Gillian Crandles > Turcan Connell > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
Turcan Connell Offices
1 EARL GREY STREET
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Family law team.
Managing Partner and Head of Family Law; specialising in high-net-worth cases, farming cases and cases involving trusts, employee incentive schemes, share options, complex valuations, tax, partnership and corporate issues. Regularly instructed in cross-border and international disputes, nuptial agreements, cohabitation cases and child cases. Keen interest in ADR, experienced interdisciplinary collaborative lawyer, qualified as Family Law Arbitrator under FLAGs rules; Law Society accredited Specialist in Family Law; Law Society accredited Family Law Mediator; dual-qualified in Scotland and England and Wales.
Qualified 2001. Trainee, Dundas & Wilson, Loudons WS, Turcan Connell 1999-2001; solicitor, Turcan Connell 2001-04; senior solicitor, Turcan Connell 2004-07; associate, Turcan Connell 2007-10; partner, Turcan Connell 2010 to date.
Family Law Association; Resolution; Consensus; FLAGs; IAFL
Currie High School, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) IIi; Italian and English Literature; University of Edinburgh, LLB 1998 DIP LP 1999.
Skiing, sailing, running, yoga, family, cooking.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Turcan Connell‘s practice has a strong track record of advising high net worth individuals in divorce proceedings involving complex elements such as the division of shared company assets, child custody and disputes over the date of separation. The team, which is led by managing partner Gillian Crandles, also advises on child abductions, relocations and abuse claims that often span multiple jurisdictions, as well as helping clients to set up prenuptial agreements. Solicitor-advocate Noel Ferry litigated several complex cohabitant claims last year in response to increased demand in this area, and ‘skilled litigator‘ Lindsey Ogilvie was promoted to partner in 2018. Long-serving partner Alasdair Loudon retired in early 2019 after establishing the practice more than 18 years ago.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries