On Friday 9th September, we hosted our first NextGen Skills Programme, an event aimed at providing practical skills to those who may ultimately become responsible, or have just become responsible for their family business.

The programme covered a wide range of topics from business law to family law, employment, succession and tax. The programme for the day is shown below:-


Being Streetwise in Business Life: Business Structuring, Contracts, Banking issues

Mike Kane, Partner and Head of Business Law and Jack Gardiner, Business Law Partner


Litigation and Employment Strategies

David Ogilvy, Partner and Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution and Elizabeth Bremner, Associate


A case study presented by Michael Longstaffe, CEO of Smith Anderson, a Fife based family business established in 1859


What Can Go Wrong? Death, Divorce and Tax

Alexander Garden, Partner and Head of Tax & Succession; Gillian Crandles, Partner and Paul Macaulay, Partner


Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Simon Mackintosh, Chairman

The event was a success, with Partner and Head of Business Law, Mike Kane, commenting: “We are delighted how well the event has been received by the attendees. We have provided insightful and informative skills which can be put into practice when taking over the family business."


If you would like to find out more about future NextGen events or to obtain a conference pack, please contact our events team at events@turcanconnell.com or on 0131 228 8111.