In brief: Dundas & Wilson confirms hive-off

Edinburgh firm Dundas & Wilson, which is still in talks with Arthur Andersen to join its law firm network, has confirmed that its seven-partner private client department is being hived off. The new firm will practise as Turcan Connell with effect from 18 August, and will occupy a part of Saltire Court where Dundas & Wilson's offices are based. Dundas & Wilson chairman Neil Cochran said of the new firm: “The discussions have been entirely amicable and have concentrated on the benefits for clients.”