Harper Macleod appointed to Scottish Government's legal services framework
Harper Macleod has been appointed to all six available lots on the Scottish Government’s new legal services framework.
Harper Macleod is the only law firm to be appointed to all six lots.
This is the third framework agreement in a row where the firm has achieved this position, having first been appointed to all six lots in 2015, and again in 2019.
Following a competitive tender process, Harper Macleod has been appointed to the four-year framework of all six lots: Contract & Commercial and Corporate Law; Debt Recovery; Litigation, Reparation, Employment and Inquiries; Major Infrastructure and Commercial Projects (incl related litigation); Property and Related Matters; and One Stop Shop.
The appointment consolidates and strengthens Harper Macleod’s relationship with Scotland and the UK’s public sector which also includes its work with a range of public bodies such as NatureScot, sportscotland, Forestry and Land Scotland, the Scottish Government’s hub initiative, Environmental Standards Scotland, the Crown Commercial Service and 24 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities.
Earlier this year the firm bolstered its public, parliamentary and administrative law expertise with the appointment of Fiona Killen, one of Scotland’s most highly regarded lawyers in the field.
Martin Darroch, Harper Macleod chief executive, said: “This is a prestigious appointment for Harper Macleod, and one which comes with great responsibility. We are proud to support the Scottish Government and our civic bodies in their goals to serve the people of Scotland.
Working together with the Scottish Government, we recognise the impact this relationship has on the whole of Scotland. We share the same values of equality, opportunity and community as Scotland looks to overcome the challenges of the cost of living, Covid recovery and the just transition to net zero.