smooth process would be an understatement. This was due to Gary's efficiency and diligence. He was so thorough and communicative it made the process as easy as possible and we felt in very competent hands. What more could we ask for!? Most certainly we will be dealing with Gary and the firm for any future legal assistance.
Ross & Christina

Ailish Sheridan

In our experience, MacFarlane Young Ltd have proven to be a responsive, competent, professional and approachable organisation. Our solicitor, Valerie, has dealt with any situation in a most timely and efficient fashion. Valerie has acted on our behalf on a number of occasions and without doubt, is our first point of contact for legal representation on matters relating to house conveyancing. We are confident that she will provide an excellent level of service.

Gill Craig

Valerie at MacFarlane has acted on my behalf recently for both a business purchase and a business sale and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Prompt, professional and efficient service throughout from all the team.

Jennifer Greer

I have used MacFarlane Young both for the sale of my previous home, the purchase of my new one as well as the legal work for a business premise. I had an excellent and personal experience on all occasions and found the whole team really approachable and thorough. They kept everything on track and informed me at each stage.

Alan Caldicott

Great service provided by the team. Always friendly and keep you up To date on everything this is going on. Keep up the good work.

Norrie S

Over the years I’ve used the services of MacFarlane Young (specifically Valerie) on a number of occasions. Always found them to be professional, respectful and efficient.

Lee-anne G

Very professional and efficient service. Thank you very much for helping me and my family with varying stuff over the past few years. Greatly appreciate the smooth process and speed of how everything was handled.

Ellen Jensen

I have just used MacFarlane Young for my conveyancing work and both Valerie and Caroline were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend using them

Mike Bruce

Valarie O’Neil and staff acted on my behalf with sale and purchase of my in-laws house. At the same time I was using a solicitor recommended by our estate agents for the sale of our own house. The difference was night and day. Val was quick to reply and deal with issues as they arose and was highly competent in dealing with other solicitors. The bigger solicitors recommended by my estate agents did not come close to Mcfarlane and O’Neil.

Some of the negative comments on here are not reflective of the experiance I had in the slightest. Many thanks Val

Jo Gatley

Excellent practice. I would have no hesitation in recomending this firm for its services.

Abrar Ahmad

Very good dealing and service and always had quick response whenever contacted for advice.

Alan Gilmour

Excellent service, Thanks

Alan Gilmour

Excellent service, Thanks

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What Our Clients Say

At MacFarlane Young & Co, we take pride in providing our clients with exceptional service, and our many 5-star reviews speak for themselves. Our team is dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients, and we are thrilled to have received such positive feedback.

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