Tom advises UK and international private clients and trustees on tax and succession planning, trust law, asset protection and charity law. He is dual qualified in Scots and English law. In the field of tax and succession planning, Tom has a particular focus on the drafting of wills, trusts and the use of companies, partnerships and other wealth planning structures. He advises business owners on planning for disposals and tax efficient restructuring. Tom provides advice to a broad range of charities and national institutions. He also advises on the sale, purchase and loan of art together with UK heritage issues.
Tom joined Turcan Connell in 2002 after studying law at the University of Edinburgh. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004. He was appointed as a partner in 2012. Tom is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Scotland. He won a STEP President's Prize in 2010 and was named one of Private Client Practitioner's UK Top 35 Under 35 2013. He is an editor of the Scottish Private Client Law Review and a member of the association of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.
Chambers & Partners' High Net Worth Report, 2019, refers to Tom as "an experienced partner who responds extremely swiftly and effectively to requests for help. His command of a wide range of legal sectors is extremely impressive and he has provided advice on some very intricate and complex matters."
Tom assists domestic and international individuals and families and fiduciaries with trusts, tax and succession planning matters. Chambers says: "He is absolutely excellent. He is really top-drawer in terms of his style and understanding of what is appropriate for clients' needs." He is described as "practical and pragmatic".
The Legal 500, 2020 says: "Tom Duguid's command of a wide range of legal sectors is extremely impressive - the quality of his work and advice is of a very high standard."