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
We believe our awards are testament to the firm's innovative and client focused approach. We have won many regional, national and international awards in recent years both across the firm and as individuals.
Working in partnership
As one of Scotland's leading, full service law firms, we advise businesses, organisations and individuals on all of their legal needs in Scotland, the UK and beyond.
Our people are our main asset, and we are the firm of choice for advisers who have the drive and desire think differently, adapting and evolving along with your needs. You can see our full team here
A wealth of knowledge
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes.
How long is long enough for TUPE regulations to be redundant?
A question that we often get asked is whether a temporary closure of a business or suspension of a service being provided prevents the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") from applying. A recent case relating to a music school in Spain gives some indication of the mood music coming from the courts in such situations.
National Minimum Wage and 'sleep overs' - when is a worker entitled to NMW when sleeping in at work?
The Court of Appeal has decided that workers who "sleep in" are only entitled to be paid the national minimum wage when they are awake to carry out relevant duties.
Living Wills attract attention as Supreme Court rules legal permission no longer required to withdraw life support
The Supreme Court has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state. The ruling is a reminder of the role a Living Will can have in determining how you wanted to be treated in future.
Local, high street legal firms have a lot to offer law students
The recession of 2008 is firmly behind us. High street firms by and large are back to enjoying robust financial good health and their focus again turns to the age-old problems of processing work and succession planning. In our universities, diploma entrant numbers are approaching record levels and being unable to secure a traineeship remains a real fear for many.
Harper Macleod Family Law team working with Children 1st to raise awareness about Adverse Childhood Experiences
This week Harper Macleod's Family Law team welcomed Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, Scotland's National Children's Charity, to talk about working in partnership to raise awareness about ACES (adverse childhood experiences) in the legal sector.
Harper Macleod marks 30th year of business with strong performance in most recent financial year
Leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has marked its 30th year in business by announcing record profitability in its most recent financial year – its seventh consecutive year of profit growth.