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Harper Macleod LLP

Local Government

Band 2ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

An experienced team acting for local authorities throughout Scotland. Noted for work across a range of areas, including defence of judicial review, contentious and non-contentious housing matters. Also handles public procurement and state aid work as part of a broad public sector focus.


Clients say: “The firm is professional with a friendly outlook. It has provided services through the pandemic, and the advice is concise, clear and easy to understand.”

Work highlights

Advised Glasgow City Council and CPGI on the £648 million project for the sale, purchase and leaseback of several real estate assets transferring to CPGI to fund the council’s equal pay settlement.

Notable practitioners

James McMorrow is a key partner at the firm.

Department Information

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Our Public Sector team has substantial experience of advising local government in Scotland, acting for 21 of the 32 Scottish local authorities. As a result, our team has a proven track record of working in partnership with local authorities across Scotland on a broad range of projects. We deliver high quality, cost-effective legal services which support our clients to achieve their objectives and deliver best value.

We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that we can draw upon and deliver specialist expertise and experience whenever it is needed in our role as external legal advisers. We provide clients with a full range of legal, regulatory, strategic and commercial advice, helping them to deliver services in an increasingly challenging environment.

Local Government

Harper Macleod LLP


The Ca'd'oro

45 Gordon Street


Glasgow City


G1 3PE

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