Harper Macleod LLP

0141 221 8888

Harper Macleod is a leading independent Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso, offering a full range of commercial and personal legal services across Scotland, the UK and further afield. At Harper Macleod, it's all about you, not us. We put your needs at the heart of everything we do. We believe that your success determines our success and because no two clients are the same to us, we'll work harder than anyone else to understand your needs and objectives. You need problem solvers and advisers, not just lawyers. Our inquisitive nature means you can be sure we'll get under the skin of your business or personal related matter and provide you with an effective solution. It's this drive that sets us apart and delivers a better outcome for you or your organisation.

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Mary Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710113848

Always been very satisfied with the service provided


I have been a customer over many years for business and personal matters. I have always been very satisfied with the service provided and have found everyone I have dealt with to be both friendly yet always professional.

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Kenneth Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710113540

Extremely impressed and satisfied with the professionalism and service


We have been extremely impressed and satisfied with the professionalism and service we have recieved from Harper Macleod LLP in their Inverness and Glasgow office and would happily recommend to others.

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Anonymous Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710113242

Delighted to be a client of the firm


I was extremely pleased at how I was looked after at Harper Macleod, and I'm delighted to be a client of the firm.

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Mr and Mrs Grains Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710112952

Would recommend Harper Macleod to anyone


Quick, efficient, professional and friendly. Would recommend Harper Macleod to anyone. thanks

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Anna Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710112344

Brilliant, friendly service


Brilliant, friendly service - always helpful and happy.

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Zena Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710112130

Very satisfied with the service


Very satisfied with the service. I was kept up to date with progress on a regular basis.

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Robin & Celia
Robin & Celia Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710111728

A very efficient service


A very efficient service and personalised.

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Michael & Gillian
Michael & Gillian Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710111351

Service was friendly and efficient


Continue as you are. We were able to make an appointment at short notice. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Anonymous Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710111118

Fantastic service


Fantastic service from Karyn - worth every penny!

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Anonymous Added 2 months ago Report to admin
July 10, 2019 20190710110923

Very helpful and quick to sort my affairs out.


I found Karyn Richmond very helpful and quick to sort my affairs out.

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Jack Added 1 day ago Report to admin
September 14, 2019
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Over the last 7 years I have used Harper and MacLeod services including dealings with my elderly mother. During each consultation I have found them to be professional, tine giving and empathetic towards each of the challenges discussed. I have qualms in recommending their services to family and friends.

I would personally like to extend a special thank you to Jacqueline Meikle, Julie Steel and Pamela Niven for their time, patience and expertise during each individual consultation.

Many thanks Jack Craig

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Raymond Added 10 months ago 2 found this helpful Report to admin
November 16, 2018
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Raymond Strathearn


After reading the reviews I am delighted I will not be pursuing my losses with this company. Victoria came on the phone didn't know the facts of the matter at all. The only fact she did know was her fee, then at the end of the call saying "bye-bye" in a sarcastic high voice...like she had won the conversation...Anyone reading this please use Digby Brown they care more about the clients losses, rather than money-making.

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Harper Macleod LLP responded to this review on 16 November, 2018

Hi Raymond, Thank you for getting in touch to let us know you were not satisfied with the service you received. We have passed your message onto our team for review and if you would like to discuss the matter further please get in touch at marketing@harpermacleod.co.uk. Thank you.

Christopher Added 10 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
November 02, 2018
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Christopher Scarr


Criminal lawyer

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Sara Added 1 year ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
April 08, 2018
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Sara Shaw


Stay well away, completely unprofessional unethical company. Phoned and emailed after an initial meeting got no response and then got sent a letter with huge bill for work not requested or discussed with no discussion of price beforehand.

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Carol Added 1 year ago Report to admin
March 14, 2018
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Carol Gibney


Definitely would stay clear of this company. Myself and my partner dealt with Alex one of the partners, concerning family issues with his ex wife. Not client friendly ie.. rude, obnoxious, disinterested, left feeling exasperated after our meeting. Avoid!

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Harper Macleod LLP responded to this review on 19 March, 2018

Hi Carol, We're sorry to hear that you've had a bad experience and would like to find out more. We don't have a partner named Alex - could you please email us at marketing@harpermacleod.co.uk and we will get some more information from you? Thank you.

About This Branch


In 1988, Lorne Crerar and another young partner in a Glasgow court firm took a couple of support staff and converted its business division, which had recently started, into a separate commercial practice. The new start was Harpers, which subsequently took over a niche corporate firm called Macleods, to become Harper Macleod. In 2002, Martin Darroch joined the firm as Finance Director and was appointed Chief Executive in 2006 - Harper Macleod was the first firm in Scotland to appoint a non-lawyer chief executive - with the now Professor Crerar as Chairman. Over the years the firm went from strength to strength, expanding its footprint all over Scotland. In 2014, the firm took over niche private client practice, Bird Semple, to significantly extend its offering in personal legal services. Today, Harper Macleod is one of the largest professional partnerships in Scotland, serving clients and their interests in Scotland, the UK and beyond and generating in excess of £26 million in turnover - a figure that has consistently grown regardless of the economic backdrop.

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  • Inheritance Tax
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Children's Serious Injury
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Child Law
  • Wills
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Marriage and civil partnerships
  • Accident At Work
  • Professional trustees
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Professional Discipline
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Accident Abroad
  • Redundancy
  • Family Leave
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Elderly care
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Media and Sports
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Repossessions
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Family law
  • Back Injury At Work
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Pay Issue
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Motorbike Accident
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Annulment
  • Financial Matters
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Employment Law
  • Pension and property advice
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury Compensation
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Fall From Height
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Housing Associations
  • Child contact
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Collaborative Law
  • Insurance brokers
  • Flexible Working
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Notary
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Housing disputes
  • Planning
  • Car Passenger
  • Probate
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Pension Law
  • Trusts
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Transfer of title
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Lease Extensions
  • Fixed Fee Divorce
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Workplace Slip and Trip
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Accidents At Sea And Cruise Injury
  • Surveyors
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Manual Handling
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Engineers
  • Child Abduction
  • Mesothelioma Compensation
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Accountants
  • Tax
  • Broken Bone Or Fracture
  • No Win No Fee
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Civil partnerships
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Dispute resolution - civil mediation
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Extending your Lease
  • Housing Management
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Military
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Against The Council
  • Head Injury At Work
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Family Mediation
  • Injunctions
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Elderly care home fees
  • Right to Manage
  • Divorce
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Property Disputes
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Asbestosis
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Asbestos Compensation
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Consumer Rights
  • Child Access
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Remortgaging
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Child Maintenance
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Horse Riding Injury
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Second charges
  • Financial advisors
  • Gardening Leave
  • Barristers
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Car Accident
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Child Custody
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • IT professionals
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Tax consultants
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Leasehold properties
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Transfers of equity
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Litigation Law
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Separation Agreement
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Disputed Probate
  • TUPE
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • MRSA Claims
  • Amputation
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Part Time Workers
  • Sports Injury
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Social Services
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Fatal Accident
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Pleural Plaques (Scotland)
  • Medical Negligence
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Dental Negligence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trusts
  • Valuers
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Motor Insurance Policy
  • Bus and Coach Accident
  • Architects
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Children's Accident
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Stress at Work
  • Skiing Injury
  • Fatal Asbestos
  • Disputed Trusts
  • Serious Injury
  • Disputed Wills
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Burns, Scars and Lacerations At Work
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Separation
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Senior Executives
  • Professional Negligence law
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Supermarket Accident
  • Injunctions
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Tinnitus
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Industrial Disease Compensation
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Cycling Accident
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Children
  • Defective Work Equipment
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Intellectual Property
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Debt Recovery
  • Maritime and Shipping
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Small businesses
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Data Protection
  • Slander
  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Rights of way issues
  • Development agreements
  • In-house training
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Developer disputes
  • Mediation
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Construction
  • Tax
  • Banking
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Employment - business
  • Charities
  • Share option schemes
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Franchising
  • GDPR
  • Contract law
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Equestrian property
  • Corporate finance
  • Agency agreements
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Summary Judgment
  • Competition law
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • Copyright
  • Engineering contracts
  • Asset Tracing
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Setting up a business
  • Commercial Contracts and Agreements
  • Commercial Law
  • Planning law
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Insurance
  • Purchase of development land
  • Aviation
  • Development plot sales
  • Energy
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Statutory Demands
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Credit Control
  • Patents
  • Environmental policy law
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Management buyouts
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • Corporate Law
  • Framework agreements
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Licensing
  • Domain Names
  • Development loan facilities
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Commercial Leases
  • Health and Safety
  • Farming disputes

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