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Our response to the 2016 Scottish Budget

Today in the Scottish Parliament, Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, announced the Scottish Budget for the coming year. There were no real surprises and no significant changes, however, for the first...
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Lack of ABSs not good for our firms: Simon Mackintosh in The Herald

This article originally appeared in The Herald on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Scottish law firms are at a disadvantage to those operating south of the Border because they still cannot...
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The Future of Forestry in Scotland: Adam Gillingham in Scottish Forestry Magazine

Turcan Connell was pleased to jointly sponsor and contribute, along with Confor, to last month’s Scotsman Conferences’ Seminar held to coincide with the coming to an end of the consultation...
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Rural Sector Facing Big Questions After Decision: Ryan Bowie in The Scotsman

This article originally appeared in The Scotsman on Monday 27th November 2016. The thoughts of the Agriculture and Rural sectors are turning to potential changes in the wake of Brexit....
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Our Tax response to the UK 2016 Autumn Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. The first observation from the new Chancellor’s speech was that this would be the final Autumn...
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Scotsman Forestry Conference: Seeds for a growth industry

The £1 billion forestry and timber industry is hugely important to Scotland’s rural economy – and modernising and simplifying the way it is run can make it even more successful,...
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EU directives offer direction – except when they don’t: David Ogilvy in The Scotsman

The answer to the question “Is the UK better in or out of the European Union?” is a political, social and/or economic one and not strictly within the domain of...
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Changes to Scots law make a Will more vital: Hannah Starritt in The Scotsman

Brexit should not impact much on laws governing succession, writes Hannah Starritt. On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The aftermath has been characterised...
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Governance failings and care of pupils: Gavin McEwan in The Herald Independent Schools feature

This article originally appeared in The Herald's Independent Schools magazine on Friday 2nd September 2016. How well do school governors monitor the education and care of pupils in attendance at...
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Food for thought on tenant farming: Grierson Dunlop in the Press & Journal

The new Land Reform (Scotland) Act is taking root and as Ministers and civil servants grapple with the nuts and bolts of the legislation, many eyes will be focused on...
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Experts will spot pitfalls in time: Gillian Crandles in The Sunday Herald

Gillian Crandles, a partner at Turcan Connell in Glasgow is a collaborative lawyer with experience of dealing with high value business protection and exposure to marital breakdown claims. “The sort...
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Trust your own judgement on reserves: Gavin McEwan in Third Sector Magazine

Having none or too many are both bad, but trustees must give serious thought to how much their charity should keep back, writes the partner at Turcan Connell
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