Jill Fryer > Harper Macleod LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Harper Macleod LLP
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Jill has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in relation to public procurement; competition law including UK and EU merger control, state aid, anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance; other regulatory matters; and all types of commercial contracts.

In relation to public procurement, Jill regularly advises on strategic issues such as the choice and structure of procurement procedures; shared services; competition law; pricing methodologies; TUPE implications; supplier performance; and challenges to the procurement procedure and contract award decisions.  Jill also assists with the conduct of procurement procedures (including competitive dialogue) and all procurement and subsequent contractual documentation.  Jill also advises on post-award issues such as insolvency of contractors, permissible extension to contracts and changes to contract conditions.

In relation to subsidy control, Jill’s advice includes structuring projects to ensure compliance; assisting with responses to subsidy control complaints; providing advice on subsidy control compliance for the benefit of project funders; and advising on the interaction between subsidy control rules and public procurement.

Jill also advises both private sector and public sector clients in relation to all types of commercial contracts including contracts for services, agency, distribution, licence agreements, franchise agreements, terms and conditions of business, joint venture agreements, funding agreements and loan agreements.

Jill also advises on regulatory matters including statutory powers and duties, data protection and freedom of information, corporate governance and corporate constitutional matters.


LLB (Hons) Dip LP

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

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 > Public sector > Local government

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) > 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.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising

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.