We are still here to help - Getting Scotland moving

All Harper Macleod's offices are now closed. All your contacts are working remotely & continue to be available on direct dial/mobile/email. Zoom calls are also available. We are here to help you and Scotland get moving and are doing whatever it takes to meet our service promises. To get in touch please click here.

A Leading Independent Scottish Law Firm

Harper Macleod is a leading independent Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin and Lerwick offering a full range of legal services for business, individuals & families, public sector & rural economy 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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Can an Executor be removed from administering a Will?

An appointed Executor has a duty to investigate and accurately report the value of the estate at the date of death. To remove an Executor is a difficult task and mostly considered in circumstances of insanity and lack of ability due to physical or mental disability or being absent from the UK for a period of at least six months or having disappeared for a similar period.  A recent case considered some of the issues with Executor behaviour.

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Energy Bulletin - The road to COP26

The UNFCCC's 26th Conference of Parties – COP26 – will take place in Glasgow next November. Delayed by Covid-19, COP26 will proceed in an entirely new political context, and is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and critical meetings in the global effort to limit global warming. Here we look at some of the importance milestones in the build up to the summit:

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Energy Bulletin - Scottish Land Commission review of land tax policy report

A report on initial scoping of options for reform of land tax policy has been published by the Scottish Land Commission. The report does not make any recommendations on the best route for Scotland, as it says this is a matter of policy, but does assess the current framework of land tax and set out potential options for reform.

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A tribute to Professor Robert Rennie

Harper Macleod chairman Professor Lorne Crerar has paid tribute to his colleague and friend Professor Robert Rennie, a long-time Partner at the firm, who has passed away following a sudden illness.

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Law firms help pave the way for groundbreaking Welsh road project

Construction work can now begin on the final two sections of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road expansion scheme in Wales, following financial closure of the project. Law firms Harper Macleod and Hugh James worked in partnership to advise on the £550 million scheme - the first-ever Mutual Investment Model (MIM) project in Wales.

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Glasgow businesses can access fully funded specialist legal support through new Business Growth Fund

Harper Macleod is part of a new Glasgow Business Growth Fund which can provide SMEs with access to fully funded specialist support as they try to grow amid the ongoing pandemic. Find out more.

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