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Harper Macleod scores a clean sweep on new Scottish Government legal panel

Leading law firm Harper Macleod has won a place on all six lots of the Scottish Central Government Legal Framework following its recent panel review.

The individual Framework lots are: contracts – contract, commercial and corporate law; debt recovery; litigation, reparation, employment and inquiries; major infrastructure & projects; property and related matters; and a one-stop shop (incorporating the services from Lots 1-6).

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The new Framework comes into force on 1 August 2019 and will run for four years. The collaborative procurement approach of the Framework means that users throughout the Central Government sector in Scotland will be able to access the Framework to procure their legal services.

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod said: “The Scottish Government carries out an extremely thorough process before appointing advisers to these panels, with the Framework designed to deliver both quality and value to all potential users. In a highly competitive market for legal services which includes leading international, UK and Scottish headquartered firms, we are delighted to have demonstrated once again that Harper Macleod meets that benchmark across all areas, being ranked in 1st place in three of the Lot categories."

"Harper Macleod has grown significantly since 2015 and thanks to our service levels and the dedication of our talented people we are delighted to have maintained our position across all Lots from the previous panel review. We look forward to bidding for the wide range of potential work that will be procured through the Framework, as we have with some success over the past four years, and working with the many public bodies that will use it to help them to deliver vital services across Scotland."