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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:
www.turcanconnell.com
Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

Gillian Crandles

Tel:
Work 0131 228 8111
Email:
Turcan Connell

Work Department

Family law team.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

Family Law Association; Resolution; Consensus; FLAGs; IAFL

Education

Currie High School, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) IIi; Italian and English Literature; University of Edinburgh, LLB 1998 DIP LP 1999.

Leisure

Skiing, sailing, running, yoga, family, cooking.


Scotland: Private client

Family

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. ‘Pragmatic’ Alasdair 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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