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

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Farming and crofting: a brief guide on Inheritance Tax reliefs

Leigh Beirne is part of Harper Macleod's private client team and a regular visitors to Shetland and other areas where crofting and farming issues are often to the fore. Here, she highlights the potential value of certain reliefs on Inheritance Tax liability, and how to ensure you don't allow your estate to be diminished unnecessarily.

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Worker or self-employed? Ramifications of Supreme Court judgement in landmark 'Gig Economy' case

A plumber has won a legal battle over his status as a worker that could have a significant impact for many freelance workers across the UK. With around 4.8 million contractors in UK who could potentially be affected by this decision, the possible ramifications for businesses (and the individuals working for them) are huge.

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GDPR and Employment: do you know how the GDPR applies to your disciplinary and grievance procedures?

This blog is part of a series of brief guides to employers on the necessary considerations and practical action points that may need to be taken in consequence of GDPR. This article looks at how the new regulation affects disciplinary and grievance procedures, which usually involve employee personal data.

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Harper Macleod delighted to play part in phenomenal Scottish EDGE finals

The Scottish EDGE Round 12 finals saw almost £1 million won by some of the country's brightest entrepreneurial businesses, and once again Harper Macleod was delighted to take part in what is one of the events of the year.

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Franchising specialist David spreads the word about its benefits across the UK

Harper Macleod Partner David Kaye's position as one of the leading franchise lawyers in the country saw him asked to spread the word in Wales this month. David was the first Scottish lawyer recognised as a 'Qualified Franchise Professional' by the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland.

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Harper Macleod Chairman helps launch consultation on the future of the rural economy in Scotland

One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland went live today, Tuesday, June 12th - and everyone who has an interest in rural matters is being urged to get involved and have their say. The consultation is being coordinated by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA), an independent body co-chaired by Harper Macleod founder Professor Lorne Crerar, providing advice and recommendations on rural policy to the Scottish Government

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