Our offices are closed but we are still here to help

All Harper Macleod's offices are now closed. All your contacts are working remotely & continue to be available on direct dial/mobile/email. We are here to help 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 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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Restrictive covenants and the benefits of proactive legal advice in the recruitment process

A recent court case provides a mechanism for employers to obtain a defence to any claim that they encouraged, facilitated or otherwise induced a breach of post-termination restrictions by a new recruit if they, acting in good faith, seek and receive legal advice to the effect that the restrictions on the employee are unenforceable.

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Coronavirus: supporting employees through a difficult time

How can employers offer support to staff in this difficult and troubling time? Here we look at the rules around caring for dependants and bereavement leave, and how employers might want to approach these issues.

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Covid 19 – relaxing the rules on right to work checks?

One important, but often overlooked, area of employment law is the requirement for employers to perform right to work checks to ensure they have a right to work in the UK. In light of the C-19 outbreak right to work checks have been temporarily adjusted. This is to make it easier for employers to carry them out.

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Our offices are now closed - but we are ready and able to assist

Following Monday night's announcement by the Prime Minister, all of Harper Macleod's offices are now closed until further notice - but we are ready and able to assist.

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Record year sees Harper Macleod ranked in Top 3 of Scotland's dealmakers

Dealmakers at Harper Macleod rocketed into the Top 3 of Scotland's dealmaking league table after a powerful performance throughout 2019.

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Leading law firm Harper Macleod reveals 1-in-10 of its people came through Modern Apprentice scheme

Leading law firm Harper Macleod has revealed that 10% of its people joined the firm through a Modern Apprenticeship scheme as the firm marked Scottish Apprenticeship Week by celebrating its most recent graduates.

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