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Turcan Connell

PRINCES EXCHANGE, 1 EARL GREY STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 9EE, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 8111
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 8118
DX:
723300 EDINBURGH-43
Email:
Web:
https://www.turcanconnell.com
Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

Alasdair John Loudon

Tel:
Work 0131 228 8111
Email:
Web:
www.turcanconnell.com
Turcan Connell

Work Department

Family Law Team

Position

Partner specialising in family law, particularly the negotiation of financial settlements. Acknowledged as one of Scotland’s leading family law practitioners, Alasdair is well known for his expertise in negotiating separation agreements for high-net-worth individuals. He has extensive experience of dealing with complex financial issues, including business valuations, share-option schemes and pension schemes. Alasdair is also frequently instructed in the preparation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Career

Apprenticed Tods, Murray & Jamieson; qualified 1980; assistant at Warner & Co 1980-82, then partner 1982-92; founded Loudons WS 1992; joined Turcan Connell as partner in 2001 and established the firm’s family law practice; accredited as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Scotland.

Member

Edinburgh Bar Association (past president); Family Law Association; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; WS Society; former member of Sheriff Court Rules Council for Scotland; Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Education

The Edinburgh Academy; University of Dundee (1978 LLB).

Leisure

Golf (Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield), Bruntsfield Links, Luffness New and Royal Wimbledon Golf Clubs).


Scotland: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Alasdair Loudon - Turcan Connell

Within: Family

Turcan Connell’s ‘extremely strong group’ has a particular focus on complex work for high-net-worth individuals and negotiations of financial settlements that avoid litigation. The firm’s broader practice adds value to the family law team in terms of business valuations, pension sharing, tax and trusts. In addition to divorce mandates, the firm also handles cohabitation issues, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child law cases (including international relocation), adoption and surrogacy. Dual qualified in Scots and English law, practice head Gillian Crandles is ‘in the very top category of family lawyers in Scotland’. She has ‘an excellent manner with clients’ and acts for a wide variety of Scottish professional individuals facing matrimonial and cohabitation issues. ‘PragmaticAlasdair Loudon has notable expertise in international divorces. Lindsey Ogilvie, who was promoted to partner in April 2018, is the firm’s child specialist, but is also recommended for her work on complex financial issues. Senior solicitor Zaynab Al Nasser, whose attention to detail is ‘second to none’, is another key contact.

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