Gillian Crandles, Partner, Head of Divorce and Family Law at Turcan Connell
Partner, Head of Divorce and Family Law
0131 659 8764
0141 441 2111
Area of practice

Gillian heads up Turcan Connell's Divorce and Family Law Team. She is one of Scotland's leading divorce lawyers and is accredited as a specialist in Family Law by The Law Society of Scotland. According to Chambers UK 2017 she “has a very big reputation and it is well deserved”.

Gillian deals mainly with complex, high-net-worth cases and has extensive experience and expertise in cases involving business valuations, partnership issues and farming cases. She handles disputes involving significant claims being brought by cohabitants against their former partners. She has a particular interest in cases with an international element, including disputes regarding children and in respect of jurisdiction for financial claims. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Scotland and in England and Wales, and is increasingly instructed in cases with a cross border element particularly in relation to asset protection and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Gillian is a member of both the Family Law Association in Scotland and Resolution in England – both are organisations committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.  She has a keen interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer, Family Mediator and Arbitrator. She will always try to minimise the emotional fallout which can arise when relationships end, and seeks to resolve disputes without resorting to litigation where possible.  If litigation is required Gillian has a wealth of experience to call upon as required.   

Out of the office Gillian enjoys yoga, sailing, skiing and cooking.

Latest posts from Gillian Crandles

Tini Owens Denied Divorce - 25th July 2018

Custody Access Residence Contact | Gillian Crandles in the Sunday Herald - 28th May 2018

Family law plays catch-up with society | Gillian Crandles in The Scotsman - 3rd November 2017

Breaking up is harder to do… | Gillian Crandles in The Scotsman - 3rd November 2017

Aristocrat appeals English court’s ruling on wife’s maintenance cash | Gillian Crandles in The Herald - 7th July 2017