Join us at our events and conferences

Harper Macleod's training is coordinated through HM Academy. We regularly organise topical seminars and events, providing delegates with updates on developments and forthcoming legislation updates in their industry and demonstrating the potential impact on their organisations.

Our seminars and workshops ensure delegates have an opportunity to discuss workplace scenarios, enhance knowledge and expertise and ultimately learn how to deal with the challenges and opportunities that arise within their own organisations.

The format and content of our seminars are heavily influenced by delegate feedback and include informative talks from our legal teams combined with interactive workshops.


  • Masterclass: Building a winning team - how to incentivise 'talent' to join your business

    In this masterclass, led by our corporate and employment teams, will explore some of the ways in which employees can be incentivised. There are a significant number of ways in which to do this, and we'll focus on some of the more common areas such as employee share schemes and other share options.

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  • Keeping those engaged engaged

    With unprecedented funding pressures on many parts of the public sector, austerity has been a key theme for a number of years now with gloomy outlooks from economists  suggesting that this "new normal" isn't going anywhere fast – and possibly not for decades to come. Waves of restructurings have been seen in recent years for many organisations, as budgetary pressures continue. As a sector with traditionally strong retention rates, happier times will still be anchored within the collective memory of the workforce, and the concept of a 'job for life' may well have featured in the expectations and decision–making of some when they chose the sector. As security and consistency give way to patterns of change and uncertainty, what are the impacts on the engagement and productivity levels of the workforce? And what can be done to mitigate those effects:

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  • Masterclass: Show me the money – how to source the funding to grow your business

    In this masterclass, we will explore the different ways in which entrepreneurial businesses can raise finance, including angel syndicates and alternative finance routes such as crowdfunding.

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HM Academy: bespoke client training

Our bespoke client training is tailored in format and content. We also develop knowledge sharing strategies to enhance in-house expertise and deliver bespoke systems and processes to complement clients' internal reporting procedures.

Example training topics include:

  • Corporate governance update
  • State Aid, competition law and procurement guidance
  • Employment law reforms
  • Freedom of Information and Environmental Information requests
  • Corporate structures
  • Procurement reform in Scotland
  • Landlord and tenant: estate management and cost efficient leasing

We offer a range of charging structures which seek to deliver efficiency and cost effectiveness. Once we have agreed your training objectives and requirements, we prepare a fixed-fee proposal for the delivery of your training programme.

We think of the individuals, businesses and organisations we work with as our partners. We aim to become an extension of your team, working in collaboration with you, sharing our knowledge and giving you a genuinely joined-up approach that delivers a better outcome for everyone. Our training offering further enhances our joined-up approach. Get in touch with our Training Manager to find out how HM Academy could help you.