We are still here to help - Getting Scotland Moving

All Harper Macleod's offices are now closed. All your contacts are working remotely & continue to be available on direct dial/mobile/email. Zoom calls are also available. We are here to help you and Scotland get moving and are doing whatever it takes to meet our service promises. To get in touch please click here.

A Leading Independent Scottish Law Firm

Harper Macleod is a leading independent Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin and Lerwick offering a full range of commercial and personal legal services across Scotland, the UK and further afield.

At Harper Macleod, it's all about you, not us. We put your needs at the heart of everything we do. We believe that your success determines our success and because no two clients are the same to

us, we'll work harder than anyone else to understand your needs and objectives. You need problem solvers and advisers, not just lawyers. Our inquisitive nature means you can be sure we'll get under the skin of your business or personal related matter and provide you with an effective solution.

It's this drive that sets us apart and delivers a better outcome for you or your organisation. Learn more

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Legal Advice for Individuals & Families - August Update

The most significant departure from the normal rules of practice has been with regard to the execution of Wills and Powers of Attorney. Social distancing meant it was almost impossible to have an independent adult witness to the signing of a document such as a Will.

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Domestic Violence Solicitors - Scottish Paralegal Association Webinar

Domestic abuse has always been a feature of the work family law professionals encounter.  However, lockdown and self-isolation during the pandemic has brought it into sharp relief as victims have been forced to spend a lengthy period of time with their abusers.

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Introduction of Group Proceedings in Scotland increases access to justice in multi-party claims

New rules introducing group proceedings in Scotland from 31 July 2020 mean that claims can now be brought by a representative on behalf of a group of people who are all affected by the same issues.

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Harper Macleod advises on M&Co deal which sees 2,300 jobs and over 200 local stores saved

Harper Macleod has advised on the restructuring exercise which has seen Scottish headquartered retail fashion chain M&Co save 2,300 jobs and more than 200 stores, as well as the rescue of its Pension Scheme.

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Harper Macleod solicitor tops the class in STEP Awards on family inheritance and succession planning

Sarah Stewart, a Senior Solicitor in the Private Client team at Harper Macleod, has received a clean sweep of top awards from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Harper Macleod advises fintech company Aveni as it seals £520,000 backing to transform professional advice sectors with AI technology

Harper Macleod advised Scottish fintech Aveni as it secured seed investment of £520,000 for its ground-breaking video conferencing based AI technology, which will transform client interaction in financial and professional advice sectors in the new age of ‘digital client service’.

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