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Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Approved

During their meeting on 15th December, The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which regulates fertility matters in the UK, has endorsed the findings of a scientific review concluding that...
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Housing: Short Assured Tenancies

For a tenancy of a residential property to qualify as a Short Assured Tenancy (SAT) it must be for a period of at least six months and a Form called...
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Christmas Contact

“Christmas!” The very word conjures up cosy images of cheerful times, presents, twinkly lights, and sentiment, and, for the most part, happiness, a time for family to come together, and...
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Child Relocation

In recently published research, the English law firm Pennington Manches LLP, in connection with Thomson Reuters, has ranked Scotland 19th out of 22 jurisdictions for allowing a separated parent to...
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My First Month as a Turcan Connell Trainee

By Jonathan Barron, Trainee Solicitor Taking the first step onto the career ladder is a significant moment for any budding young solicitor, which can often feel like a leap into...
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Turcan Connell Varsity 2016

Turcan Connell was delighted to sponsor this year’s Varsity Sports Tournament hosted by Edinburgh University. Laura Fairgrieve, Vice President of the Edinburgh University Law Society, has written of the success...
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Turcan Connell gets involved with Friends of the Capercaillie

At the end of September I attended an RSPB Scotland Friends of the Capercaillie event at Abernethy National Nature Reserve. Friends of the Capercaillie is a group run by RSPB...
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Recent controversy over crofting law

Three cases about grazings committees have hit the headlines in the crofting world recently. In each case, the Grazings Committee was removed from office by the Crofting Commission Convenor, Colin...
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Do I need a will?

I don’t need a Will because I’m young. It’s not important. I’m not married. I don’t have children. Everything will go to my family anyway. Is this you? Well it...
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After Death – Debunking the Rumours

The austere lawyer settles himself at the head of the dining room table. The curtains are drawn as a mark of respect to the dear departed lady of the manor....
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Family Law: The Jolie-Pitt Divorce

Breaking celebrity news today is that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her long-term partner, and husband of two years, Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. The Jolie-Pitt divorce raises...
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Fundraising for The Yard

The weekend of the 16th September saw the firm participate in two hugely successful fundraising events to raise money for The Yard. On the Friday evening, Turcan Connell hosted a...