LEGAL firm Turcan Connell has announced plans to move to a larger Glasgow office, doubling its previous size as it grows in response to client demand.

Turcan Connell, which specialises in private client business, will make the move to new premises on St Vincent Street over the summer, across the road from its original building.

The Glasgow team includes partners Peter Littlefield, who works in tax and succession, Noel Ferry in divorce and family, and Jack Gardiner in business law, as well as land and property specialist Stuart Gibb.

Turcan Connell was founded in 1997, when it spun out of Dundas & Wilson, which is now part of CMS. Today, it has 22 Partners and around 200 staff based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Mr Littlefield, who heads up the Glasgow office, said: “Client demand has been rising in Glasgow - especially since we have been able to offer our full range of services in the city after hiring Jack and Stuart within the last two years.”

Mr Littlefield added that it had become clear to the firm that it required larger premises. “Although the physical distance involved is short - just a hop across St Vincent Street, this is a significant step-change in our business footprint and our ambition in Glasgow,” added Mr Littlefield.

“It’s not just about being able to accommodate more staff, but it is offering a high-quality central base for all our team to meet Glasgow clients and contacts.”

Simon Mackintosh, chairman, said: “We see big opportunities for the private client market to grow in Glasgow and we want to take advantage of that as part of our strategy to offer the highest-quality legal and tax advice.”