D M MacKinnon Solicitors

Solicitors & Notaries Oban, Argyll, Scotland
01631 563014

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Services

Criminal Defence

Finding yourself facing a criminal charge can be a frightening and confusing experience. Our experienced court solicitors Duncan Durbin and Laura McManus are on hand to answer your questions and offer expert advice at every stage of the process. If you have received a court citation, or even if you have simply been spoken to by the police, we can help. We deal with all types of criminal case from road traffic and breach of the peace cases in the Justice of the Peace Court, to more serious offences before the Sheriff and Jury and even the High Court. Our solicitors also travel regularly to courts outwith the Argyll area so please contact us even if your court appearance is further afield. You may be entitled to Legal Aid and we will explore this with you. Contact us right away and let us help you understand your rights.

Family Law

We understand that you may need advice and representation as your family circumstances change. Our experienced court solicitors Duncan Durbin and Laura McManus offer advice on separation, divorce and contact between children and their parents/guardians. We also deal with Children’s Panel cases including those which are referred to the Sheriff Court for proof. Our solicitors also travel regularly to courts outwith the Argyll area so please contact us even if your court appearance is further afield. You may be entitled to Legal Aid and we will explore this with you. Contact us right away and let us help you understand your rights.

Personal Injury

If you have suffered an injury, and you feel that it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. We are members of the Compensate referral network and would be pleased to meet with you and discuss whether your case might be suitabel for referral. Perhaps you have been injured in a fall, a road traffic incident or as a result of medical treatment. Whatever the circumstances, we will be happy to discuss your case with you and advise you as to whether a personal injury claim might be successful. Please note that strict time limits apply to these claims, so do not delay. Contact us right away.

Employment

Our dedicated Employment team has extensive experience advising both employers and employees.  We advise on all aspects of employment law including disciplinary and grievance  procedures, policies and contracts of employment, discrimination, structuring severance agreements and compromise agreements, TUPE, restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations, and all other aspects of day to day employment law.  Our Employment team has also successfully represented clients in the Employment Tribunal and often designs and delivers training to employer clients. 

Conveyancing

D M MacKinnon has a wealth of experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing, which in Argyll encompasses acting for clients in the buying and selling of a broad range of properties from unserviced plots to castles, flats to farms.

We are accustomed to dealing with and advising on all aspects of rural conveyancing e.g. servitude rights for services and access, title conditions and planning requirements.

The firms acts for a number of commercial property clients providing legal advice relating to a number of residential development projects in Argyll.

Renewables

Renewable energy is the new growth area for rural landowners.  For the last 10 years D M MacKinnon have been actively involved in advising landowning clients in relation to such projects.

In particular, we have provided advice and acted in the re-structuring of landownership by landowners to maximise the financial returns and to minimise the risk to such schemes to private individuals.

We have be involved in the drawing up and completetion of option agreements and leases with renewable energy developers for both onshore windfarms and hydro electric projects in Argyll.

Debt Recovery

Whether you are owed money as an individual or to your business, we understand that recovering your outstanding debt is important to you, and we can help. In many cases a simple letter from us is all it takes to encourage a debtor to pay a forgotten invoice. In other cases you may wish to instruct us to sue your debtor by raising an action for payment in Court here in Oban or elsewhere. We understand that whatever action is taken to recover your debt, it should be cost effective. Contact us today to discuss your options as a creditor.

Other services we provide

  • Residential & Commercial Tenancies
  • Crofting
  • Private Client (Wills, Trust and Executries)
  • Adults with Incapacity (Powers of Attorney and Guardianship)
 

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