Turcan Connell

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Turcan Connell
Industry Private client legal services
Founded Edinburgh, 1997 (1997)
Founder Robert Turcan
Douglas Connell
Headquarters Tollcross, Edinburgh
Area served
Scotland and UK
Revenue £23.3m (2014/15)
Website www.turcanconnell.com

Turcan Connell is a Scottish legal firm working exclusively with individuals, families and charities. It has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Founded in 1997 from the private client unit of Dundas & Wilson, one of the oldest and largest firms in Scotland. Its 2014/15 turnover was £23.3m. The firm has twenty-three partners and over two hundred staff, offering a full range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax .[1]


The firm acts exclusively for individuals, families and charities, providing a range of private client services.[1]

It is rated by legal directory Legal500 as a first tier firm in Agriculture and Estates, Charities and Not-For-Profit, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Family and Personal Tax, Trusts & Executries. The firm is also ranked as Tier 3 for Employment, Tier 4 for Energy (Excluding Oil and Gas) and Tier 5 for Commercial Litigation. It is described as "'clearly ahead of most others', providing advice that is ‘always within promised timescales’. A particular area of focus was the Scottish referendum; the practice provided guidance to clients on the potential implications of the result." In the Chambers and Partners directory, Agricultural & Rural Affairs, Charities, Family/Matrimonial and Private Client are rated Band 1, and Employment Band 5.[2]


The firm's main office is in the Princes Exchange building on Tollcross, Edinburgh. It also has an office in London and a further office opened in Glasgow in September 2012.[3]


The firm was formed in August 1997 from the private client business of Dundas & Wilson, one of the largest firms in Scotland, which from then on focussed on commercial clients.[4] The founding senior partners were Robert Turcan and Douglas Connell. Turcan had trained at Shepherd and Wedderburn, qualifying in 1972, and was assumed as a partner in Dundas & Wilson in 1973,[5] while Connell had spent his entire career at Dundas & Wilson, qualifying in 1976 and being admitted to the partnership in 1979.[6]

In December 1997, shortly after the firm's creation, the private client unit of rival W&J Burness joined the firm. The firm opened its London office in 2007 to serve an "increasingly international client base."[7] The firm's investment management capability was hived-off in April 2012 to create Turcan Connell Asset Management Limited (now a stand-alone business operating as Tcam Asset Management), and a further office opened in Glasgow in September 2012.[3]


  1. ^ a b "About us". Turcan Connell. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Turcan Connell rankings". Chambers and Partners. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Turcan Connell launches Glasgow base". The Lawyer. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dundas & Wilson confirms hive-off". The Lawyer. 24 June 1997. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Robert Turcan". Legal500. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Douglas Connell". Legal500. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "London launch for Scottish private client specialists". The Lawyer. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2012.