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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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Furlough Redundancy – New law for employees to receive full payment

From today employers will be able to have staff on flexible furlough, meaning that employers can bring furloughed employees back to work for any amount of time and any work pattern, while still being able to claim the grant for the hours not worked.

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Trust Registration Service – Further Changes

Taking on the role of an Executor carries with it a great deal of responsibility. An Executor has the legal authority to administer an estate and is ultimately responsible for any mistakes made. They can be held personally financially liable for any breaches of duty. As a result it is imperative that the Executor does everything in his power to ensure that they include all assets in the inventory of the estate and that they settle all liabilities of the Estate in full.

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What happens if your Will is unclear?

In Scotland, generally Wills are to be interpreted intrinsically – or within the four corners of the document. The question is what the document actually says, which may well be different from what any potential beneficiaries would like it to say.  Any extrinsic evidence will not, as a general rule, be permitted when it comes to determining the intention of the testator.

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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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Harper Macleod advise on £350,000 investment in Scottish care tech firm to tackle crisis in care at home

Scottish care tech company Time for You Care has secured a £350,000 investment led by ESM, the Stirling-based early-stage tech investment group. The cash injection comes as innovation in the care sector become increasingly vital as more people require support in their own home. Harper Macleod advised ESM on the investment.

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