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Harper Macleod LLP first Scottish business to win DWP award

At the Department for Work and Pensions Supplier Excellence awards recently, Harper Macleod LLP was presented with the Value for Money award. The law firm was recognised for its commitment to delivering beyond contractual obligations and realising substantial benefits and savings for the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC).

Chief executive Martin Darroch, who collected the award on behalf of Harper Macleod, said, "We are delighted to have received such recognition, particularly given the economic environment. We strive to establish effective business practices that offer the best value possible to our clients. I am pleased that our commitment to this goal and the effort of our people to deliver results for our clients is recognised at such a prestigious level."

Harper Macleod recently announced a 14% uplift in turnover taking it to £19.1 million for the 12 months to 31st March 2012. This represents a 39% growth from the £13.7 million it achieved in 2008.

Established in 1988, Harper Macleod is widely recognised for partnering with clients to deliver commercially-focused legal advice. With 49 Partners, 166 fee-earners and a total complement of over 270 staff based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. The firm is noted for its expertise in key industry sectors, including Banks & Financial Institutions; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Leisure & Hospitality; Insurance; Property & Construction; Public Sector (including Housing); Retail; Sport; and Family-owned Businesses. Clients include Clydesdale Bank, SSE Renewable Developments, William Hill, E.ON, RBS Insurance, Glasgow 2014 Limited, The Forestry Commission Scotland, The Department for Work & Pensions, The Scottish Government, HEROtsc, HSBC, The Scottish Premier League and Optical Express