Solicitors in Forfarshire

Forfarshire was a county of Scotland from the eighteenth century until 1928, prior to and after these dates it has been variously referred to by its ancient name of Angus. In 1996 county borders were redrawn as part of the abolition of the two-tier political system, and Angus today reflects the old borders of Forfarshire minus the City of Dundee.


The economy of the region is strong and diverse. Farming and agriculture play a vital role, with fishing in particular having had an important place for centuries. The region of Angus is famed for its beef, Arbroath for its smoked haddock and Forfar for its Bridie, a type of pastry snack. In addition to food, the region has a large distillery at Carnoustie. Forfarshire is also strong in construction, and enjoys revenue from the oil and gas industries based in nearby Aberdeenshire. As with many parts of Scotland, the regions beautiful and rugged landscape lends itself well to golf, with the Championship course at Carnoustie the main attraction.

Court services in Forfarshire

There are both Justice of the Peace and Sheriffs Courts in Arbroath and Forfar, dealing with both civil and criminal matters from around the region of Forfarshire.

Profile of solicitors in Forfarshire

The solicitors in Forfarshire are to be found in the main towns of Arbroath, Forfar, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir and Brechin. Most of the towns have one or two small practices reflecting the size f the towns and local demand. That said, many of the solicitors in Forfarshire do offer a full range of services for businesses and individuals including:

  • Estate agency
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing
  • Commercial litigation
  • Wills and probate
  • Trusts and tax planning
  • Divorce law, separations and family matters

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