We are still here to help - Getting Scotland moving

All Harper Macleod's offices are now closed. All your contacts are working remotely & continue to be available on direct dial/mobile/email. Zoom calls are also available. We are here to help you and Scotland get moving and are doing whatever it takes to meet our service promises. To get in touch please click here.

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 legal services for business, individuals & families, public sector & rural economy 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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5 Common Investment Mistakes - HM Money Month

Since the UK's lockdown began on 23 March, Harper Macleod's corporate team has completed 78 deals remotely with 30 of those deals being investments.  Whilst life may have changed for many, business is normal here at Harper Macleod and we aren’t seeing any reduced activity in the investment market.

Read the article 5 Common Investment Mistakes - HM Money Month
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Highland Council warning to fishermen operating a fishing vessel

As we fast approach the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020), the Highland Council ("HC") have issued an urgent warning to fishermen operating a fishing vessel with a HC area 'home port' (which includes the likes of Scrabster and Wick for example).  The HC warning states that all fishing vessels where the catch is exported (either directly or indirectly) to any EU Member State must first be registered as a food business with the HC.

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Bonfire Night - Remember, remember to take care this November

Most, if not all, public firework displays have been cancelled this year in an attempt to avoid further spreading of Covid-19. However, we are still likely to hear the explosive bangs and see the bursts of colour overhead as many people choose to celebrate bonfire night in their own gardens. Scottish Government guidance is that fireworks should only be set off in private gardens if it can be done safely.

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Harper Macleod helps HES to success in inquiry over future of Edinburgh landmark

Harper Macleod Partner Jennifer Jack was part of the team which represented Historic Environment Scotland in the public inquiry which upheld the refusal of planning applications to turn Edinburgh's former Royal High School into a hotel. Scottish Ministers have issued their decisions on the four planning and listed building consent appeals in relation to the proposed redevelopment.

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Harper Macleod Partner addresses future lawyers on inclusion in the profession

Last Friday (9 October) saw the Law Society and Lawscot Foundation hold the first ever 'Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair'. Omar Ali, a Partner at Harper Macleod and founding member of the Scottish Ethnic Minorities' Lawyers Association (SEMLA), hosted a special session at the event with fellow co-founder Sheekha Saha to talk about their careers and the work that SEMLA does aimed at a student audience.

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Scottish directors need to act now to avoid 'insolvency' meaning business closure

Gordon Hollerin, a Partner at Harper Macleod and one of Scotland's leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers, has urged directors of Scottish businesses to use the full extent of UK insolvency laws to avoid 'inevitable' business closures in the coming months.

Read the article Scottish directors need to act now to avoid 'insolvency' meaning business closure