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  • Rankings32
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Introduction

Harper Macleod LLP is a leading full service Scottish independent law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Elgin, Lerwick and Thurso. The firm provides services to businesses, organisations – public & private sector – and individuals. Recognised as Scotland’s firm of the year eight times, it is one of the country’s largest professional partnerships.

At Harper Macleod, it’s all about you, not us. We put your needs at the heart of everything we do. We believe that your success determines our success and because no two clients are the same to us, we’ll work harder than anyone else to understand your needs and objectives. You need problem solvers and advisers, not just lawyers. Our inquisitive nature means you can be sure we’ll get under the skin of your business or personal related matter and provide you with an effective solution.

Rankings and recognition

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s in-depth social housing expertise translates into regular instructions from registered social landlords (RSLs), public sector bodies and private developers and builds on the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, the team is well placed to guide its clients through governance, regulatory, constitutional and property funding issues – an area of particular expertise for Derek Hogg and Collette Miller – alongside corporate, commercial and public procurement matters, which are key elements of James McMorrow‘s workload. McMorrow is based in Glasgow and jointly heads the group with Hogg in Edinburgh, while clients also benefit from the firm’s wide geographical reach with additional offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s in-depth social housing expertise translates into regular instructions from registered social landlords (RSLs), public sector bodies and private developers and builds on the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, the team is well placed to guide its clients through governance, regulatory, constitutional and property funding issues – an area of particular expertise for Derek Hogg and Collette Miller – alongside corporate, commercial and public procurement matters, which are key elements of James McMorrow‘s workload. McMorrow is based in Glasgow and jointly heads the group with Hogg in Edinburgh, while clients also benefit from the firm’s wide geographical reach with additional offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s in-depth social housing expertise translates into regular instructions from registered social landlords (RSLs), public sector bodies and private developers and builds on the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, the team is well placed to guide its clients through governance, regulatory, constitutional and property funding issues – an area of particular expertise for Derek Hogg and Collette Miller – alongside corporate, commercial and public procurement matters, which are key elements of James McMorrow‘s workload. McMorrow is based in Glasgow and jointly heads the group with Hogg in Edinburgh, while clients also benefit from the firm’s wide geographical reach with additional offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s in-depth social housing expertise translates into regular instructions from registered social landlords (RSLs), public sector bodies and private developers and builds on the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, the team is well placed to guide its clients through governance, regulatory, constitutional and property funding issues – an area of particular expertise for Derek Hogg and Collette Miller – alongside corporate, commercial and public procurement matters, which are key elements of James McMorrow‘s workload. McMorrow is based in Glasgow and jointly heads the group with Hogg in Edinburgh, while clients also benefit from the firm’s wide geographical reach with additional offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > Real estate > Social housing - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s in-depth social housing expertise translates into regular instructions from registered social landlords (RSLs), public sector bodies and private developers and builds on the practice’s multidisciplinary approach. Consequently, the team is well placed to guide its clients through governance, regulatory, constitutional and property funding issues – an area of particular expertise for Derek Hogg and Collette Miller – alongside corporate, commercial and public procurement matters, which are key elements of James McMorrow‘s workload. McMorrow is based in Glasgow and jointly heads the group with Hogg in Edinburgh, while clients also benefit from the firm’s wide geographical reach with additional offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Insurance > Professional negligence - Tier 1 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is ‘intellectually strong with a collaborative approach’ according to clients and has a robust claimant practice against financial services sector and construction professionals, including engineers and architects. The group is jointly led by Sandy Hastie and David Kerr, both rated by peers, and remains active in negligence claims across the construction sector – John McHugh in Edinburgh is the key contact here. Also in the team is E-Ming Fong in Glasgow who focuses on solicitors’ negligence claims, while Andrew MacKenzie was recently promoted to the partnership.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport - Tier 1 firms

Fielding one of the largest sports practices in the Scottish market, Harper Macleod LLP continues to enjoy a stellar reputation among all manner of governing bodies, clubs, and athletes for its far-reaching contentious and non-contentious capabilities. Department chair Bruce Caldow is a prolific advisor to some of the leading organisations in the sector, advising on both commercial matters and disputes, including tribunals governed by the SPFL. Senior partner Lorne Crerar is highly regarded for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, most notably on issues arising in rugby. Tom Thomas concentrates on broadcasting, sponsorship, and IP rights issues for major cycling championships and football leagues, while Carolyn Morgan has most recently been engaged on extensive conduct reviews in gymnastics. David Kerr advises on football disputes before the SFA panel, while Kelly Fraser is a key port of call for the firm’s swimming clientele. Andrew Maxwell is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP leverages a broad geographical footprint outside of Scotland’s Central Belt, fielding offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland. The team undertakes a wealth of corporate matters, including M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, MBOs, demergers and joint ventures, and is well-placed to advise on transactions involving listed companies and multijurisdictional elements. Christopher Kerr holds distinct expertise in family office representation and the Scottish employee ownership market, overseeing a team with specific expertise in the IT, telecommunications, food and drink, healthcare, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Scotland > Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has considerable clout in petrol and filling station licensing but also supports businesses from the food, leisure and hospitality sectors as well as public sector bodies with a wide range of alcohol and civic licensing. Alongside its legal expertise, clients also benefit from the firm’s strong geographic presence with six offices across Scotland. The practice is led from Glasgow by liquor licensing specialist Andrew Hunter, whose work includes Licensing Board and Sheriff Court appeal matters.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery - Tier 2 firms

Spanning a presence over six locations in Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP has an enviable client roster made up of public sector clients and registered social landlords (RSLs). Now under the leadership of Andrew Hunter in Glasgow, the practice is regularly instructed by housing and property sector clients on actions for rent arrears, unpaid invoices and recovery of possessions. Tenancy issues also feature in the caseload. Accredited specialist Natalie Dissake’s practice advises public sector clients, with expertise in enforcement procedures; insolvency matters are handled by Eilidh Crawford.

Scotland > Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s clinical negligence practice sits within the firm’s wider personal injury group and is headed by Elizabeth Mitchell from Glasgow. It is highlighted as a ‘great team dedicated to achieving the best for their clients’, and covers wrongful death and stillborn deaths, foetal abnormalities including spina bifida, and catastrophic injuries to children. Heather Calderwood has ‘excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense’ and specialises in surgical errors and wrongful death claims, frequently appearing in the Court of Session. Also of note is senior associate Amy Dickson who has an active caseload covering dental, nursing and midwifery claims.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender - Tier 2 firms

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > Public sector > Local government - Tier 2 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the local government’s practice continues to be instructed on several high-profile projects across public procurement, housing and contentious and non-contentious planning law for a number of leading local authority clients. The group is led by Jennifer Jack, who handles the contentious offering, while co-head in Glasgow James McMorrow leads the transactional aspects, covering commercial contracts and regulatory issues. In Inverness, Jill Fryer advises on subsidy control issues. State aid advice also features in the case highlights.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s wide-ranging IP practice works with a strong mix of domestic and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, and infringement-related proceedings, including matters before the Court of Session and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In recent months, the team has been especially active on music and publishing disputes, as well as broadcasting rights issues for major international sports groups. Jamie Watt chairs the IP department, in addition to the firm’s life sciences and entertainment practices. Glasgow-based Tom Thomas concentrates on technology sector contract procurement, cyber security, and sports IP, most notably in relation to broadcasting rights. Also in Glasgow, commercial litigator E-Ming Fong is a seasoned advocate before the Court of Session, whose recent engagements include high-value trademark infringement proceedings on behalf of a major international retailer. All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP leverages a broad geographical footprint outside of Scotland’s Central Belt, fielding offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland. The team undertakes a wealth of corporate matters, including M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, MBOs, demergers and joint ventures, and is well-placed to advise on transactions involving listed companies and multijurisdictional elements. Christopher Kerr holds distinct expertise in family office representation and the Scottish employee ownership market, overseeing a team with specific expertise in the IT, telecommunications, food and drink, healthcare, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Scotland > Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has considerable clout in petrol and filling station licensing but also supports businesses from the food, leisure and hospitality sectors as well as public sector bodies with a wide range of alcohol and civic licensing. Alongside its legal expertise, clients also benefit from the firm’s strong geographic presence with six offices across Scotland. The practice is led from Glasgow by liquor licensing specialist Andrew Hunter, whose work includes Licensing Board and Sheriff Court appeal matters.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery - Tier 2 firms

Spanning a presence over six locations in Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP has an enviable client roster made up of public sector clients and registered social landlords (RSLs). Now under the leadership of Andrew Hunter in Glasgow, the practice is regularly instructed by housing and property sector clients on actions for rent arrears, unpaid invoices and recovery of possessions. Tenancy issues also feature in the caseload. Accredited specialist Natalie Dissake’s practice advises public sector clients, with expertise in enforcement procedures; insolvency matters are handled by Eilidh Crawford.

Scotland > Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s clinical negligence practice sits within the firm’s wider personal injury group and is headed by Elizabeth Mitchell from Glasgow. It is highlighted as a ‘great team dedicated to achieving the best for their clients’, and covers wrongful death and stillborn deaths, foetal abnormalities including spina bifida, and catastrophic injuries to children. Heather Calderwood has ‘excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense’ and specialises in surgical errors and wrongful death claims, frequently appearing in the Court of Session. Also of note is senior associate Amy Dickson who has an active caseload covering dental, nursing and midwifery claims.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender - Tier 2 firms

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > Public sector > Local government - Tier 2 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the local government’s practice continues to be instructed on several high-profile projects across public procurement, housing and contentious and non-contentious planning law for a number of leading local authority clients. The group is led by Jennifer Jack, who handles the contentious offering, while co-head in Glasgow James McMorrow leads the transactional aspects, covering commercial contracts and regulatory issues. In Inverness, Jill Fryer advises on subsidy control issues. State aid advice also features in the case highlights.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s wide-ranging IP practice works with a strong mix of domestic and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, and infringement-related proceedings, including matters before the Court of Session and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In recent months, the team has been especially active on music and publishing disputes, as well as broadcasting rights issues for major international sports groups. Jamie Watt chairs the IP department, in addition to the firm’s life sciences and entertainment practices. Glasgow-based Tom Thomas concentrates on technology sector contract procurement, cyber security, and sports IP, most notably in relation to broadcasting rights. Also in Glasgow, commercial litigator E-Ming Fong is a seasoned advocate before the Court of Session, whose recent engagements include high-value trademark infringement proceedings on behalf of a major international retailer. All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP leverages a broad geographical footprint outside of Scotland’s Central Belt, fielding offices in Inverness, Elgin, Thurso and Shetland. The team undertakes a wealth of corporate matters, including M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, MBOs, demergers and joint ventures, and is well-placed to advise on transactions involving listed companies and multijurisdictional elements. Christopher Kerr holds distinct expertise in family office representation and the Scottish employee ownership market, overseeing a team with specific expertise in the IT, telecommunications, food and drink, healthcare, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Scotland > Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has considerable clout in petrol and filling station licensing but also supports businesses from the food, leisure and hospitality sectors as well as public sector bodies with a wide range of alcohol and civic licensing. Alongside its legal expertise, clients also benefit from the firm’s strong geographic presence with six offices across Scotland. The practice is led from Glasgow by liquor licensing specialist Andrew Hunter, whose work includes Licensing Board and Sheriff Court appeal matters.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery - Tier 2 firms

Spanning a presence over six locations in Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP has an enviable client roster made up of public sector clients and registered social landlords (RSLs). Now under the leadership of Andrew Hunter in Glasgow, the practice is regularly instructed by housing and property sector clients on actions for rent arrears, unpaid invoices and recovery of possessions. Tenancy issues also feature in the caseload. Accredited specialist Natalie Dissake’s practice advises public sector clients, with expertise in enforcement procedures; insolvency matters are handled by Eilidh Crawford.

Scotland > Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s clinical negligence practice sits within the firm’s wider personal injury group and is headed by Elizabeth Mitchell from Glasgow. It is highlighted as a ‘great team dedicated to achieving the best for their clients’, and covers wrongful death and stillborn deaths, foetal abnormalities including spina bifida, and catastrophic injuries to children. Heather Calderwood has ‘excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense’ and specialises in surgical errors and wrongful death claims, frequently appearing in the Court of Session. Also of note is senior associate Amy Dickson who has an active caseload covering dental, nursing and midwifery claims.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender - Tier 2 firms

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > Public sector > Local government - Tier 2 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the local government’s practice continues to be instructed on several high-profile projects across public procurement, housing and contentious and non-contentious planning law for a number of leading local authority clients. The group is led by Jennifer Jack, who handles the contentious offering, while co-head in Glasgow James McMorrow leads the transactional aspects, covering commercial contracts and regulatory issues. In Inverness, Jill Fryer advises on subsidy control issues. State aid advice also features in the case highlights.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s wide-ranging IP practice works with a strong mix of domestic and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, and infringement-related proceedings, including matters before the Court of Session and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In recent months, the team has been especially active on music and publishing disputes, as well as broadcasting rights issues for major international sports groups. Jamie Watt chairs the IP department, in addition to the firm’s life sciences and entertainment practices. Glasgow-based Tom Thomas concentrates on technology sector contract procurement, cyber security, and sports IP, most notably in relation to broadcasting rights. Also in Glasgow, commercial litigator E-Ming Fong is a seasoned advocate before the Court of Session, whose recent engagements include high-value trademark infringement proceedings on behalf of a major international retailer. All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery - Tier 2 firms

Spanning a presence over six locations in Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP has an enviable client roster made up of public sector clients and registered social landlords (RSLs). Now under the leadership of Andrew Hunter in Glasgow, the practice is regularly instructed by housing and property sector clients on actions for rent arrears, unpaid invoices and recovery of possessions. Tenancy issues also feature in the caseload. Accredited specialist Natalie Dissake’s practice advises public sector clients, with expertise in enforcement procedures; insolvency matters are handled by Eilidh Crawford.

Scotland > Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s clinical negligence practice sits within the firm’s wider personal injury group and is headed by Elizabeth Mitchell from Glasgow. It is highlighted as a ‘great team dedicated to achieving the best for their clients’, and covers wrongful death and stillborn deaths, foetal abnormalities including spina bifida, and catastrophic injuries to children. Heather Calderwood has ‘excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense’ and specialises in surgical errors and wrongful death claims, frequently appearing in the Court of Session. Also of note is senior associate Amy Dickson who has an active caseload covering dental, nursing and midwifery claims.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender - Tier 2 firms

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > Public sector > Local government - Tier 2 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the local government’s practice continues to be instructed on several high-profile projects across public procurement, housing and contentious and non-contentious planning law for a number of leading local authority clients. The group is led by Jennifer Jack, who handles the contentious offering, while co-head in Glasgow James McMorrow leads the transactional aspects, covering commercial contracts and regulatory issues. In Inverness, Jill Fryer advises on subsidy control issues. State aid advice also features in the case highlights.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s wide-ranging IP practice works with a strong mix of domestic and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, and infringement-related proceedings, including matters before the Court of Session and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In recent months, the team has been especially active on music and publishing disputes, as well as broadcasting rights issues for major international sports groups. Jamie Watt chairs the IP department, in addition to the firm’s life sciences and entertainment practices. Glasgow-based Tom Thomas concentrates on technology sector contract procurement, cyber security, and sports IP, most notably in relation to broadcasting rights. Also in Glasgow, commercial litigator E-Ming Fong is a seasoned advocate before the Court of Session, whose recent engagements include high-value trademark infringement proceedings on behalf of a major international retailer. All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery - Tier 2 firms

Spanning a presence over six locations in Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP has an enviable client roster made up of public sector clients and registered social landlords (RSLs). Now under the leadership of Andrew Hunter in Glasgow, the practice is regularly instructed by housing and property sector clients on actions for rent arrears, unpaid invoices and recovery of possessions. Tenancy issues also feature in the caseload. Accredited specialist Natalie Dissake’s practice advises public sector clients, with expertise in enforcement procedures; insolvency matters are handled by Eilidh Crawford.

Scotland > Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s clinical negligence practice sits within the firm’s wider personal injury group and is headed by Elizabeth Mitchell from Glasgow. It is highlighted as a ‘great team dedicated to achieving the best for their clients’, and covers wrongful death and stillborn deaths, foetal abnormalities including spina bifida, and catastrophic injuries to children. Heather Calderwood has ‘excellent judgement and a strong ethical sense’ and specialises in surgical errors and wrongful death claims, frequently appearing in the Court of Session. Also of note is senior associate Amy Dickson who has an active caseload covering dental, nursing and midwifery claims.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: defender - Tier 2 firms

Described as a ‘force to be reckoned with’, the personal injury group at Harper Macleod LLP is instructed by large insurers, public bodies and private individuals across complex issues including employer and public liability, clinical negligence, and industrial diseases. Practice head Elizabeth Mitchell has experience in defender actions and oversees the group which features solicitor advocate Suzanne McGarrigle, who is the key name for litigating cases before the Sheriff Court and Court of Session, specialising in liability and medical causation. Senior associate Amy Dickson is also a key name and acts on behalf of insurance companies.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Agriculture and estates - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP has ‘huge breadth of knowledge and experience’ in the rural sector and handles land registration issues, crofting, and landed estate matters. Acting as part of its energy and natural resources group, the team handles forestry transactions and renewable energy projects for leading clients including Forestry and Land Scotland and NatureScot. Practice head Graeme Nisbet advises on diversification projects and agricultural tenancies. Calum MacLeod in Inverness is the contact for community ownership work. Glasgow based associate Tom Gray is ‘genuinely excellent‘ according to clients and is the key contact for forestry and estate purchases.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > Public sector > Local government - Tier 2 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the local government’s practice continues to be instructed on several high-profile projects across public procurement, housing and contentious and non-contentious planning law for a number of leading local authority clients. The group is led by Jennifer Jack, who handles the contentious offering, while co-head in Glasgow James McMorrow leads the transactional aspects, covering commercial contracts and regulatory issues. In Inverness, Jill Fryer advises on subsidy control issues. State aid advice also features in the case highlights.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s wide-ranging IP practice works with a strong mix of domestic and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, and infringement-related proceedings, including matters before the Court of Session and the UK Intellectual Property Office. In recent months, the team has been especially active on music and publishing disputes, as well as broadcasting rights issues for major international sports groups. Jamie Watt chairs the IP department, in addition to the firm’s life sciences and entertainment practices. Glasgow-based Tom Thomas concentrates on technology sector contract procurement, cyber security, and sports IP, most notably in relation to broadcasting rights. Also in Glasgow, commercial litigator E-Ming Fong is a seasoned advocate before the Court of Session, whose recent engagements include high-value trademark infringement proceedings on behalf of a major international retailer. All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer - Tier 2 firms

‘Displaying excellent judgment’, Harper Macleod LLP’s personal injury practice handles complex and high-value claims covering fatal accidents at work, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents abroad. Spearheaded by Elizabeth Mitchell, the group is made up of key partner Heather Calderwood in Glasgow who focuses on wrongful death and fatal claims, and senior associate Amy Dickson, who frequently appears before the Sheriff Courts on public liability matters. Marina Harper was promoted to the partnership and is the key contact for serious injury work.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit - Tier 2 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is regularly instructed by a diverse client roster comprising registered social landlords, faith-based charities, and trusts. Jointly managed by James McMorrow in Glasgow and Derek Hogg in Edinburgh, the team has demonstrable strength advising across the spectrum of matters leveraging its firm wide capabilities across employment law, as well on regulatory issues, governance matters and OSCR compliance. The wider team is made up of Jennifer Jack who acts in judicial reviews and senior associate Kelly Fraser who focuses on reorganisations and charity conversion issues.

Scotland > Private client > Family - Tier 2 firms

Fielding several ‘exceptional individuals covering family law’, Harper Macleod LLP is known for acting in complex financial provisions and assisted fertility work, spearheaded by specialist Amanda Masson. Featuring six accredited specialists in the team, areas of focus remain in child law, particularly on child relocation, abduction and adoption issues. Jenny Smith’s practice covers civil partnership, divorce and cohabitation claims, while Alexis Harper is the name for complex business valuations and financial provisions. Experienced litigator Karen Gibbons has experience acting in the Court of Session.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment - Tier 2 firms

Led by the Edinburgh-based seasoned music industry specialist Jamie Watt, Harper Macleod LLP is regularly engaged by numerous blue-chip media organisations, governing bodies, and public figures for assistance in the full gamut of media sector matters. Tom Thomas‘ commercial capabilities see him advising on film and television production and location agreements, and sports broadcasting rights arrangements. E-Ming Fong and David Kerr anchor the team’s contentious offering, respectively focusing on sports betting and broadcasting disputes, while James McMorrow works with public sector clients on film production funding and location matters. All named lawyers are based in Glasgow unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP excels in deals pertaining to listed, privately owned and high-growth businesses, as well as those with a cross-border element. Practice head Donnie Munro runs a broad workload spread across M&A, demergers, sales, MBOs and share buy-backs, among other matters, overseeing a team with a particular tenacity for technology, healthcare, food and drink, energy and natural capital deals. Elsewhere, Paula Skinner fronts a dedicated entrepreneurial team, leveraging her in-house venture capital experience to support on a number of scale-ups.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP endeavours to support on the full suite of competition law matters, directing a large bulk of its attention towards public procurement and subsidy control affairs. James McMorrow heads the practice and holds the distinction of litigating all the way up to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The team is predominantly focused on public sector representation and is also home to Jill Fryer, who previously worked at the European Commission, in addition to litigation risk, statutory obligation and compliance expert, Jennifer Jack.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s practice is fronted by Tony Cameron, a veteran of countless acquisition, real estate, project and asset finance transactions who also acts on general corporate banking, receivables and restructuring mandates; he is particularly active within the hotels, healthcare, energy, housing and marine economy industries and is supported by John Pringle, a lawyer who regularly caters to alternative lenders, and Jacqui Fraser, well-versed in real estate back security documentation and multijurisdictional deals.

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery - Tier 3 firms

Leveraging six offices across Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP acts across bank-led restructurings and refinances, administrations, CVAs and liquidations, demonstrating particular proficiency within the sports and retail sectors. Gordon Hollerin is often active in multinational insolvency cases, notably serving as Publications Officer of the International Bar Association Insolvency Section; he co-leads the department alongside James Lloyd, a go-to within the field of personal insolvency.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas) - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is home to distinct expertise in respect of nature-based solutions to climate change, namely renewable energy, forestry planning, peatland restoration and farming practice changes. Practice head David Bone also regularly acts for developers, landowners and planning authorities on renewable developments and is supported by Omar Ali, a specialist in the sale, acquisition and due diligence of major energy projects.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects - Tier 3 firms

The team at Harper Macleod LLP is adept in Scottish hub, operational, PPP, PFI, student accommodation and housing projects, among others. Practice head Euan Pirie has also recently overseen a handful of PFI hospital schemes meanwhile senior associate Catriona Kemp is carving out a prominent reputation for her work on the financing and corporate law aspects of projects.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 3 firms

Lawyers at Harper Macleod LLP are engaged for their residential and commercial development, portfolio management and finance knowhow, in addition to their knowledge of healthcare, leisure and hospitality assets. Ross Thomson leads the Inverness practice.

Scotland > Real estate > Environment - Tier 3 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson is the main contact for transactional and other non-contentious matters, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is best known for her litigation expertise. This skill set is mostly called upon by clients - including public sector bodies, environmental campaigning groups and renewable energy developers - requiring assistance with matters at the intersection with planning and public  law. Judicial reviews, public inquiries and advice on licensing regimes are typical examples of the latter.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP's property litigation team is led by the Glasgow-based Andrew Upton and sits within the firm's wider litigation practice led from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie. Its recent workload stands testament to the group's wide-ranging capabilities spanning commercial tenancy disputes - such as those pertaining to dilapidations and leases - alongside litigation pertaining to land and agricultural property. Title, servitude rights and mineral rights disputes are typical instructions in the latter segment. The team acts for private sector clients, public authorities and private individuals.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP excels in deals pertaining to listed, privately owned and high-growth businesses, as well as those with a cross-border element. Practice head Donnie Munro runs a broad workload spread across M&A, demergers, sales, MBOs and share buy-backs, among other matters, overseeing a team with a particular tenacity for technology, healthcare, food and drink, energy and natural capital deals. Elsewhere, Paula Skinner fronts a dedicated entrepreneurial team, leveraging her in-house venture capital experience to support on a number of scale-ups.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP endeavours to support on the full suite of competition law matters, directing a large bulk of its attention towards public procurement and subsidy control affairs. James McMorrow heads the practice and holds the distinction of litigating all the way up to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The team is predominantly focused on public sector representation and is also home to Jill Fryer, who previously worked at the European Commission, in addition to litigation risk, statutory obligation and compliance expert, Jennifer Jack.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s practice is fronted by Tony Cameron, a veteran of countless acquisition, real estate, project and asset finance transactions who also acts on general corporate banking, receivables and restructuring mandates; he is particularly active within the hotels, healthcare, energy, housing and marine economy industries and is supported by John Pringle, a lawyer who regularly caters to alternative lenders, and Jacqui Fraser, well-versed in real estate back security documentation and multijurisdictional deals.

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery - Tier 3 firms

Leveraging six offices across Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP acts across bank-led restructurings and refinances, administrations, CVAs and liquidations, demonstrating particular proficiency within the sports and retail sectors. Gordon Hollerin is often active in multinational insolvency cases, notably serving as Publications Officer of the International Bar Association Insolvency Section; he co-leads the department alongside James Lloyd, a go-to within the field of personal insolvency.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas) - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is home to distinct expertise in respect of nature-based solutions to climate change, namely renewable energy, forestry planning, peatland restoration and farming practice changes. Practice head David Bone also regularly acts for developers, landowners and planning authorities on renewable developments and is supported by Omar Ali, a specialist in the sale, acquisition and due diligence of major energy projects.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects - Tier 3 firms

The team at Harper Macleod LLP is adept in Scottish hub, operational, PPP, PFI, student accommodation and housing projects, among others. Practice head Euan Pirie has also recently overseen a handful of PFI hospital schemes meanwhile senior associate Catriona Kemp is carving out a prominent reputation for her work on the financing and corporate law aspects of projects.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 3 firms

Lawyers at Harper Macleod LLP are engaged for their residential and commercial development, portfolio management and finance knowhow, in addition to their knowledge of healthcare, leisure and hospitality assets. Ross Thomson leads the Inverness practice.

Scotland > Real estate > Environment - Tier 3 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson is the main contact for transactional and other non-contentious matters, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is best known for her litigation expertise. This skill set is mostly called upon by clients - including public sector bodies, environmental campaigning groups and renewable energy developers - requiring assistance with matters at the intersection with planning and public  law. Judicial reviews, public inquiries and advice on licensing regimes are typical examples of the latter.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP's property litigation team is led by the Glasgow-based Andrew Upton and sits within the firm's wider litigation practice led from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie. Its recent workload stands testament to the group's wide-ranging capabilities spanning commercial tenancy disputes - such as those pertaining to dilapidations and leases - alongside litigation pertaining to land and agricultural property. Title, servitude rights and mineral rights disputes are typical instructions in the latter segment. The team acts for private sector clients, public authorities and private individuals.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP excels in deals pertaining to listed, privately owned and high-growth businesses, as well as those with a cross-border element. Practice head Donnie Munro runs a broad workload spread across M&A, demergers, sales, MBOs and share buy-backs, among other matters, overseeing a team with a particular tenacity for technology, healthcare, food and drink, energy and natural capital deals. Elsewhere, Paula Skinner fronts a dedicated entrepreneurial team, leveraging her in-house venture capital experience to support on a number of scale-ups.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP endeavours to support on the full suite of competition law matters, directing a large bulk of its attention towards public procurement and subsidy control affairs. James McMorrow heads the practice and holds the distinction of litigating all the way up to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The team is predominantly focused on public sector representation and is also home to Jill Fryer, who previously worked at the European Commission, in addition to litigation risk, statutory obligation and compliance expert, Jennifer Jack.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s practice is fronted by Tony Cameron, a veteran of countless acquisition, real estate, project and asset finance transactions who also acts on general corporate banking, receivables and restructuring mandates; he is particularly active within the hotels, healthcare, energy, housing and marine economy industries and is supported by John Pringle, a lawyer who regularly caters to alternative lenders, and Jacqui Fraser, well-versed in real estate back security documentation and multijurisdictional deals.

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery - Tier 3 firms

Leveraging six offices across Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP acts across bank-led restructurings and refinances, administrations, CVAs and liquidations, demonstrating particular proficiency within the sports and retail sectors. Gordon Hollerin is often active in multinational insolvency cases, notably serving as Publications Officer of the International Bar Association Insolvency Section; he co-leads the department alongside James Lloyd, a go-to within the field of personal insolvency.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas) - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is home to distinct expertise in respect of nature-based solutions to climate change, namely renewable energy, forestry planning, peatland restoration and farming practice changes. Practice head David Bone also regularly acts for developers, landowners and planning authorities on renewable developments and is supported by Omar Ali, a specialist in the sale, acquisition and due diligence of major energy projects.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects - Tier 3 firms

The team at Harper Macleod LLP is adept in Scottish hub, operational, PPP, PFI, student accommodation and housing projects, among others. Practice head Euan Pirie has also recently overseen a handful of PFI hospital schemes meanwhile senior associate Catriona Kemp is carving out a prominent reputation for her work on the financing and corporate law aspects of projects.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland - Tier 3 firms

Lawyers at Harper Macleod LLP are engaged for their residential and commercial development, portfolio management and finance knowhow, in addition to their knowledge of healthcare, leisure and hospitality assets. Ross Thomson leads the Inverness practice.

Scotland > Real estate > Environment - Tier 3 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson is the main contact for transactional and other non-contentious matters, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is best known for her litigation expertise. This skill set is mostly called upon by clients - including public sector bodies, environmental campaigning groups and renewable energy developers - requiring assistance with matters at the intersection with planning and public  law. Judicial reviews, public inquiries and advice on licensing regimes are typical examples of the latter.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP's property litigation team is led by the Glasgow-based Andrew Upton and sits within the firm's wider litigation practice led from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie. Its recent workload stands testament to the group's wide-ranging capabilities spanning commercial tenancy disputes - such as those pertaining to dilapidations and leases - alongside litigation pertaining to land and agricultural property. Title, servitude rights and mineral rights disputes are typical instructions in the latter segment. The team acts for private sector clients, public authorities and private individuals.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP excels in deals pertaining to listed, privately owned and high-growth businesses, as well as those with a cross-border element. Practice head Donnie Munro runs a broad workload spread across M&A, demergers, sales, MBOs and share buy-backs, among other matters, overseeing a team with a particular tenacity for technology, healthcare, food and drink, energy and natural capital deals. Elsewhere, Paula Skinner fronts a dedicated entrepreneurial team, leveraging her in-house venture capital experience to support on a number of scale-ups.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP endeavours to support on the full suite of competition law matters, directing a large bulk of its attention towards public procurement and subsidy control affairs. James McMorrow heads the practice and holds the distinction of litigating all the way up to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The team is predominantly focused on public sector representation and is also home to Jill Fryer, who previously worked at the European Commission, in addition to litigation risk, statutory obligation and compliance expert, Jennifer Jack.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s practice is fronted by Tony Cameron, a veteran of countless acquisition, real estate, project and asset finance transactions who also acts on general corporate banking, receivables and restructuring mandates; he is particularly active within the hotels, healthcare, energy, housing and marine economy industries and is supported by John Pringle, a lawyer who regularly caters to alternative lenders, and Jacqui Fraser, well-versed in real estate back security documentation and multijurisdictional deals.

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery - Tier 3 firms

Leveraging six offices across Scotland, Harper Macleod LLP acts across bank-led restructurings and refinances, administrations, CVAs and liquidations, demonstrating particular proficiency within the sports and retail sectors. Gordon Hollerin is often active in multinational insolvency cases, notably serving as Publications Officer of the International Bar Association Insolvency Section; he co-leads the department alongside James Lloyd, a go-to within the field of personal insolvency.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas) - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is home to distinct expertise in respect of nature-based solutions to climate change, namely renewable energy, forestry planning, peatland restoration and farming practice changes. Practice head David Bone also regularly acts for developers, landowners and planning authorities on renewable developments and is supported by Omar Ali, a specialist in the sale, acquisition and due diligence of major energy projects.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects - Tier 3 firms

The team at Harper Macleod LLP is adept in Scottish hub, operational, PPP, PFI, student accommodation and housing projects, among others. Practice head Euan Pirie has also recently overseen a handful of PFI hospital schemes meanwhile senior associate Catriona Kemp is carving out a prominent reputation for her work on the financing and corporate law aspects of projects.

Scotland > Real estate > Environment - Tier 3 firms

At Harper Macleod LLP, the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson is the main contact for transactional and other non-contentious matters, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is best known for her litigation expertise. This skill set is mostly called upon by clients - including public sector bodies, environmental campaigning groups and renewable energy developers - requiring assistance with matters at the intersection with planning and public  law. Judicial reviews, public inquiries and advice on licensing regimes are typical examples of the latter.

Scotland > Real estate > Property litigation - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP's property litigation team is led by the Glasgow-based Andrew Upton and sits within the firm's wider litigation practice led from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie. Its recent workload stands testament to the group's wide-ranging capabilities spanning commercial tenancy disputes - such as those pertaining to dilapidations and leases - alongside litigation pertaining to land and agricultural property. Title, servitude rights and mineral rights disputes are typical instructions in the latter segment. The team acts for private sector clients, public authorities and private individuals.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP endeavours to support on the full suite of competition law matters, directing a large bulk of its attention towards public procurement and subsidy control affairs. James McMorrow heads the practice and holds the distinction of litigating all the way up to the Competition Appeals Tribunal. The team is predominantly focused on public sector representation and is also home to Jill Fryer, who previously worked at the European Commission, in addition to litigation risk, statutory obligation and compliance expert, Jennifer Jack.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP’s practice is fronted by Tony Cameron, a veteran of countless acquisition, real estate, project and asset finance transactions who also acts on general corporate banking, receivables and restructuring mandates; he is particularly active within the hotels, healthcare, energy, housing and marine economy industries and is supported by John Pringle, a lawyer who regularly caters to alternative lenders, and Jacqui Fraser, well-versed in real estate back security documentation and multijurisdictional deals.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation - Tier 3 firms

Singled out for its strength in depth, Harper Macleod LLP has seen an uptick in complex insolvency litigation with key areas of activity remaining in corporate and shareholder litigation. Overseen from Edinburgh by Sandy Hastie, the team excels at disputes across the construction and infrastructure sector for an enviable client base made up of public sector and corporate clients. Commercial litigation matters are handled by the Glasgow-based David Kerr who leads the team over there and is supported by Andrew MacKenzie. Fiona Pask regularly appears before the Court of Session and has a wide practice covering contract disputes and professional negligence matters. M&A-related litigation also features in the caseload.

Scotland > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries - Tier 3 firms

Noted for its ‘forensic level of detail’, Harper Macleod LLP‘s team is led by Pamela Niven in Glasgow, and undertakes an assortment of activity across complex estate planning work, taxation matters and trusts for high-net-worth individuals. Trust creation and administration matters are dealt with by Jacqueline Leslie, while Julie Doncaster in Inverness is the main point of contacts in the Highlands; various rural businesses and farmers are key clients. Also of note is new partner Kathleen Martin, who specialises in complex executries.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s Scotland-based team advises clients on numerous corporate franchising transactions for global brands, with sector focuses in food and drink, home improvements, and property. Craig McKerracher has expertise acting for both franchisors and franchisees, while Peter McLuckie specialises in franchising and commercial contracts particularly within the tourism sector. Jill Fryer advises clients on strategic commercial issues and the associated provisions of franchise agreements, with additional expertise in competition law. David Kaye leads the team, now practicing as a consultant with extensive experience in retail franchising.

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms - Tier 3 firms

Harper Macleod LLP‘s technology practice handles a broad cross-section of work, ranging from public sector and third sector-procured IT contracts and outsourcing agreements, to broadcasting rights and licensing negotiations. Glasgow-based department head Tom Thomas is a regular port of call for a number of civic authorities, software developers, and sports governing bodies, who turn to him for assistance regarding high-value commercial contract matters. IP specialist Scott Kerr handles outsourcing and regulatory issues for a diverse array of clients from the worlds of consumer goods, life sciences, and energy, while Jamie Watt is noted for his capabilities in tech-sector patent disputes. Inverness-based Jill Fryer focuses on public procurement and IT-sector competition work. Glasgow-based E-Ming Fong is recommended for tech disputes, including contentious database rights and passing off proceedings.  All named lawyers are based in Edinburgh unless stated otherwise.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP demonstrates a track record in the full array of commercial property matters; examples include residential and commercial development, distressed property, real estate finance, lease re-gears and portfolio transactions. John Meehan fronts the practice which is knowledgeable of an equally broad spectrum of asset classes, namely residential, retail, healthcare, telecoms, utilities, hospitality and leisure.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP combines its construction, projects and dispute resolution expertise to assist public sector clients, contractors and housing associations with the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts - many of which pertain to the provision of social and affordable housing -, procurement law matters and associated disputes. Michael Conroy and infrastructure and projects head Euan Pirie are the main contacts for non-contentious work and Laura McCorquodale for construction and engineering disputes, including professional negligence claims.

Scotland > Real estate > Planning - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is best known for its extensive public sector client roster but is also routinely called upon by energy clients and other developers requiring assistance with various developments – most notably renewable energy projects – and associated transactional and environmental law matters. Non-contentious issues at these intersection are typically led by the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is the key contact for judicial reviews, planning appeals and inquiries into decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals.

Scotland > Employment > Employment - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP stands out for its extensive public sector client base, including many local authorities, which is complemented by team head Bruce Caldow’s specialism in sports sector work. Recently, the team has been most active in the contentious space, handling investigations, disputes with trade unions and employment tribunal defence against claims of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal, among others. Typical non-contentious instructions include TUPE transfers, business reorganisations and compliance.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP demonstrates a track record in the full array of commercial property matters; examples include residential and commercial development, distressed property, real estate finance, lease re-gears and portfolio transactions. John Meehan fronts the practice which is knowledgeable of an equally broad spectrum of asset classes, namely residential, retail, healthcare, telecoms, utilities, hospitality and leisure.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP combines its construction, projects and dispute resolution expertise to assist public sector clients, contractors and housing associations with the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts - many of which pertain to the provision of social and affordable housing -, procurement law matters and associated disputes. Michael Conroy and infrastructure and projects head Euan Pirie are the main contacts for non-contentious work and Laura McCorquodale for construction and engineering disputes, including professional negligence claims.

Scotland > Real estate > Planning - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is best known for its extensive public sector client roster but is also routinely called upon by energy clients and other developers requiring assistance with various developments – most notably renewable energy projects – and associated transactional and environmental law matters. Non-contentious issues at these intersection are typically led by the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is the key contact for judicial reviews, planning appeals and inquiries into decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals.

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP demonstrates a track record in the full array of commercial property matters; examples include residential and commercial development, distressed property, real estate finance, lease re-gears and portfolio transactions. John Meehan fronts the practice which is knowledgeable of an equally broad spectrum of asset classes, namely residential, retail, healthcare, telecoms, utilities, hospitality and leisure.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP combines its construction, projects and dispute resolution expertise to assist public sector clients, contractors and housing associations with the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts - many of which pertain to the provision of social and affordable housing -, procurement law matters and associated disputes. Michael Conroy and infrastructure and projects head Euan Pirie are the main contacts for non-contentious work and Laura McCorquodale for construction and engineering disputes, including professional negligence claims.

Scotland > Real estate > Planning - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is best known for its extensive public sector client roster but is also routinely called upon by energy clients and other developers requiring assistance with various developments – most notably renewable energy projects – and associated transactional and environmental law matters. Non-contentious issues at these intersection are typically led by the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is the key contact for judicial reviews, planning appeals and inquiries into decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP combines its construction, projects and dispute resolution expertise to assist public sector clients, contractors and housing associations with the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts - many of which pertain to the provision of social and affordable housing -, procurement law matters and associated disputes. Michael Conroy and infrastructure and projects head Euan Pirie are the main contacts for non-contentious work and Laura McCorquodale for construction and engineering disputes, including professional negligence claims.

Scotland > Real estate > Planning - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP is best known for its extensive public sector client roster but is also routinely called upon by energy clients and other developers requiring assistance with various developments – most notably renewable energy projects – and associated transactional and environmental law matters. Non-contentious issues at these intersection are typically led by the Glasgow-based Peter Ferguson, while the Edinburgh-based Jennifer Jack is the key contact for judicial reviews, planning appeals and inquiries into decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP combines its construction, projects and dispute resolution expertise to assist public sector clients, contractors and housing associations with the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts - many of which pertain to the provision of social and affordable housing -, procurement law matters and associated disputes. Michael Conroy and infrastructure and projects head Euan Pirie are the main contacts for non-contentious work and Laura McCorquodale for construction and engineering disputes, including professional negligence claims.

Scotland > Employment > Employment - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP stands out for its extensive public sector client base, including many local authorities, which is complemented by team head Bruce Caldow’s specialism in sports sector work. Recently, the team has been most active in the contentious space, handling investigations, disputes with trade unions and employment tribunal defence against claims of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal, among others. Typical non-contentious instructions include TUPE transfers, business reorganisations and compliance.

Scotland > Employment > Employment - Tier 4 firms

Harper Macleod LLP stands out for its extensive public sector client base, including many local authorities, which is complemented by team head Bruce Caldow’s specialism in sports sector work. Recently, the team has been most active in the contentious space, handling investigations, disputes with trade unions and employment tribunal defence against claims of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal, among others. Typical non-contentious instructions include TUPE transfers, business reorganisations and compliance.

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➣ Banking & Finance
➣ Energy & Natural Resources
➣ Entrepreneurs
➣ Food & Drink
➣ Healthcare
➣ Individuals & Families
➣ Insurance & Risk
➣ Manufacturing
➣ Marine Economy
➣ Public Sector
➣ Commercial Property
➣ Retail
➣ Rural Economy
➣ Sport
➣ Technology
Transport

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➣ Agriculture & estates
➣ Broadcasting & media
➣ Charities & Social Enterprises
➣ Commercial Property
➣ Corporate
➣ Community Group projects
➣ Debt Recovery
➣ Dispute Resolution
➣ Employment law
➣ EU, regulatory & competition
➣ Family law
➣ Franchising
➣ Housing
➣ Information law
➣ Infrastructure & Projects
➣ Intellectual Property
➣ IT & outsourcing
➣ Land Registration
➣ Licensing
➣ Local Government
➣ Minerals
➣ Partnership law
➣ Planning & environmental
➣ Private Client
➣ Procurement
➣ Professional negligence
➣ Restructuring & insolvency
➣ Rural Business

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Our aim is for our colleagues and clients to feel included, valued and nurtured within their business environment irrespective of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Our Diversity Group ensures we promote the importance of diversity internally and externally through the development of our culture and our practice.

We take our corporate social responsibilities seriously and HM Community, our CSR programme, is central to ensuring our continued success. In our work and behaviour, we strive to apply these important principles: to behave ethically; to contribute positively to our economic and natural environment; and to improve the quality of life for our three main stakeholder groups.

We understand that, both collectively and individually, we should seek to have a positive influence on our three key stakeholder groups: our people; the legal profession; and the communities in which we and our clients’ work.

We undertake initiatives in the community and use our skills and resources to support people in need and to improve access to justice, encouraging our colleagues to involve themselves in community projects. We provide a wide range of pro bono legal services to community and charitable organisations. A number of our Partners sit on the governing bodies of charitable and not-for-profit bodies, while all HM colleagues are given up to two CSR days per annum for charitable/voluntary work.

We also support a variety of charitable organisations, not only in terms of cash donations but also through donating time and ongoing fundraising support.

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Carolyn Morgan Partner She has considerable experience in advocacy, having conducted many Sheriff Court… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Tom Thomas Partner Tom specialises in intellectual property and technology related matters (including outsourcing)… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Scott Kerr Partner Scott has a wide range of experience in advising on corporate… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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James McMorrow Partner James advises the firm’s public, housing and third sector clients in relation to… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Peter Ferguson Partner Peter specialises in planning and environmental law and he advises a range of… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Jennifer Jack Partner Jennifer leads our public law litigation and public inquiries practice across Scotland. Jennifer… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Michael Conroy Partner Michael is highly experienced in the drafting and negotiation of building… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Calum MacLeod Partner Calum is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Crofting… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Ross Thomson Partner Ross’ practice covers the areas of real estate & banking and… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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John Meehan Partner Clients come to John for his strategic advice on how to… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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David Bell Partner David is a Law society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Commercial… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Chris Noble Partner Chris is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Limor Wolfe Partner  Limor is a partner in our Commercial Property team, with more… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Euan Pirie Partner Euan is head of our Infrastructure & Projects team, a key… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Pamela Niven Partner Pamela leads the firm’s Private Client team. She has a wealth… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Julie Doncaster Partner Julie Doncaster, Inverness & Highlands Lawyer, advises clients on wills, estate and… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Jenny Smith Partner Jenny has experience of all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation,… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Graeme Nisbet Partner Graeme is Head of our Rural Team and Project Partner for… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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E-Ming Fong Partner E-Ming is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Suzanne McGarrigle Partner Suzanne specialises in defender personal injury work, covering the full range from employer… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Heather Calderwood Partner Heather has experience in a variety of civil litigation including road traffic, medical… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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James Lloyd Partner James heads the firm’s Insolvency team and has advised on corporate and personal insolvency related… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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John Pringle Pringle John regularly acts for lenders and borrowers in a broad spectrum… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Andrew Hunter Partner Andrew is the lead partner of the Licensing team and is accredited by… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Jill Fryer Partner Jill has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Fiona Neilson Partner Fiona advises a wide range of businesses, primarily family owned and… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Amy Mackenzie Senior Associate Amy specialises in advising family owned businesses and owner-managed businesses,… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Donald Munro Partner Donald Munro predominantly deals with clients in the family owned/owner managed… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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David Kaye Partner David specialises in Business Law and franchising. He acts as Company… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Craig McKerracher Partner Craig is a Partner in our award winning Corporate team who… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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David Kerr Partner David heads Harper Macleod’s Dispute Resolution team in Glasgow, leading on… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Fiona Pask Partner Fiona acts in a number of complex and high value litigations.… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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John McHugh Partner John specialises in commercial disputes. His main focus is in the area… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Amanda Masson Partner Amanda has specialised in Family Law for the majority of her… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Alexis Harper Partner   Alexis is a member of the Family Law Association and has experience… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Andrew MacKenzie Partner Andrew deals with a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Andrew Upton Partner Andrew advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Ian Davidson Partner Ian is a partner in our Elgin office with a wide… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Caroline Summers Partner Caroline specialises in all aspects of commercial property work.  She has… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Karen Gibbons Partner Karen is a highly experienced family law solicitor who is accredited… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Kelly Fraser Senior Associate Kelly provides advice and assistance to our public sector clients,… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Tom Gray Partner Tom specialises in real estate and has particular experience in rural… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Laura McCorquodale Partner Laura is a commercial litigator within our dispute resolution practice in… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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Andrew Maxwell Senior Solicitor Andrew can provide advice to employers and employees on all… Scotland Harper Macleod LLP
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We have a considerable international practice and work both with domestic clients who are doing business across the globe, and with clients based outside Scotland and the UK who require legal representation here. In the past three years we have acted in matters involving work in 70 international jurisdictions. We have developed a network of specialist firms in lead markets around the world, which enables us to make the right connections for our clients while still allowing us oversight of their projects if required. We also have a range of international desks managed by lawyers within Harper Macleod who have a connection with that jurisdiction. These desks cover: Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the US.

As one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, we also regularly work collaboratively with firms from other jurisdictions in relationto Scots law matters.

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