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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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Family Dynamics during a Pandemic

The dynamics at play in relationships can be responsible for the breakdown of a relationship but also impact upon how the process of separation and divorce unfolds. Our Head of Family Law, Amanda Masson, explores these topics in conversation with Myra Eadie, family therapist.

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What happens if my spouse excludes me from their Will?

In Scotland, you cannot disinherit your spouse or child therefore even if there is no provision for a spouse and/or child to inherit in your Will, they would have a right to a share in the moveable estate. This is an automatic right and is very different to the position in England and Wales, which you will see in the following example online here.

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The British Business Bank 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report

The British Business Bank released their 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report on 26 June 2020, providing an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses throughout 2019.   In 2019, a record number of equity investments were carried out (1,832) reaching £8.4bn, up 24% on 2018 and over double the amount recorded in 2016.

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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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Harper Macleod makes a piece of legal history as it advises on £107 million sale of manufacturer Low & Bonar

Leading law firm Harper Macleod is delighted to have advised on the Scottish aspects of the £107 million sale of technical textiles business Low & Bonar plc to German firm Freudenberg SE, a leading player in the global market for performance materials. The deal made legal history as, due to the Scottish courts being shut, it was the first Scottish Scheme of Arrangement to be sanctioned by way of a conference call.

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