E-Ming Fong > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
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E-Ming is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in all aspects of general commercial litigation. Her particular specialism is in civil fraud.

E-Ming is regularly instructed to help resolve commercial disputes for her clients, either by way of negotiation or through litigation. E-Ming is particularly adept at obtaining interim urgent orders from the courts across Scotland in order to protect her clients’ assets and interests swiftly and, where possible, without notice.  She has appeared in the Sheriff Courts and in the Court of Session (Outer House, Inner House and also in the Commercial Courts). She has extensive experience in respect of breach of contract claims, major and complex fraud, professional negligence claims, commercial property disputes and intellectual property disputes.

E-Ming’s clients range from major financial institutions and institutional landlords, through to SMEs and individuals. Her caseload is varied but usually involves complex and high value disputes, acting for both pursuers and defenders. Her cases often require the instruction of experts in order to assist the court, whether those experts be from the engineering, scientific or professional fields. She also combines her industry-wide experience in reputation management when advising clients on all aspects of dispute resolution.


E-Ming leads the firm’s civil fraud team and she is an active and longstanding Scottish member of the International Fraud Group. The IFG is a network of 32 legal firms covering 54 key jurisdictions.  The IFG meets bi-annually in London and across the international network in order to build global ties and share local knowledge in asset tracking and fraud disruption.  She is also a member of the Fraud Womens Network.


LLB (Hons), Dip LP, NP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment

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 > Professional negligence

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) > Intellectual property

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) > IT and telecoms

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.