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Harper Macleod scoops public sector and employment awards

Leading law firm Harper Macleod LLP, collected two awards last night at the Scottish Legal Awards which was held at a ceremony in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The firm won Public Sector Team of the Year and Employment Team of the Year.

This is the second consecutive year Harper Macleod's Public Sector Group has won Team of the Year. In 2011, they became legal advisers to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and their client list includes Accountant in Bankruptcy, Child Support Agency, Edinburgh Leisure, the Scottish Government, Scottish Court Service and Loch Lomond & Trossachs and Cairngorm National Park Authorities.

Harper Macleod's Employment team was praised by the judges for its client retention. 2011 saw the addition of a new Partner, Lesley Murphy, who is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Employment Law. Lesley and Head of Employment, Bruce Caldow, are listed in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession as "Leaders in the Field" of Employment Law. The team's clients include the Department for Work and Pensions, RBS Insurance, HEROtsc and Optical Express.

Professor Lorne Crerar, Chairman of Harper Macleod, commented: "We are immensely proud of both our Public Sector and Employment teams. Their dedication and commitment to our clients is the key to their success and is why we managed to successfully retender for clients such as Accountant in Bankruptcy and the Scottish Government last year. Both teams are looking forward to the next two years when Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games brings challenges and opportunities."