Martin Gill

Martin Gill is our exclusively recommended Audit Services expert in Scotland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Martin directly using the contact details listed above.

Martin has been a partner in the firm (including PKF) since 2000 and is Lead Partner for BDO in Scotland. He has over 20 years’ experience of auditing and advising a wide range of clients across many sectors ranging from plcs, large groups and owner-managed businesses to not for profit entities and professional bodies.  Martin leads the BDO Charities Group in Scotland and also has significant experience in the Healthcare sector, acting for leading clients in these sectors.  In addition to his role as an audit partner, he has carried out a number of advisory assignments including governance reviews, facilitating risk workshops and treasury management reviews. Martin has spoken at various conferences organised by ICAS, the WS Society and SCFG amongst others. He also served a term on the Business Policy Committee at ICAS.

Martin Gill has held a number of voluntary appointments. He is an active member of his local community and was previously chair of the local primary school Board as well as President of Musselburgh Rugby Club. In addition, Martin was a board member and chair of the Audit Committee of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association for nine years and was also company secretary of the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) for seven years.

Firm Overview:

Delivering exceptional client service across Scotland

BDO is a leading accountancy firm in Scotland with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We advise a wide range of clients including local owner managed businesses, mid to large sized private and listed groups, individuals, public sector organisations, pension schemes and their trustees and not-for-profit entities across Scotland, the United Kingdom and internationally.

We have 11 partners and 150 professional staff across our two Scottish offices providing their expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including business services and accounting, taxation, audit and assurance, business restructuring, corporate finance and transaction support, and risk advisory services. Our focus is simple – to deliver exceptional client service and value to all our clients, whether they are a private individual, dynamic start-up, established family business, local charity, public sector body, expanding international company or listed group.

Gillian Crandles

Gillian Crandles is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Scotland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you would like assistance in this area, please contact Gillian directly using the contact details listed above.

As Managing Partner and head of the Divorce and Family Law team at Turcan Connell, Gillian brings extensive experience to the firm. Gillian is accredited as a specialist in Family Law by The Law Society of Scotland with a particular expertise in complex high net worth cases involving professionals, entrepreneurs, farmers, land and estate owners and those in the public domain, who require a highly proactive approach to sensitive and private matters.

Gillian is dual qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, and in England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. She is frequently instructed in cross border and international cases, particularly so in relation to asset protection, including pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation, disputes regarding children, and in respect of jurisdiction for financial claims.

With an MA (Hons) in Italian and English Literature and LLB from the University of Edinburgh, her training and experience was honed with renowned firms including Dundas & Wilson, Loudons WS and from 2001 onwards Turcan Connell.

Gillian has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution models. She is an interdisciplinary collaborative practitioner, a trained mediator and a family law Arbitrator.

Gillian is a member of the Family Law Association in Scotland and Resolution in England; member and past secretary of Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGs); founder member and past secretary of Consensus; fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Gillian has published various articles on family law, was a contributor to the SIFA Handbook on Working with Matrimonial Lawyers, and co-author of Scottish Chapter in ICLG to Family Law 2019. She has spoken at various seminars and conferences to wide-ranging audiences in Scotland, England and Europe.

Testimonials:

Chambers and Partners

“Absolutely brilliant, excellent with clients and tenacious; technically skilled at navigating the complexities which arise from cross-border matters and maintains a pragmatic approach.”

“Highly regarded in the market for her work advising on high-value and frequently international matrimonial financial matters. As well as being head of the divorce and family law team, she is also the firm’s managing partner. She is very pragmatic and approachable but happy to dig in when needed. She is very astute in identifying the red line in negotiations and knows when to push and when to let things lie.”

The Legal 500

“In the very top category of family lawyers in Scotland.”

“Offers clients clear and approachable advice. She will tell it as she sees it, is highly knowledgeable and articulate and clients will leave a consultation with all the information they need to make the right decision. Gillian’s management of the team is excellent and she allows her team to get on with their jobs but offers guidance and support when needed.”

Firm Overview:

The vision for Turcan Connell has always been to offer all the professional advice under one roof that an individual might need during their lifetime. This means offering a full range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax services.

We believe that this joined-up, interdisciplinary approach of combining legal and tax expertise really sets Turcan Connell apart and enables us to provide the very best advice and counsel to our clients.

Our team of solicitors are often there at the most important and sometimes difficult times in our client’s lives. Our clients trust us to advise, guide and support them in the right way through changing circumstances, whether on an issue regarding employment or on the breakdown of a relationship.

We recognise that many of our clients lead busy lives and they value our responsive approach. Our solicitors are committed to them and to understanding their circumstances as fully as possible. We want them to succeed, we want to preserve and enhance their wealth now and for future generations and we want to provide sensible and workable solutions for all the issues that they face.

Founded in 1997, today we have 23 partners and staff of around 220 lawyers and tax advisers offering a unique combination of skills and expertise covering tax; estate and succession planning; employment; dispute resolution; entrepreneurs, family and rural businesses; divorce and family; land and property; and charity law.

Turcan Connell’s offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London serve a broad range of clients who value the focus our team of solicitors can bring to their affairs.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Gillian Crandles and Turcan Connell in Scotland (streetinsider.com)