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New Planning on Hill Tracks

Historically, new forestry and agricultural tracks could be built or upgraded under permitted development rights. However, the Minister for Local Government and Planning recently announced that new planning controls will...
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Turcan Connell 17th Birthday

Turcan Connell celebrated its 17th birthday yesterday. The party was attended by staff from across the firm and the honours of cutting the cake were performed by the senior partner,...
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The importance of jurisdiction

Rarely a month goes by without another news story of a parent who has lost custody of their child or been subject to unfair divorce proceedings in a foreign country....
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Is your Power of Attorney valid?

At Turcan Connell we encourage all our clients, no matter what age, to have Powers of Attorney to ensure that their financial and welfare affairs are safeguarded and promoted in...
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Life as an intern what next

By Rebecca Little, Moyra Diaz Limaco, Hilary Sharkey and Lauren McDonach Our last day arrived culminating six great weeks at Turcan Connell. We've developed our legal and office skills, expanded...
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Validity of continuing powers of attorney

Updated 18/09/2014 The Office of the Public Guardian today issued the following statement on its website:- "Further to the opinion expressed by Sheriff Baird, which cast doubt on the validity...
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Lest we forget - a timely reminder

The Government is continuing its comprehensive review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) by issuing its second consultation this year. Rather than seeking to increase revenue, this consultation seeks to extend the...