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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Is Brexit inevitable, or can the UK still withdraw its withdrawal?

Britain is hurtling towards an EU exit on 29 March 2019 but is Brexit inevitable, or can the UK still withdraw its withdrawal? The Inner House of the Court of Session has agreed that that we should ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to confirm.

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Employers beware - the statistics show it's very expensive to fail on disability discrimination

A new report from the Ministry of Justice shows that the average award for disability discrimination cases has been in excess of £30,000.

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Do you need to financially support a spouse or partner after separation or divorce?

What is the position in Scots law on financial support after separation or divorce? Well, in short, it really depends on the circumstances. Here, we look at Aliment, Periodical Allowance and Minutes of Agreement – three ways in which settlement terms between couples can be given the protection of the law.

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A Practical Guide to Partnership Law in Scotland by Stephen Chan

Stephen was writing the book for Thomson Reuters who describe the book as 'a hands-on, practical resource containing relevant and up-to-date information on all three areas of Scottish partnership law, limited partnership law and limited liability partnership law. It provides an excellent guide for solicitors working in this field.'

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Andrew Upton discusses neighbour disputes on Good Morning Scotland

Harper Macleod's own Senior Associate Andrew Upton popped up on BBC Radio Scotland yesterday morning to discuss the thorny issues of neighbour disputes – and how best to resolve them before things get out of hand.

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Harper Macleod's private client team achieves STEP Gold Employer Partner status

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland leading law firms, has become one of a select group of practices to be recognised as an 'Employer Partner' by STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

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