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Views sought on modernisation of crofting law

A Scottish Government consultation seeks opinions on potential new legislation to reform crofting law. Modern crofting law has been variously described as complex, obscure and difficult to implement. The aim,...
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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 28th April 2016, with parts of the 2016 Act coming into force on 28th December 2016. Although the primary...
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Turcan Connell announces its new Charity of the year, CCLASP

Turcan Connell announces their new Charity of the Year, CCLASP. Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP) help children and teenagers suffering from cancer or leukaemia...
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Granting a Power of Attorney

Granting a power of attorney (PoA) has become another item on clients’ ‘must do’ list along with putting in place or regularly reviewing the provisions of a Will or asset...
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HMRC Information Powers – Common Reporting Standards

You may have received a letter from us in relation to HMRC’s information powers. From 2016, HM Revenue & Customs are getting an unprecedented amount of information about taxpayer’s overseas...
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What are the benefits of Voluntary Registration?

Registers of Scotland (the holders of both the Sasine Register and the Land Register) has embarked on a campaign promoting Voluntary Registration which is particularly aimed at owners of rural...
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What is Voluntary Registration?

Titles to land in Scotland are registered either on the “Sasine Register” or the “Land Register”. The “Sasine Register” is the oldest property register in the world and is a...
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Voluntary Registration - How can Turcan Connell help?

Building on their experience of dealing with complex rural and estate titles, Turcan Connell has set up a dedicated Land Registration Unit to deal with Voluntary Registration applications. The Land...
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Are you 'up to code'?

In the past few weeks, two important Codes within the Third Sector have been updated: the Charity Governance Code and the Code of Fundraising Practice. Both Codes have gone through...
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Summer Interns - Our time at Turcan Connell

By Our 2017 Summer Interns Over the past six weeks the summer interns have met up most lunchtimes; using the time as an opportunity to share our experiences of life...
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Life as an Intern: Land and Property (Week 6)

So here it is, the final week. In some ways the past five weeks have flown by and yet we have only been here for just over a month. I...