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Latest Articles

  • Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    Legal Eagles & the Dragons Den - Why the devil is always in the detail of a deal

    Welcome to our weekly Dragons Den blog where a member of Harper Macleod's entrepreneurial team will share their view of the latest episode, give some hints and tips and also explain how we could have helped … and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. This week's blog is by Paula Skinner who is head of our entrepreneurial team and has vast experience of equity investments looks at why the devil is always in the detail of a deal.

  • Six-figure sum recovered for client following an Accident at Work

    Six-figure sum recovered for client following an Accident at Work

    Our specialist Personal Injury Accident at Work team has recovered a substantial six-figure sum for a client who suffered permanent injuries as a result of an injury at work. This case highlights the need for employers to provide suitable work equipment and to ensure that all relevant training is provided to employees to allow them to safely carry out their responsibilities.

  • Government introduce proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss

    Government introduce proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss

    Despite rates of employment steadily increasing, there remains a gap between the employment rate of disabled people compared with those who are non-disabled. Disabled people are twice as likely to fall out of work, with around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition falling out of work every year. The Government is now consulting on a number of proposals which aim to reduce ill health-related job loss.