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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How bad does conduct have to be when dismissing an employee without prior warning?

If an employee doesn't commit gross misconduct, has a clean disciplinary and had not received any prior warnings from his employer, is a dismissal likely to be unfair?

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Is it time for change for Child law in Scotland?

Nadine Martin, as Associate in the Family Law team at Harper Macleod, examines the key themes and issues in the Scottish Government's consultation on part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

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Farming and crofting: a brief guide on Inheritance Tax reliefs

Leigh Beirne is part of Harper Macleod's private client team and a regular visitors to Shetland and other areas where crofting and farming issues are often to the fore. Here, she highlights the potential value of certain reliefs on Inheritance Tax liability, and how to ensure you don't allow your estate to be diminished unnecessarily.

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Family lawyer Lynsey helps examine the case for adult adoption in Scotland

Lynsey Brown, a solicitor in Harper Macleod's Family Law team, spoke at a recent event at the Scottish Parliament to discuss a current campaign to change adoption laws in Scotland to make adult adoption possible.

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Harper Macleod delighted to play part in phenomenal Scottish EDGE finals

The Scottish EDGE Round 12 finals saw almost £1 million won by some of the country's brightest entrepreneurial businesses, and once again Harper Macleod was delighted to take part in what is one of the events of the year.

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Franchising specialist David spreads the word about its benefits across the UK

Harper Macleod Partner David Kaye's position as one of the leading franchise lawyers in the country saw him asked to spread the word in Wales this month. David was the first Scottish lawyer recognised as a 'Qualified Franchise Professional' by the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland.

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