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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • Equality in parenting too?

    Equality in parenting too?

    One of the most powerful aspects of advances in assisted conception techniques is that same sex couples now have the ability to create a family. Two women or two men can now have children. Science, and a greater awareness and acceptance of what is possible using donor gametes, and/or surrogacy, has widened the number of family creation options available to couples. Equality reigns – or does it?

  • A Day In The Life of a Trainee Solicitor at Harper Macleod

    A Day In The Life of a Trainee Solicitor at Harper Macleod

    While there's no such thing as an average day as a trainee solicitor, there are themes that can prepare you for what to expect. So, for part six of our trainee blog series, Sara Douglas-Smith takes us through a day-in-the-life of a trainee at Harper Macleod.

  • Botched Beauty Treatments - What to do if it happens to you

    Botched Beauty Treatments - What to do if it happens to you

    Non-surgical cosmetic treatments have fast become the norm in the beauty industry.  Botox injections and dermal fillers account for 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures in the UK – as commonplace as tanning or hair removal.  These treatments are readily available in premises ranging from hairdressers to pharmacies.

  • Buying a house with a friend in Scotland

    Buying a house with a friend in Scotland

    In reality any number of people can own a property although practically the more owners there are logistically the more issues there may be when it comes to managing the property and ultimately selling it.