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Harper Macleod's Energy team takes top prize at Scottish Legal Awards

Harper Macleod's Energy & Natural Resources team was among the winners at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2013.

The firm, Legal Advisers to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, was nominated in five categories at the glittering awards ceremony in the EICC last night, hosted by Dougie Vipond and Louise White.

The Energy & Natural Resources team, headed by Partner David Bone, was deservedly named Energy Team of the Year for the second time in three years.

The award, sponsored by Wolffe Design, was recognition of the team's reputation as Scotland's leading Energy lawyers, providing innovative legal services across the sector and on all aspects of the energy supply chain.

The accolade comes in the same week as the team added to its expertise with new wave and tidal energy specialists, and just three weeks before it hosts its annual Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference.

The firm was also nominated in four other categories. The Employment team just missed out on claiming the title for the second year in a row, and the third major legal awards in succession, while the Family Law team was also recognised among the top five in the country.

Douglas Cowan, a Partner in Harper Macleod's Insurance team and a Law Society accredited specialist in Personal Injury Law, was one of six nominees for Specialist Lawyer of the Year.

The firm itself was also shortlisted for Firm of the Year for the second year in a row.

It wasn't just Harper Macleod's lawyers among the prizes, however, with client Scottish Water lifting the In-house Team of the Year award.