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Turcan Connell


Turcan Connell - Edinburgh
  • Princes Exchange
  • 1 Earl Grey Street
  • Edinburgh
  • City of Edinburgh
  • UK
  • EH3 9EE
  • Senior Partner   Douglas Connell
  • Managing Partner Ian Clark
  • Number of partners 21
  • Assistant solicitors 69
  • Other fee earners 66

THE FIRM The Turcan Connell Group 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, tax and wealth management advice. The firm’s success is due to Turcan Connell’s continued focus on meeting the needs of individuals, families, charities and family businesses.

Trust & Tax:
With 12 tax and succession partners and 21 other tax and succession lawyers, Turcan Connell Group’s breadth and depth of experience create clear blue water between it and other firms. The firm has over 12,000 clients and administers some 2,500 trusts. It acts for a wide range of clients including families with inherited assets, entrepreneurs, senior executives and owners of family businesses.
Family Office: Turcan Connell Family Office is the group’s flagship wealth management service, which combines tax and succession advice, financial planning and investment management services.
Land & Property: The Land and Property Team is the largest rural property team in Scotland. It has 22 lawyers dealing exclusively in property work. The team’s expertise in Scottish agricultural and property law has resulted in the continuing transfer of major land owning clients from other law firms. Clients include the owners of country estates, historic houses, national institutions and land owning charities. The team handles large estate transactions, development land sales, agricultural law and crafting community transactions. It has particular expertise in renewable energy, rural planning, environmental law and in all aspects of land reform.
Charities: Turcan Connell’s Charity Group is one of the largest in the UK. It advises more than 300 charities, from national institutions and heritage charities to grant-giving trusts and private foundations. As well as acting for large charities, the firm helps small charities through Turcan Connell Charity Office, an administration service designed to help grant-making foundations reduce their overhead costs.
Family Law: The team is now widely recognised as the leading Family Law Practice in Scotland for high net worth divorce cases. With partner level expertise in Scottish and English law, it acts in many crossjurisdictional divorces and specialises in collaborative law and divorces involving business valuations and share schemes.
Employment: The Employment Law Practice provides employment advice and representation to private clients, charities and rural employers. The team has represented many of Scotland’s most senior business figures.
Family Business: The family business team is an interdisciplinary team of professionals drawn from across the Turcan Connell Group, each of whom has significant experience in advising family members and their business interests as well as the family business. They take a proactive approach to their clients’ businesses, identifying appropriate legal solutions to manage risk at an early stage.
Asset Management: The group’s investment management and financial planning services are provided by Turcan Connell Asset Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary company which offers a consolidated wealth management service to private clients. The Investment Team manages approximately £850 million of clients’ funds and the Financial Planning Team provides wealth structuring, pensions and life assurance advice.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax & Trusts 30%
  • Agriculture & Estates 24%
  • Pensions & Investment 24%
  • Charity 12%
  • Family Law, Employment & Litigation 10%
  • Agriculture & Estates Jonathan Robertson, Adam Gillingham, Grierson Dunlop
  • Business Law Mike Kane
  • Charities Simon Mackintosh, Gavin McEwan
  • Family Alasdair Loudon, Gillian Crandles
  • Heritage Property Douglas Connell
  • Litigation/Employment David Ogilvy
  • Private Client/Trusts Douglas Connell, Simon Mackintosh, Robin Fulton, Tom Duguid
  • Tax Ian Clark, Heather Thompson, Turcan Connell
  • Asset Management Alex Montgomery


  • Sutherland House,
  • 149 St Vincent Street,
  • Glasgow,
  • Glasgow City
  • UK
  • G2 5NW
  • Tel 0141 441 2111
  • 12 Stanhope Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • W1K 1AW
  • Tel 0207 491 8811