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 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 Executive Committee and 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 a co-author of A Practical Guide to Charity Law in Scotland. Gavin is a trustee of a number of charities including Live Music Now, of which he is the vice-chairman, and the Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund. He is a member of the board of directors of The Dean Cemetery Trust Limited.