Gillian Crandles > Turcan Connell > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Turcan Connell

Work Department

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

Scotland > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Gillian CrandlesTurcan Connell

The family practice at Turcan Connell has particular expertise in divorce and separation agreements for extremely wealthy families. As part of a full-service firm, the team are well-equipped to assess asset division and financial provision for individuals whose financial arrangements are complex and diversified across trusts, company shares, rural and farming businesses, and are distributed across multiple jurisdictions. The firm has acted on a number of child contact and residency cases where one partner is seeking the children’s residence in a non-EU and Hague convention country. Firmwide managing partner Gillian Crandles leads the team, and advises on many of the firm’s most high-value cases, supported by well-regarded associate Jennifer Macdonald. Lindsey Ogilvie, made up to partner in 2018, is a solicitor advocate, while senior associate David Coutts is another name to note; he leads the Glasgow family team and is experienced in complex financial provision cases.