Solicitors in Inverness-shire

Inverness-shire is a historical county of Scotland, which was abolished in 1975 when the county area was divided between the two-tier Highland region and the Western Isles. In 1996, the eight divisions of the county were remerged as the council area known as Highlands. The main town in the region is the new city of Inverness, formed by letter patent which were sealed in 2001. In 2007, the region was further divided into three corporate management areas, with one covering Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.


With the total population of the entire Highland region at just over 220,000, the importance of Inverness to the local economy, with its population of over 50,000, is hard to understate. Many of the traditional industries have now gone, but forestry, agriculture and fisheries still play a vital role to the local economy. Inverness-shire also boasts a good proportion of high tech industries, including several companies linked to pharmaceuticals.

Court services in Inverness-shire

Both Inverness and Dingwall have Justice of the Peace and Sheriff’s Courts dealing with criminal and civil matters from across the Inverness-shire region. More serious matters would be referred to higher courts in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Profile of solicitors in Inverness-shire

Inverness-shire and the Highland region is deeply rural. With population density low and considerable distances between even the smallest towns and villages, legal services are concentrated in the main towns. There are solicitors in Inverness-shire based in Fort William and Spean Bridge; however, the vast majority of solicitors in Inverness-shire are based in Inverness.

Of the solicitors in Inverness-shire, many are small practices dealing with matters such as:

  • Estate agency and conveyancing
  • Wills, trusts and probate
  • Divorce and family law matters
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law

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