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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Parenthood dispute following assisted conception highlights the legal pitfalls around modern fertility

A recent decision at Edinburgh Sheriff Court considers issues about legal parenthood which will become more common as alternative family structures evolve. The case involved twins who were born via artificial insemination, whose mother asked the court to declare that her ex-partner was not a legal parent.

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Insurance for small businesses – are you covered?

For many people, setting up their own business is something that they have dreamed of for years. However, there are many considerations to be taken into account when doing so and something that can often be overlooked is what insurance cover is required.

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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016: does the Act apply to your organisation?

On 12 March 2018, the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force. The Act was introduced with the intention of bringing greater openness and transparency around lobbying Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Any organisations who are likely to have any face-to-face contact with MSPs, Members of the Scottish Government, junior Scottish Ministers, special advisers or the Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government should register with the Lobbying Register.

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Join us at 9th annual Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference as region faces challenges head on

This year's edition of the Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC), organised by leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod, takes place in Inverness on Thursday, 26 April.

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Harper Macleod advises marine client on $115m port deal in Australia

Harper Macleod, one of Scotland's leading law firms, has concluded one of its biggest deals to date in the marine sector – advising on the financial close of a $115m investment by its long-standing client Sea Transport Corporation (STC) and Australian financial institutions in the Lucky Bay common user port facility in South Australia.

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Harper Macleod and Crowdcube launch Strategic Partnership to bring benefits of equity crowdfunding to more Scottish businesses

The UK's leading equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, has joined forces with Harper Macleod to target the huge potential for growth in the sector north of the Border.

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