MON 16TH SEP 2019

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Bringing the family business community together

Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell are sponsors of the Scottish Family Business of the Year Award.

Business life is complicated. It can be even more complicated when family relationships are added into the mix. At Turcan Connell, our approach to family business legal advice is different.

The majority of our business has been built around families and, as a result, advising on family business matters is in our DNA. Our Family Business Team comprises solicitors across a full range of legal and tax services, including corporate lawyers, tax and succession lawyers, employment and dispute resolution, property and family lawyers.

While our Business Law Team regularly advises on the disposal of family businesses, we are not focussed on churning a large volume of corporate transactions.

Instead, we provide focussed and long-term advice to the owners of family businesses across the broad range of issues which arise over a lifetime. Indeed, many of our relationships with family business clients stretch back generations. A number of our Partners effectively hold non-executive positions with family companies, providing sound commercial and contextualised advice to the family in relation to their business affairs.

Very few Scottish law firms have the capacity or experience to provide this type of advice and consequently our lawyers, particularly at partner level, are in high demand.

Not surprisingly, we have a deep commitment to the family business sector in Scotland. We work closely with Family Business United (FBU) and are founder-directors of its Scottish arm, FBUS. The principal aim of Family Business United Scotland is to provide a voice for Scottish family businesses, and to provide a strong support network for family businesses as well as helping to build the community in Scotland.

We have been partnering with FBUS for several years now, and regularly support events like the annual Scottish Family Business conference through sponsorship and the provision of speakers. We also support the UK-wide Family Business of the Year Awards and provide substantial time commitment, considering each of the categories in detail with the other expert judges.

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