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Chairman: Professor Lorne D Crerar CBE

Chief Executive: Martin Darroch

Number of partners: 72

Number of other fee-earners: 173

Contacts 

Banking & Finance: Tony Cameron

Banking Litigation: Sandy Hastie

Construction: Michael Conroy

Corporate/M&A: Donald Munro

Debt & Asset Recovery: Andrew Hunter

Dispute Resolution: Sandy Hastie

Employment: Bruce Caldow

Energy & Natural Resources: David Bone

Family/Matrimonial: Amanda Masson

Franchising: David Kaye

Infrastructure & Projects: Euan Pirie

Insolvency: James Lloyd

Intellectual Property: Jamie Watt

Information Technology: Tom Thomas

Licensing: Andrew Hunter

Medical Negligence: Elizabeth Mitchell

Personal Injury: Elizabeth Mitchell

Planning & Environmental: Peter Ferguson

Professional Negligence: Sandy Hastie

Public Sector & Housing: Derek Hogg

Real Estate: John Meehan

Real Estate Litigation: Carolyn Morgan

Residential Property: David McIndoe

Restructuring & Corporate Recovery: Gordon Hollerin

Rural (inc. Agriculture & Estates): Graeme Nisbet

Sport: Bruce Caldow

Wills, Trusts & Executries: Pamela Niven

Transport (inc. shipping & Marine): Chris Kerr

THE FIRM 

Harper Macleod LLP is a leading full service Scottish independent law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Elgin, Lerwick and Thurso. The firm provides services to businesses, organisations - public & private sector - and individuals. Recognised as Scotland’s firm of the year eight times, it is one of the country's largest professional partnerships.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK 

Harper Macleod acts principally for clients in the following industry sectors: banking & finance; energy & natural resources; food & drink; healthcare; insurance; real estate & construction; retail; rural economy; public and third sector; sport; technology; and transport. It provides a full range of private client services, including family law.

Key areas of work include:

Banking & Finance

Advising banks and borrowers, the team acts for many of the country's main funders, including mezzanine funders and alternative finance providers. It also advises non-funder clients on banking and finance issues.

Energy & Natural Resources

Specialises in renewable energy projects and minerals, advising developers, landowners, community groups, planning authorities and funders on all aspects of the energy supply chain.

Real Estate & Construction

One of Scotland's largest property practices, the team advises clients across the private, public and third sectors and works with leading operators in the industry, including Scottish Government, investors, developers and their funders, main contractors, specialist subcontractors, purchasers and tenants.

Corporate

Among Scotland's most active dealmakers, the firm advises clients from entrepreneurs to multi-nationals and acts for many of Scotland’s leading family-owned, employee-owned and owner-managed businesses.

Dispute Resolution

One of the largest teams of dispute resolution solicitors in Scotland, including one of the most prominent teams in the Commercial Court in Edinburgh. Has been involved in some of the most complex litigations in Scottish courts as well as notable Supreme Court cases.

Employment Law

The team acts for clients across all sectors - from Government agencies and public sector organisations, to multinational corporations, family-owned businesses and leading third sector employers.

Personal Injury & Reparation

The firm's significant insurance practice both pursues and defends all aspects of claims for leading insurers and individual clients. The team also provides advice on complex insurance, litigation and risk matters for corporate clients.

Public Sector

The firm advises Scottish and UK public authorities as well as clients in the private sector who interact with the public sector. Clients include: central government departments; government agencies; NDPBs; local authorities; regulatory bodies; charities and community organisations; further and higher education institutions; and regeneration agencies. Harper Macleod also has one of Scotland's leading housing practices, acting for many large registered social landlords.

Sport

The team is recognised as Scotland’s leading sports law practice, representing governing bodies, clubs, organisations and individuals. Harper Macleod was Official Legal Advisers to both the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Transport (including Shipping & Marine)

Advises in areas including road, haulage and rail. Experience ranges from major road infrastructure projects to mergers and acquisitions. Also has extensive experience in shipping and marine transport.

Major Projects

The firm advises a wide range of stakeholders - from government and public sector bodies to multinational companies and lenders - on major projects and project finance. The specialist Infrastructure & Projects team is a leading practice in capital projects and also advises on high-value and public sector procurements.

Healthcare

Provides a full service to clients in the sector, particularly the sale and acquisition of healthcare businesses involving major trade consolidators, and regulatory matters.

Food & Drink

The team's clients range from start-ups and microbreweries to some of Scotland's biggest producers and brands. Harper Macleod's specialist licensing team is one of the country's leading practices.

Retail

Advises clients from high street brands to online operators on everything from brand management to property advice. Harper Macleod has a particular specialism in franchising.

Rural Economy

Advises rural businesses and organisations of all types and sizes, including some of the country's leading rural sector bodies. Advice covers: rural business; marine economy; agriculture, fishing & forestry; individuals and families.

Family Law 

The firm's family team advises individuals on all aspects of family law across Scotland, including a focus on modern family units and family creation. The team includes five Law Society of Scotland accredited specialists, one of whom holds all three family law specialisms.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022

Contributions

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Trends and Developments

Sports Law 2022 in UK

Authors: Bruce Caldow

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs
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Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant
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Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant
Band 3
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Administrative & Public Law
Band 3
Banking & Finance
Band 3

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Graeme Nisbet
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Amanda Masson
Band 3
Jenny Smith
Band 3
Karen Gibbons
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Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant


Heather Calderwood
Band 3

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Eminent Practitioners
Band 1
Jennifer JackAdministrative & Public Law
David J BoneEnergy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
David KayeFranchising
James LloydRestructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency
Derek W HoggSocial Housing
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Jennifer JackCivil Liberties & Human Rights
Jennifer JackEnvironment: Climate Change
Euan PirieInfrastructure: PFI/PPP
Jamie WattIntellectual Property
Sandy HastieLitigation
Gordon HollerinRestructuring/Insolvency
James S W McMorrowSocial Housing
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Tony CameronBanking & Finance
Euan PirieConstruction
Michael ConroyConstruction

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