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Turcan Connell

Work 0131 228 8111
Fax 0131 228 8118
723300 EDINBURGH-43
Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

Alexander Garden

Work 0131 228 8111
Turcan Connell

Work Department

Tax and Succession, and Charities.


Partner dealing with wills, succession, trusts, asset protection, tax planning (UK and international), and charity law.


Trained Turcan Connell; qualified 1999; solicitor Turcan Connell 1999-2004; associate 2004-06; senior associate 2006-07; partner 2007. Chairman of Chartered Institute of Taxation Scotland Hub Committee. Accredited specialist in trusts law and private client tax law by the Law Society of Scotland. Co-author - 'Trusts and Estates in Scotland' (Bloomsbury Professional).




Edinburgh Academy; Ampleforth College; Aberdeen University (1996 LLB Hons; 1997 DipLP).


Sport generally, especially golf (Luffness New Golf Club).

Scotland: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and executries

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander Garden - Turcan Connell

Within: Personal tax, trusts and executries

Turcan Connell's wide-ranging trust and tax expertise encompasses succession planning and other issues concerning high-net-worth individuals and families. The group, which comprises a number of chartered tax advisers, is particularly noted for inheritance tax planning matters. Recent highlights include offshore structure reorganisations and the establishment of various FICs and FLPs; work that included advice on tax, asset protection and assistance with asset structuring. The tax and succession group is led by the ‘efficient and likableAlexander Garden, whose knowledge of tax and trusts is ‘first-rate’. ‘Shrewd operatorPaul Macaulay stands out for his ‘ability to communicate complex issues clearly’ and assists private clients, family businesses and landowners with capital taxation and estate planning, with a particular focus on inheritance and capital gains tax planning. Alix Storrie is also recommended for her expertise in wills, and the complex issues that arise out of landed estates, including claims for reliefs.

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