Quirks of Scottish wind energy developments

When it comes to wind energy developments there is no one-size-fits-all legal template. Turcan Connell were the legal advisers to some of the first landowners involved in onshore wind farms...

Few rights when it all goes wrong

A recent survey suggests that only one in four couples moving in together plan to marry in the future. Yet another indicates that three in 10 people believe that couples...

Scotland Family Business of the Year Award

Turcan Connell, sponsor of the Scotland Family Business of the Year award 2014, is delighted to announce that the shortlists for the award have been determined. With over 178,000 family...

Power of Attorney - start the conversation

Having a Power of Attorney can be just as important, if not more important, than having a Will. However, far more people have Wills than Powers of Attorney. Accidents happen...

Court of Session rejects Windfarm Objector's Appeal

The Court of Session has rejected an appeal by a windfarm objector, highlighting the difficulties for objectors in thwarting such developments. A local review body of Scottish Borders Council had...

Beware the Fit and Proper Person test

Charity trustees and managers should be alive to the updated HMRC provisions and guard against any challenge to the charity's entitlement to valuable charity tax reliefs. In 2010, HM Revenue...