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Turcan Connell

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Chairman: Alexander Garden
Managing Partner: Gillian Crandles
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Turcan Connell is one of the UK’s premier private client firms with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. It commands a unique position in UK professional services by providing clients with an integrated range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax services. The firm’s success is due to Turcan Connell’s continued focus on meeting the needs of individuals, families, charities, entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Main Areas Of Practice:
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Art & Cultural Property Law
Corporate & Commercial
Dispute Resolution
Employment Law
Entrepreneurs & Family Businesses
Private Client
Property Litigation
Rural Businesses
Tax & Succession
Tax Planning & Compliance

Tax & Succession:
Department Head:
Alix Storrie
11 partners, 23 fee earners, 11 Tax Compliance fee earners and 3 Trusts fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ The firm’s tax and succession practice provides expert advice on all aspects of this work, including: estate and succession planning; wills, powers of attorney and capacity, the setting up, operation, variation and termination of trusts; digital and cultural assets; arts and heritage; family partnerships; and contentious wills and trusts
■ The tax compliance team assists clients with a wide range of tax services including: self-assessment tax returns; inheritance tax, capital gains tax and LBTT planning and compliance; and tax-efficient giving to charities

Land & Property:
Department Head:
Jon Robertson
6 partners and 23 fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ As well as handling the purchase, sale and leasing of property, the land and property team advises on all the legal aspects of managing rural property. This includes agricultural finance, mineral exploitation, agricultural subsidies, farming partnerships and tenancies
■ Advises on the commercial development of rural property through activities such as renewables, forestry, fish and shellfish farming and the realisation and sale of development land

Department Head:
Gavin McEwan
8 partners and 6 fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ The team is known for leading the development of charity law in Scotland
■ Extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector and provide specialist advice on a range of areas including the creation and merger of charities, variation of purposes, trustees’ powers and duties, employment, and relationships with regulatory bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Companies House and other arms of Government, as well as charity law taxation and disputes including contentious probate issues

Family Law:
Department Head:
Gillian Crandles
3 partners and 6 fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ Established as one of the leading divorce and family law practices in Scotland
■ Handles all aspects of separation, divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation and issues arising from relationship breakdown, whether of a financial nature or concerning the care of children
■ Regularly advising on cross-border issues and pre and postnuptial contracts

Employment & Dispute Resolution:
Department Head:
David Ogilvy
1 partner and 2 fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ Advises on all aspects of employment law in Scotland including constructive dismissal, restrictive covenants, TUPE regulations, redundancy, tax advice and employment law advice for charities, entrepreneurs, family businesses and rural employers

Entrepreneurs & Family Businesses:
Department Head:
Mike Kane
4 partners, 6 fee earners and 2 company secretaries based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ An interdisciplinary team of professionals drawn from across Turcan Connell, each of whom has significant experience in advising family members and their business interests as well as the family business
■ Provides services to the business including commercial contracts and property, joint ventures, company secretarial offering and transactions
■ For the family, the team assists with the establishment and maintenance of trusts, succession planning, family constitutions or charters, and shareholders agreements. Advice is given on succession planning, personal tax and tax planning, and philanthropy

Department Head:
Jon Robertson
6 partners and 11 fee earners based in Edinburgh and Glasgow
■ Having been involved in the industry from the outset — advising on the one of the first onshore windfarms in Scotland, Dun Law — the firm has considerable experience in all aspects of renewable energy developments including windfarms, hydro power and biomass
■ Turcan Connell has a major landowner client base in Scotland which has taken the firm into every facet of onshore energy work over a considerable period of time and the team has turned their knowledge from acting for landowners into representing developers, funders and investors in the industry