HM Academy

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.

Here you will also find events we will be attending throughout the year as part of the firms wider network to help provide specialist legal advice across a range of industries and services. 


  • Thu, 28 March 2019

    Fit for the Future: Formulating trade strategies in the life sciences sector

    12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Scotland has one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe. Over 700 life sciences organisations employ more than 37,000 people. However, it is a sector which is hardwired into European and global networks and markets, and the way in which Scotland interacts with these markets is subject to constant flux.

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  • Thu, 04 April 2019

    BICBA Law Forum - Law in a Time of Change: Innovation, Transformation, Stability?

    09:00 AM - 19:30 PM

    Harper Macleod LLP are proud to sponsor the 8th annual British Irish Commercial Law Forum which will be held at the Signet Library, Edinburgh. The theme of the conference is innovation and transformation, with speakers addressing both practical and legal matters during this time of geopolitical change and technological development.

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  • Tue, 09 April 2019

    Want to Franchise your business?

    10:00 AM - 16:00 PM

    We are proud to join up with Platinum Wave, Coconut Creatives, Atlas Mapping and HSBC as part of a free one day workshop focused exclusively on franchising in 2019 and beyond.

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  • Wed, 24 April 2019

    Getting ready for FOISA

    12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Harper Macleod's James McMorrow and Kelly Fraser will give an overview of FOISA and discuss how RSLs can prepare for the application of FOISA to the information they hold in advance, along with some practical examples.

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HM Academy: bespoke client training

Our bespoke in-house training programmes are tailored to meet our clients' requirements. Our training seminars are delivered to both legal and non-legal staff, with the format and content created to achieve agreed learning objectives/outcomes.  We also work closely with our clients to develop effective knowledge sharing strategies to enhance their in-house expertise and complement their existing internal resources and training programmes.

We regularly provide training across a broad variety of areas and some recent examples of training topics include, amongst others: 

  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Procurement reform in Scotland
  • State Aid, competition law and procurement guidance
  • Employment law reforms
  • Data protection, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information requests
  • Corporate structures
  • Voluntary Registration of Title 

We offer a range of charging structures which seek to deliver efficiency, cost effectiveness and value for money. Once we have agreed your specific training objectives and requirements, we will develop a tailored training programme and fixed-fee proposal for its delivery.

Our training offering enhances our joined-up approach as we seek to work in collaboration with our clients, sharing knowledge and creating a joined up approach.  Contact our Training Manager to find out how HM Academy could help your organisation.