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Partner and head of the charity unit dealing with all aspects of charity law, as well as tax and estate planning (UK and international).
Trained W & J Burness; qualified 1982; seconded Boodle Hatfield 1983-84; partner W&J Burness 1985-97; resident partner Guernsey office 1989-90; partner Turcan Connell 1997 to date; directorships: Macphie of Glenbervie Ltd and chairman of The Edinburgh Academy; chairman of Scottish Episcopal Church Pension Fund Trustees; co-author 'Revenue Law in Scotland' (Butterworths 1987) and of 'Trusts and Estates in Scotland' (Bloomsbury); Scottish editor 'Personal Tax Service' (Butterworths); contributor 'Scottish Older Client Law Service' (Tottel) and Jordans Charities Administration Service; accredited as a specialist in trust law and in charity law by the Law Society of Scotland.
Law Society of Scotland panel on Specialist Accreditation in Trust Law (convenor); Law Society of Scotland panel on Specialist Accreditation in Charity Law; Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association; International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; STEP; Scottish Executive Commission on Reform of Charity Law; past convenor Law Society of Scotland Tax Law Committee; member Law Society of Scotland Charity Law Committee; Court of Directors of Edinburgh Academy.
Edinburgh Academy; Glenalmond; Magdalene College, Cambridge (1978 BA Hons); Edinburgh University (1980 LLB distinction).
Gardening, golf, rugby; member: New Club, Edinburgh.
Private client; Tax - international; Charities and not-for-profit