Kelly Fraser > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
G1 3PE

Work Department

Public Sector


Senior Associate

Kelly provides advice and assistance to our public sector clients, particularly in relation to charity law, data protection, information law, corporate structures, governance, commercial contracts, compliance and regulatory issues. She regularly advises on charitable and social enterprise structures, including governance arrangements, and assists organisations in applying for charitable status.

Kelly is the principal advisor to a number of the firm’s clients in relation to data protection matters, in particular providing advice and support regarding clients’ obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018, and advising on data protection matters raised in connection with a variety of commercial arrangements.

As well as data protection, Kelly has extensive experience in advising clients on information law matters generally, in particular, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

As Harper Macleod’s initial point of contact for all referrals through the sportscotland expert resource framework, Kelly works closely with sportscotland and many of the sports governing bodies, advising on a broad range of matters including data protection, charity law, commercial contracts, regulatory and compliance issues.


LLB (Hons) Dip LP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

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 > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

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.