Turcan Connell's business law and employment law teams provide specialist advice for entrepreneurs, family businesses and rural employers in Scotland. Our Edinburgh and Glasgow-based lawyers work to fully understand a client's individual circumstances in order to provide clear and tailored solutions.

Legal Services for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses

Employee relationship management is vital for the success of any business, but when employees or indeed shareholders are also family members, these relationships can be particularly sensitive. Recruitment selection, employee dispute resolution and succession planning can all be complicated by familial ties, so it is important that business relationships are defined from the outset.

Turcan Connell's corporate law team provide a range of services specifically tailored to family businesses, with practical legal advice in relation to employment. We advise family businesses in relation to all aspects of employment law including:

  • Terms and conditions of employment;
  • Restrictive covenants;
  • Representation at tribunals; and
  • Remuneration.

Turcan Connell works closely with businesses to ensure that all roles are clearly defined, and that any disputes are swiftly resolved with litigation as an absolute last resort. We work to improve channels within your business for effective employee management.

Employment Law and Litigation

Where the need does arise for litigation, the team has significant expertise and experience in the process and has won several very high profile cases in recent years. We also recognise the need at senior executive level for detailed employment law advice on a range of issues including:

  • Contractual arrangements;
  • Terms and conditions;
  • Restrictive covenants;
  • Severance packages; and
  • Compromise agreements.

We offer a dedicated service which covers all these aspects and provides senior executives with relevant and considered employment law advice for all stages of their careers.