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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New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

Emerging in the shadow of the hotly discussed GDPR is the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation (ePR), which is set to repeal the existing 'cookie' law. The ePR has been coined the GDPR's 'forgotten sibling'. Together, it is hoped that they will form a fully comprehensive set of laws governing all uses of personal data within the EU. This short article aims to clarify the ePR's rules surrounding the use of cookie banners to obtain consent for the tracking of data, which may be of relevance to website operators who use cookies to track data.

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8 practical tips for people dealing with separation or divorce

If you are reading this article you are either thinking about separation, you have separated and are wondering what to do next, or you may be looking to help and support a friend, family member or colleague deal with a separation. Separation is a stressful time. No matter your circumstances, here are some practical tips for separation which will hopefully assist you taking the next steps.

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What does the Government's Brexit White Paper mean for Employment Law?

In what has been a tumultuous week the Government has at long last published its White Paper on what a future relationship with the EU would look like. The long-awaited White Paper is aimed at ensuring trade co-operation, with no hard border for Northern Ireland, and global trade deals for the UK.

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Family Lawyer Jenny helps examine petition to change parental rights law

Schoolgirl Heather Nicol is petitioning for a change to the law relating to parental rights. She argues that a child should be able to refuse to see a parent where that parent has been convicted of domestic abuse.

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Law firm providing free legal & insurance clinics to Glasgow businesses affected by city centre fires

Leading law firm Harper Macleod, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, will this week provide free legal and insurance clinics to businesses affected by the fire which devastated Glasgow School of Art and surrounding businesses.

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Harper Macleod advises Kingdom Housing Association on securing £85 million funding package

Leading law firm Harper Macleod has advised Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) on an £85 million funding package under a debut private placement which secures its development programme of over 1,100 homes until the end of 2019-20.

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