Why choose Harper Macleod?
Harper Macleod is a leading independent Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso, 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
We believe our awards are testament to the firm's innovative and client focused approach. We have won many regional, national and international awards in recent years both across the firm and as individuals.
Working in partnership
As one of Scotland's leading, full service law firms, we advise businesses, organisations and individuals on all of their legal needs in Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Our people are our main asset, and we are the firm of choice for advisers who have the drive and desire think differently, adapting and evolving along with your needs. You can see our full team here
A wealth of knowledge
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes.
What's mine is mine - how do the courts treat property acquired before marriage?
More and more couples are living together and acquiring a home before marrying and a recent court decision illustrated just how this can impact upon financial arrangements when divorcing.
Politics as religion? Employment tribunals consider protected "beliefs" under the Equality Act
The Equality Act 2010 offers protection from discrimination on eight different characteristics. This includes protection from discrimination on the grounds of "religion or belief". What qualifies as a religion is likely to be reasonably clear from the circumstances - what is a protected belief has proven a more contentious issue in the employment tribunal – with some, perhaps surprising, results.
Trust Registration Service (TRS) – Deadline 5th October 2018
Following the introduction of the online Trust Registration Service last year, the registration deadline for new Trusts with a tax consequence arising in 2017/18 is fast approaching.
Harper Macleod's private client team achieves STEP Gold Employer Partner status
Harper Macleod, one of Scotland leading law firms, has become one of a select group of practices to be recognised as an 'Employer Partner' by STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.
Harper Macleod marks 10 years of support for CREATE's Highlands and Islands Business Competition
Law firm Harper Macleod is delighted to be supporting the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition – with 2018 marking a decade-long association with the event. Find out more and how to enter.
Law firm Harper Macleod's good sports raise £1250 for Children 1st
Staff at leading law firm Harper Macleod have raised £1250 for Children 1st – Scotland's National Children's Charity – following a sporty challenge linked to firm's role as Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.