“Ain’t No Way” you shouldn’t have a Will

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin died earlier this year without a Will. Turcan Connell discusses the importance of having a valid Will in place.

The Scottish Government’s Consultation on Scottish Child Law and reformation of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995: Improving experiences of family justice

As part of its 2018/19 Programme, the Scottish Government has issued a consultation paper on the reformation of Scottish Child Law and proposes several amendments to Part 1 of the...

Fighting Back Against Airbnb

A number of Edinburgh short-term lettings on Airbnb have been the subject of enforcement notices by the City Council. Is this the beginning of a longer term trend?

A New Approach to Japanese Knotweed?

The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has ruled that householders can claim for the reduction in value to their property caused by Japanese knotweed, where the plant has...

Turcan Connell Charity Hockey Tournament raised over £8,000 for Down’s Syndrome Scotland

This year’s Turcan Connell Charity Hockey Tournament took place on Friday 31st August. This time raising the amazing amount of £8,181 for its nominated Charity of the Year, Down’s Syndrome...

Business Property Relief and Furnished Holiday Lettings

Business Property Relief (“BPR”) is an attractive tax relief for taxpayers with business interests, offering either 50% or 100% relief from inheritance tax (“IHT”) on the value of the business...

Success for the Turcan Connell Team at the Great North Run

On the 9th September, our Partners Tom Duguid and Peter Littlefield, Senior Associate Scott Hunter, Solicitor Beth Evans and Solicitor David McBurnie took part in the Great North Run half...

Tripping Over a 'Massive' Stone – Liability Issues

The All-Scotland Personal Injury Court has rejected a claim for damages from a woman who tripped over a stone whilst walking at a National Trust property.

Death and Digital Assets

What are Digital Assets? A digital asset is, essentially, anything that is stored in a binary format and comes with a right to use. In general, this means any accounts...

Gift Aid and Scottish Income Tax

Changes have been made to tax rules relating to Gift Aid for donors to charity paying Scottish rates of income tax, although charities themselves will not notice any immediate change....

Life as an Intern 2018 | Our Time at Turcan Connell

Over the past six weeks, our group of eight summer interns have experienced life as a Turcan Connell trainee. Here, they each reflect on their time spent at the firm....

Life as an Intern 2018 | Week 6 at Turcan Connell

As I am approaching the end ofthe internship programme, I can begin to reflect upon my time at Turcan Connell. I am aware that I am the final summer Intern...