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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Hard cheese for food & drink makers looking to copyright the taste of their products

As a result of a court case which began in the Netherlands, we now know that taste cannot get the protection of copyright. So what can producers do to protect their goods from being copied?

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Will Scotland be affected by the new "Death Tax" south of the Border?

The Ministry of Justice has announced a new tiered structure of probate fees in England and Wales. A grant of Probate is the equivalent to a grant of Confirmation in Scotland and allows the Executor to access and distribute someone's estate when they die. The new fees, dubbed a stealth 'Death Tax', mean fees of up to £6000 in some circumstances.

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Inheritance tax relief when passing on the family home in Scotland

In the recent Budget, a small but significant change has been made to the inheritance tax relief that applies to passing on the family home. This change may require you to consider the current drafting of your Will. Here's what you need to know.

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Harper Macleod gets behind Barry's drive to reach the top in blind golf

Harper Macleod is delighted to lend support to blind golfer Barry McCluskey as he aims to make the cut at the top level of the sport.

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Harper Macleod supports launch of exciting new Inverness Law Project to improve access to justice in the Highlands

Individuals and communities in the Inverness and the Highlands are being given a new route to access justice thanks to a partnership between Harper Macleod and the pioneering Aberdeen Law Project (ALP).

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Harper Macleod lawyer helps move legal case on UK's EU withdrawal closer to a decision

The question of whether the UK can unilaterally revoke its notification of withdrawal from the EU is a step closer to being answered after the deadline passed for written statements and observations to be submitted to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Jennifer Jack, a Partner at Harper Macleod, is part of a team of leading Scottish and English lawyers, representing two Westminster MPs in this high profile case.

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