Ask a Scots Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland with 35 years of experience in private practice and I hope that I can help you with your question today. Let me have a quick look at your question and I will either give you an initial answer or ask you for further information. I aim to respond as quickly as I can but sometimes I may want to take a little time to consider your question so as to give you the best possible answer.
Unless both clients are close family members or established clients of the firm and in other very limited exceptions, a solicitors’ firm can’t act for both parties. Both parties have to be separately represented. The AML would typically be done by the auctioneer at or about the time you put in your bid. Your own solicitor should be able to sort this out for you surely?