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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What's mine is mine - how do the courts treat property acquired before marriage?

More and more couples are living together and acquiring a home before marrying and a recent court decision illustrated just how this can impact upon financial arrangements when divorcing.

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Politics as religion? Employment tribunals consider protected "beliefs" under the Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 offers protection from discrimination on eight different characteristics. This includes protection from discrimination on the grounds of "religion or belief". What qualifies as a religion is likely to be reasonably clear from the circumstances - what is a protected belief has proven a more contentious issue in the employment tribunal – with some, perhaps surprising, results.

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Trust Registration Service (TRS) – Deadline 5th October 2018

Following the introduction of the online Trust Registration Service last year, the registration deadline for new Trusts with a tax consequence arising in 2017/18 is fast approaching.

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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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Harper Macleod marks 10 years of support for CREATE's Highlands and Islands Business Competition

Law firm Harper Macleod is delighted to be supporting the University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition – with 2018 marking a decade-long association with the event. Find out more and how to enter.

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Law firm Harper Macleod's good sports raise £1250 for Children 1st

Staff at leading law firm Harper Macleod have raised £1250 for Children 1st – Scotland's National Children's Charity – following a sporty challenge linked to firm's role as Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

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