Pete Murrin joins Turcan Connell

 In Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell has appointed Pete Murrin as an estate planning partner in its Glasgow office.

He will work alongside partner Peter Littlefield.

Career highlights include:

  • Advised artist and charity trustee client on tax and succession matters pertaining specifically to available tax reliefs and succession to intellectual property rights specifically.  Advice was tailored to ensure legacy aspect of a body of work particularly associated with the charity in question but also to ensure flexibility for the family as to managing the artist’s estate and IP going forward and beyond his death.
  • Advised on contentious executry matters, including the emergence of a non-domiciled second family and accompanying claims on the estate of the deceased, involving siblingship profiling where paternity was incapable of being conclusively established.
  • Advised on a contentious matter concerning the maladministration of an estate by an executor and acted for one of the beneficiaries of the estate and identified tax reliefs which had been missed and was able to resolve matters and recover tax paid in error.
  • Acted in a tax and family business succession capacity for a family of high-net-worth entrepreneurs which role incorporated the administration of several trust settlements spanning decades, strategy, structure, and ownership aspects concerning a number of family business interests, and involvement with the management if a considerable asset profile domestically and overseas.  This involved close working relationships with specialists in various legal practice areas and engagement with a number of professionals across numerous disciplines and jurisdictions.
  • Acted for the attorney of a vulnerable adult in care where doubts had been raised about charging levels for care.  Identified an anomaly in the financial assessment and charging arrangements, before entering into dialogue with the private care organisation and the local authority, identifying the issue and having the care fees (running to several thousand pounds) refunded to her.  As a direct result of the work in this area, Pete has advised care residents and their families on the peculiarities of charging for care and has also advised care facilities on the rules around charging for care and drafting of residency agreements.

Mr Littlefield said: “We are delighted to welcome Pete to the firm. He brings with him a wealth of experience and will add valuable insight to our continued development in the Glasgow marketplace.”

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