At Turcan Connell, the close working relationships we maintain with our charity clients allow us to provide dispute resolution advice in the most appropriate and effective manner.
Our dedicated team of solicitors and a solicitor advocate advises clients in relation to their responsibilities and duties as trustees and on charity regulation issues. We regularly advise charity clients in relation to property related matters and can bring our considerable experience to bear in identifying the most efficient means of achieving solutions and resolving disputes. In addition the team has experience of advising charitable organisations in relation to the recovery of inappropriately applied grant monies.
Our experience of the various methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation arbitration and litigation allows us to provide charities with focused and practical advice. We offer a service advising clients in relation to their intellectual property rights and any remedies that may be available for a breach of those rights.
We regularly conduct cases in the Court of Session in Edinburgh and the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and can guide you through the process whether you are pursuing an action or defending your rights.
Peter Littlefield – Partner
Peter works principally in the areas of contentious probate, succession planning, trust law, will drafting, tax planning, asset protection, executry administration and charities.
Peter specialises in tax and estate planning for private clients, including entrepreneurs and landowners. His work includes advice in connection with complex issues arising out of estates and post-death tax planning. He also advises a number of major national charities on Scots succession law.
Peter joined Turcan Connell 2002. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is accredited as a specialist in Trusts Law by The Law Society of Scotland. Peter graduated with an MA (Hons) degree in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh before completing his LLB degree and Diploma in Legal Practice. He speaks at seminars and conferences on succession and trust law and is also a tutor on the Private Client course of the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh. Peter was assumed as a Partner in April 2011.
He is married with two children, and enjoys skiing, mountain biking and the occasional triathlon.