|Industry||Private client legal services|
|Scotland and UK|
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 .
The firm acts exclusively for individuals, families and charities, providing a range of private client services.
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.
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. 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, while Connell had spent his entire career at Dundas & Wilson, qualifying in 1976 and being admitted to the partnership in 1979.
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." 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.
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