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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Planning law: is the holiday over for renting as short-stay accommodation?

The rise of websites such as Airbnb and other similar sites has made it easier than ever to rent out a property as short stay accommodation. While the income is obviously attractive, many property owners may be unaware that short term property letting can be a breach of planning law.

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Update: Brexit causes delay in HMRC's Making Tax Digital plans

HMRC have announced that their plans for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax and Corporation Tax will be delayed due to the need to concentrate their efforts on Brexit.

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Cryptocurrencies – new guidance issued by HMRC on tax treatment of Bitcoin etc.

HMRC has issued welcome guidance on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies. The guidance covers digital crypto-assets including, but not limited to, "Exchange tokens" - the best known of which is perhaps Bitcoin but of which there are around 1,500 different types.

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Scottish Government 'Prepare for Brexit' portal for businesses

Scottish Government website for businesses to assess their exposure to Brexit-related risks and highlight areas they need to plan for.

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Associates shortlisted for Scottish Legal Awards Rising Star of the Year

The finalists for the Scottish Legal Awards have been unveiled and Harper Macleod Associates Amy Mackenzie and Kelly Fraser have both made the shortlist in the Rising Star of the Year category.

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Fiona Neilson joins Harper Macleod in the Highlands

Harper Macleod has recruited Fiona Neilson, one of the Highlands’ best known corporate and commercial lawyers, as a partner in its Inverness office.

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