James McMorrow > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
Harper Macleod LLP Offices
45 GORDON STREET
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James advises the firm’s public, housing and third sector clients in relation to corporate, commercial, regulatory and public procurement issues.
He regularly advises clients on complex, high value and high profile projects in the public sector and has a strong track record in helping to develop innovative funding and service delivery models across a range of sectors, including the affordable housing, charity, community renewable energy and sports sectors.
LLB (Hons) Dip LP
Harper Macleod LLP has considerable experience in providing state aid advice to local councils across Scotland; it also acts for private sector clients on a broad range of competition matters. Specific areas of expertise include public procurement, merger control, anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance. James McMorrow heads the practice and is recommended for post-Brexit advice around the UK’s new subsidy control regime.
Harper Macleod LLP’s team is retained by a mix of UK-wide charities, social landlords, faith-based charities and trusts. It displays particular strengths in charity law issues, disciplinary matters, governance queries, charitable incorporations, as well as data protection and employment law matters. James McMorrow and Derek Hogg jointly lead the group, which also includes Jennifer Jack, who deals with a broad spectrum of judicial appeals and disputes. At associate level, Kelly Fraser focuses on data protection and information law issues, as well as incorporations and compliance matters.
Harper Macleod LLP‘s local government offering is split into a contentious arm, led by Jennifer Jack, and a transactional segment led by James McMorrow. In the former, local authorities and arm’s-length external organisations routinely retain the group to assist with commercial actions, public procurement disputes and judicial reviews, while typical work in the non-contentious sphere includes corporate, commercial and funding matters alongside procurement and state aid advice on various projects.
Harper Macleod LLP is highly regarded in the social housing market with an extensive client roster of registered social landlords (RSLs) alongside various other players in the sector, such as local authorities, government bodies and private sector developers. Alongside its in-depth sector expertise, clients also benefit from the practice’s multidisciplinary approach, enabling it to provide full-service advice on M&A and group restructuring, private placement deals, construction and regulatory matters, among other issues. While co-head Derek Hogg‘s emphasis lies on governance, regulatory and constitutional matters – a focus he shares with Collette Miller – co-head James McMorrow specialises in corporate, commercial, regulatory and public procurement.
- Leading individuals - Scotland > Real estate > Social housing
- Social housing - Scotland > Real estate
- Charities and not-for-profit - Scotland > Private client
- Local government - Scotland > Public sector
- EU and competition - Scotland > Corporate and commercial
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Social housing
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Private client > Family
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Public sector > Local government
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer
- Insurance > Personal injury: defender
- Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Construction
- Employment > Employment
- Real estate > Planning