Gavin McEwan, Partner, Head of Charities at Turcan Connell
Partner, Head of Charities
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Area of practice

Gavin is a Partner working principally in the fields of charity law, succession, trusts, tax and asset protection. He is the Head of Turcan Connell's Charities Legal Team, a member of the firm's Charity Unit and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in charity law. He is a member of the Charity Law Reform Committee of the Law Society of Scotland and the Charity Law Association Standing Tax Committee.

Gavin's work in the area of charity law includes the establishment and reorganisation of charities, from Royal Charter bodies and major public trusts to smaller active and grant-making charities. He also advises a number of national institutions, arts bodies and historic houses.

Gavin is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and trained at W & J Burness WS and Turcan Connell. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and became a Partner at Turcan Connell in April 2010. He has a broad interest in opera and the arts. Gavin is General Editor of the Scottish Private Client Law Review and author of the Scottish chapter of Tolley's Charities Manual. He is also Scottish legal adviser to the Which? publications What to do When Someone Dies and The Which? Guide to Wills and Probate. Gavin is a trustee of a number of charities, including Live Music Now Scotland, of which he is the chairman. He is a member of the board of directors of The Dean Cemetery Trust Limited.

Latest posts from Gavin McEwan

Safeguarding issues at Oxfam provide lessons for all charities - 19th June 2019

Gift Aid and Scottish Income Tax - 9th August 2018

How to manage your GDPR data audit - 9th April 2018

Removal of rates relief creates inconsistency in the charity sector | Gavin McEwan in The Herald - 3rd January 2018

Changes challenge Scotland’s charities | Gavin McEwan in The Scotsman - 3rd November 2017