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We are delighted to be one of the top 5 Scottish firms in the new The Times Best Law Firms 2020 guide with eight commendations.
We have specialists across all legal disciplines, covering every service you are likely to need in both your business & personal life.
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
Award Winning Law Firm
We believe our awards are a 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 law 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 can Scotland's fishing industry learn about its future from the proposed Fisheries Bill?
The Fisheries Bill is still at an early stage in its voyage to enshrinement in law and will be subject to several rounds of scrutiny and possible amendment. For now, however, some clear themes can perhaps be established and conclusions drawn on what may be on the horizon for Scotland's fisheries and fishing communities.
ACAS publishes new advice in relation to Non-disclosure Agreements
In response to recent publicity around the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in particular allegations that some employers have deliberately misused them to prevent reporting of sexual harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing, workplace rights body ACAS has published new advice to help employers and workers understand what NDAs are and how to prevent their misuse.
Why 'without prejudice' wording does not create a magical force field of legal protection around documents
There is an ongoing misconception that labelling any document 'without prejudice' creates a magical legal force field around it, making it inadmissible in any subsequent proceedings. A recent construction adjudication enforcement case illustrates why this is not the case and hints at how to use 'without prejudice' wording to give the best chance of protecting documents from being relied on in dispute resolution proceedings.
Harper Macleod backs a winner in this year's UHI Business Competition
A ZERO waste shop has won the top prize at this year's University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition, held in Inverness, sponsored by Harper Macleod. Alison Ruickbie from Elgin, who open Re:Store in Lossiemouth in October, scooped a prize of £1000 and a combined legal and accountancy package worth £2000 from Harper Macleod and Johnston Carmichael.
Harper Macleod to help Glasgow City Council drive business growth among city's SMEs
Harper Macleod, which is renowned for its work with entrepreneurs and SMEs across Scotland, is one of the consultants chosen by Glasgow City Council to provide advice to SMEs through the authority's Business Growth Consultancy Framework, which aims to deliver sustainable growth and improve business start-up and survival rates.
Harper Macleod LLP advises CSS on its acquisition of Graham Robertson Electrical and Security Limited
Harper Macleod is delighted to announce that we advised security solutions consolidator, Connelly Security Systems Limited (CSS) on its acquisition of Stirlingbased Graham Robertson Electrical and Security Limited.