Harper Macleod LLP

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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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very professional

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I always felt the service I was provided with was very professional.

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Staff courteous.

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January 09, 2019 20190109000000

Jenni Hear was helpful and provided a very efficient service.

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Jenni Hear was helpful and provided a very efficient service.

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January 08, 2019 20190108000000

Separation

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Jenny Smith was very on hand and understood my tight timescales and no time while out of office to ensure I was able to complete on my house purchase by ensuring I was aware of all points of my seperation agreement.

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Margaret
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December 21, 2018 20181221000000

I am so pleased with how you handled my case.

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I had not had a claim ever so I had no idea what to do. The 2 girls dealing with my case were excellent.

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The service received was both efficient and friendly.

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The manner in which our business was conducted (including explanations/clarifications) helped us to better understand the various legal situations and options available ect…

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December 13, 2018 20181213000000

excellent service

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Thank you very much for your excellent service

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December 11, 2018 20181211000000

I would recommend you to family and friends!

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Your help, patience and care of my health and situation was first class. Thanks you will never be enough

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December 11, 2018 20181211000000

I was seen at short notice which helped my situation immensely.

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Overall service was excellent and very efficient.

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very helpful and understand

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Raymond Strathearn

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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.

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Criminal lawyer

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Sara Shaw

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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 Gibney

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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.

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Keith J Chandler

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Dedicated team of private client, corporate and property lawyers. Small enough to be a partner-led firm, but with a broad experience across a range of sectors

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  • Professor Lorne Crerar

    Professor Lorne Crerar is one of the two founding partners of the firm and is the firm's Chairman. Lorne is the firm's Senior Partner in the Banking & Finance and Sports Sector Groups and is an active member of the Public Sector Group. He is retained by several institutions as their principal legal advisor and is responsible for the creation and implementation of the firm's ongoing strategic policy. Lorne has wide experience of the operations of the public sector and has been appointed by The Scottish Government to undertake a number of independent reviews. His report on Phase 2 of the Enterprise and Skills Review in 2017 led to the creation of a new Strategic Board for Enterprise and Skills in Scotland, and saw him appointed as Chairman of the Implementation Board set up to deliver on its aims. His Independent Review of Regulation, Audit, Inspection and Complaints handling of public services in Scotland - "The Crerar Review" - saw most of his key recommendations enshrined in statute – The Public Sector Reform Scotland Act 2010. In June 2004, he was appointed a non-Executive Director of the Scottish Government with responsibility for the Justice Department.

  • Martin Darroch

    Martin Darroch leads the management functions at the firm and has full responsibility for setting and delivering the strategic direction of the business. Martin is Client Relationship Manager for a number of our key client appointments. He is skilled in the delivery of effective project management structures, selection of teams, KPI development and overall contract management to satisfy both internal and external scrutiny. Martin trained and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 with BDO Stoy Hayward. Upon qualifying, he joined RMD Chartered Accountants (Deloitte 1999) as part of the corporate finance team. Martin joined Harper Macleod LLP in 2002 as Finance Director. He was appointed Chief Executive of Harper Macleod in 2006. Since his appointment as Chief Executive, he has delivered one of the fastest growing professional services firms in Scotland in terms of both turnover and profit and created an award-winning business at both national and international levels including: Law Firm of the Year in Scotland – eight times Department for Work & Pensions “Best Value” Supplier 2012 Best Managed Professional Services Firm in Europe – MPF Award Winner 2009, Runner-up 2008 and Shortlisted 2010

  • David

    David has carried out the legal work for developers, landowners or planning authorities on some of Scotland's largest renewable developments including Windy Standard (1996), Novar (1997), Beinn Ghlas (1999), Deucheran Hill (2001), Bowbeat (2002), Crystal Rig (2004), Causeymire (2004), Rothes (2005), Paul's Hill (2006), Steven's Croft (2007), Dalswinton (2008), Green Knowes (2008), North Rhins (2010), Crystal Rig Extension (2010), Mark Hill (2011), Rosehall (2012), Rothes II (2013) and Mid Hill (2014) and Crystal Rig 3 (2016). This work has contributed over one gigawatt of built capacity to Scotland's renewable energy targets. Since the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff in 2010 he has assisted Knowes Housing Association and Berwickshire Housing Association with large-scale solar panel projects, helped 3 developers install single turbines on various sites, worked on several community turbine projects and advised on hydro and renewable heat schemes. He has also assisted on wind, solar and consultancy projects in England, Wales, N. Ireland, France, Chile and Turkey. David is also the lead Partner for Forestry Commission Scotland in their roll-out of large parts of the National Forest Estate for wind and hydro projects. David has acted as legal adviser to the Scottish Renewables Forum since its inception in 1999 (seeing the organisation grow to over 300 members and a position as the leading forum for the Renewables' industry in Scotland). He has been a member of Scottish Renewables' Wind Working Group and Economics and Markets Working Group and has contributed a host of articles to Industry magazines and spoken at, and chaired, numerous industry conferences. He was described by the Scotsman newspaper in 2006 as 'the man acknowledged as Scotland's authority on renewable energy law', he won the prestigious 'Partner of the Year', Award at the Cuthbert Scottish Legal Awards in 2006 for his work in Renewable Energy, he was described in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession as 'a standout figure in the sector' whose knowledge of wind farms is 'second to none' and he led the Harper Macleod team to the Energy Team of the Year title at the 2011, 2013 & 2016 Scottish Legal Awards. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists David as a "Leader in the Field" in Energy & Natural Resources.

  • Omar Ali

    Omar has over 10 years experience in the energy sector acting for developers, landowners and funders in large and small scale renewable energy projects including wind, hydro and solar pv. He also acts on behalf of developers and investors in the acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects and carrying out due diligence on energy projects. Omar also has extensive experience in a wide range of real estate work including acquisition, disposal, investment and commercial leasing (for both landlord and tenant). Omar was a member of Harper Macleod’s award winning Energy Team of the Year 2013 and is also part of the Scottish Renewables Small Wind Steering Group.

  • David Bell

    David acts for both public and private sector organisations in relation to sales, purchases, leases and general estate management work, including the Scottish Court Service, the Scottish Prison Service, the Home Office, JD Sports, Caffe Nero and Dulux Decorator Centres. High profile transactions include: •The sale of Princes Square Speciality Shopping Centre, Glasgow and the adjoining Guildhall office development on behalf of Clerical Medical Investment Group Limited and Britel Fund Trustees Limited (£107m). •The acquisition of the Cerium Building, Glasgow on behalf of Rreef Investment GmbH (£21m). •The acquisition of Princes House, Glasgow on behalf of HansaInvest Hanseatische Investment GmbH (£16.6m). •The sale of Thistle Marches Shopping Centre, Stirling. •The purchase of Quartermile 2 office development, Edinburgh for AFIAA Scotland AG (£23m). •The acquisition of a large number of high value investment properties for clients of CBRE Global Investors Limited. David is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Commercial Leasing.

  • Heather Calderwood

    Heather has experience in a variety of civil litigation including road traffic, medical negligence, credit hire, employer liability, public liability and beauty claims. Heather specialises in complex personal injury reparation involving catastrophic injuries, fatalities, fraudulent claims, indemnity disputes, liability disputes and medical negligence. In this role Heather acts for a variety of insurance companies, private individuals and private companies in connection with litigated and non-litigated claims and regularly appears in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and handles a wide range of cases in the Court of Session. Heather regularly provides training for clients' on variety of issues including developments in case law and aspects of Scottish court procedure. Heather is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the world’s largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services. Within this role Heather is also a member of her local Institute, the Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists Heather as a "Leader in the Field" in Personal Injury, where she is described as "meticulous and focused in her case preparation." The Legal 500 2017 notes that Harper Macleod has "a strong profile in industrial disease and employers’ liability matters" and describes Heather as "realistic, pragmatic and determined" and notes that she is praised for her "phenomenal preparations and attention to detail".

  • Bruce Caldow

    Bruce specialises in employment law and heads the firm's employment law practice. He advises in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters and acts primarily for employers along with executive and senior-level employees before the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Bruce advises on all aspects of employment law across each of the public, private and third sectors. Bruce’s practice extends beyond Scotland with Bruce regularly advising our clients who have pan-UK operations and beyond. Bruce edits the employment law chapter of Greens’ Scottish Lawyer’s Factbook. Business immigration is an increasingly important area of Bruce’s practice with clients recently including businesses and individuals alike seeking Bruce’s guidance and support through planning and implementing recruitment, or leave to remain issues. Bruce also leads the firm’s sports law practice. In this role Bruce advises the firm’s many sports clients in relation to regulatory, disciplinary and governance matters. Clients include the Scottish Rugby Union, for whom Bruce is the national team's lawyer, Scottish Gymnastics Association and Scottish Swimming. Bruce is a chairman for the SFA judicial panel and regularly chairs judicial and appellate panels further to the judicial protocol. Bruce writes regularly on sport and the law in a number of publications and is member of the editorial board of the leading publication "Sports Law Administration and Practice". Bruce has previously undertaken lengthy secondments assisting In-House Legal Counsel to the International Rugby Board. Bruce led the team to the prestigious "Employment Team of the Year" award at both the Scottish Legal Awards and the Law Awards of Scotland 2012.

  • Tony Cameron

    Tony has significant experience in acting for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of transactions including acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance, housing finance, asset finance, working capital solutions and restructuring/refinancing. Tony’s expertise also extends to, among other areas, advising on guarantees, intercreditor issues, challengeable transactions and hedging documentation. He regularly handles and helps to structure complex and high-value transactions, often involving multi jurisdictional issues, and is able to draw on knowledge and skills gained in his background in large-scale project finance transactions. Having spent time on secondment in a non legal role within the corporate and structured finance team of a major UK bank, Tony delivers a service which is sharply focused on the requirements of a lender and equally applies an understanding of bank processes and motivations to achieve the best possible outcome for borrowers. He enjoys strong relationships with all of the lenders operating in the Scottish market and has acted for a range of well known Scottish businesses in relation to their banking and finance requirements. Tony is focussed on ensuring that clients’ aspirations are met both in terms of achieving the best deal possible and delivering transactions within the timeframes required. Chambers UK 2018 notes that department co-head Tony Cameron wins plaudits from clients, with one saying: "He's very astute with attention to detail, and very commercially savvy."

  • Michael Conroy

    Michael is highly experienced in the drafting and negotiation of building and engineering contracts and associated documentation for a wide variety of projects including: construction of public buildings, offices and industrial premises; hotels; retail developments; residential developments including student accommodation; road and infrastructure works; and plant and renewable energy projects including off-shore works. He also provides advice in relation to contentious construction matters representing clients in adjudication and providing a specialist resource for the firm's Litigation team. As well as acting for clients within the construction sector (contractors, sub-contractors and professionals), he also acts for their employers and parties having an interest in projects (both private and public sector organisations) covering a wide range of industry sectors including commercial real estate (investors and developers); retail and leisure (occupiers/operators); banking (development and acquisition finance providers); housing (for private sale or social rent); and energy (renewables and natural resources). Clients for whom Michael has acted include: Scottish Government; Scottish Prison Service; Scottish Court Service; Forestry Commission Scotland; Glasgow 2014 Limited; Highlands & Islands Enterprise; Global Infrastructure; Natural Power Consultants Limited; Glasgow Housing Association Limited; River Clyde Homes; Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership; HSBC ; Clydesdale Bank plc; Allied Irish Bank; and Co-Operative Bank plc. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists Michael as a "Leader in the Field" in Construction Law, where he has been recognised as having "the essential abilities of being able to articulate to a client the processes involved in the matter in hand, and to give the client confidence and reassurance." One source was impressed by his ability to "juggle all the issues" on a complex matter.

  • Peter Ferguson

    Peter specialises in planning and environmental law and he advises a range of stakeholders, including planning authorities, regulators, statutory consultees, developers, objectors, landowners and funders. His workload is a broad mix of advocacy, advisory and transactional work. Advocacy: Representing clients at inquiry and hearing sessions held in relation to: appeals against refusal of planning permission; applications for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act; Examinations of Local Development Plans; Compulsory Purchase Orders; and applications for Necessary Wayleaves under the Electricity Act. Advisory: Providing advice on: legislation and regulations; consenting strategy; development plans; planning appeals; and enforcement action. Transactional: Negotiating Planning Obligation agreements (formerly Section 75 Agreements) and other planning related legal agreements; carrying out planning and environmental due diligence for developers and funders; dealing with planning and environmental matters arising from property and corporate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Peter was the in-house counsel and company secretary of Scottish Resources Group. In that role he developed expertise regarding the development and regulation of large scale coal mining, wind energy, property development and waste projects. He brings a client’s perspective and commercial experience to the delivery of legal services.

  • E-Ming Fong

    E-Ming is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in all aspects of general commercial litigation. E-Ming is regularly instructed to help resolve commercial disputes for her clients, either by way of negotiation or through litigation. 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, commercial property disputes, intellectual property disputes, major and complex fraud and professional negligence claims. 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 is a member of the Fraud Women's Network and The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO). She is also affiliated to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. E-Ming's wide and varied experience in resolving contractual disputes and her commitment and drive ensure that her advice is always commercially focussed in order to meet her clients' needs.

  • Jacqui Fraser

    Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with all aspects of property finance and commercial property transactions. She is also one of the main contacts for the firm’s banking clients for general banking advice, lending and secured recoveries. Jacqui leads on real estate finance within the Banking & Finance team, advising on property backed security documentation for both banks and financial institutions and borrower clients across a wide range of industry sectors including healthcare, renewables, food and drink and agriculture. She is particularly valued by clients for her transaction management, ensuring the desired timescales and outcomes are delivered. Jacqui is regularly involved in acting on the Scots Law aspects of multi jurisdictional transactions both for funders and large corporate clients. She has also drafted and updated standard form lending and security documentation for many lenders operating in the UK market. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession noted that Jacqueline Fraser heads the property finance team and delivers “pragmatic and clear advice,” Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession listed Jacqui as a "Leader in the Field" in Banking & Finance, where she impresses sources with her positive work ethic, with one commenting: "I get the sense all the time that she wants to give the best advice." She maintains close relationships with lender and borrower clients of the firm.

  • Gordon Hollerin

    Gordon has over 25 years' restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency experience. He advises banks and financial institutions, administrators and liquidators in large scale restructuring and insolvency assignments and supports some of the world’s top banks and financial institutions. Gordon also heads up Harper Macleod's international team, working with clients and law firms across the world. The Legal 500 UK has ranked Gordon as one of the elite leading lawyers in Scotland in Insolvency & Corporate Recovery and have inducted him into their "Hall of Fame", for partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. They note that Gordon "can be relied upon for his no-nonsense, straightforward and commercial approach." Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession ranks Gordon as a "Leader in the Field" in Restructuring/Insolvency, where peers say he "knows the subject matter backwards. He's got the balanced view that comes from years of experience." Gordon was accredited as a commercial mediator by CEDR in 1994 and is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland Commercial Mediation Accreditation Panel. Gordon is a member of the team that won the award for Regional Firm of the Year at the UK Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2014 and Insolvency Team of the Year award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2012. He is recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Insolvency and Restructuring in BestLawyers.com.

  • Andrew Hunter

    Andrew is the lead partner of the Licensing team and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in licensing law. He is the principal contact for the firm's liquor licensing clients, which include Belhaven Brewery Company Limited, Lidl UK GmbH and BP Oil UK Limited. His role involves providing legal advice to clients on liquor licensing, betting and gaming licensing, and civic government licensing matters. He attends the licensing boards on behalf of clients throughout Scotland. Andrew is also a Partner in the Insolvency team, who won the prestigious "Insolvency Team of the Year" award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012 and “Regional Insolvency Team of Year” at the 2014 Insolvency and Rescue Awards. His role involves providing advice to clients on debt recovery and insolvency matters, both at personal and corporate level. This includes initial insolvency work such as sequestration petitions, petitions for liquidation and appointment of administrators as well as acting for trustees, liquidators and administrators in post insolvency recovery work. Andrew has been a part time tutor in Civil Procedure at the University of Glasgow Diploma in Legal Practice since 2010. He is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Licensing Law Sub-Committee. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists Andrew as a "Leader in the Field" in Licensing.

  • David Kaye

    David is specialises in Business Law and franchising. He acts as Company Secretary to a large number of companies including Retail Trust, Bees Nees Media, Talk Holiday, Chryson and is an Arcadia nominated Governor of Fashion Retail Academy. David is an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland. He was the first Scottish Lawyer recognised as a 'Qualified Franchise Professional' by the BFA. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists David as a "Leader in the Field" and expert in Franchising and commercial law, where clients admire his broad commercial know-how and businesslike manner. "He's just thoroughly professional and always offers good counsel. He has a wide knowledge of retail and a good network of people in the industry." Observers also note his "calm manner" and "strength at negotiation." David is on the Council of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a Director of Glasgow International Jazz Festival. He became Honorary Consul in Glasgow to Latvia in 2016.

  • David Kerr

    David acts for clients in civil and commercial disputes in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession described David as "very tenacious and diligent" and "has an ability to understand, and cut through, the technical issues even in the most complex cases."

  • Karen Lang

    Karen specialises in property matters, in particular residential conveyancing, throughout the whole of Scotland. Her work includes negotiating house purchases and sales, handling re-mortgages, and the letting of domestic properties, acting for both landlords and tenants. She also can assist with transfers of title, boundary disputes and title queries, title defects (and the rectification of same) property disputes and can provide advice on aspects of property ownership in general. She has experience in advising in the purchase and sale of rural properties and estates, the acquisition and refinance of property portfolios and investment properties and is also involved in purchasing small sites for developer clients and their subsequent sales. Karen also undertakes commercial property work, the letting of smaller business premises and can help with rent reviews, lease extensions and terminations.

  • Jacqueline Leslie

    Jacqueline specialises in Wills, inheritance tax planning and the administration of estates, both straight forward and complex. She has many years of experience in the creation, administration and winding up of all types of trust, including personal injury trusts. Jacqueline also prepares financial and welfare powers of attorney for clients and acts for clients in the creation and administration of guardianships. She is also member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. Jacqueline is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as specialist in Trust Law.

  • James Lloyd

    James heads the firm's Insolvency team and has advised on corporate and personal insolvency related matters for a number of years. He advises creditors, banks and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of insolvency litigation. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists James as a "Leader in the Field" in both Restructuring/Insolvency and Personal Insolvency, where he is noted for having a strong reputation in the market, his clients appreciate his ability to "do an extremely good job under difficult circumstances." Sources note "He's good. He tells you as it is." James has been recognised as a "World Leader" in commercial litigation by Who's Who Legal. James is a member of the team that won the prestigious "Insolvency Team of the Year" award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012.

  • Anne Macdonald

    Anne is the Lead Partner of our HM Connect network and heads up our Business Development Team. HM Connect is a referral and support network for high street and rural law firms which operates via Harper Macleod offering its full complement of legal services and expertise to such law firms on a fee-sharing, non-client poaching basis. HM Connect has over 300 member firms throughout Scotland. Anne set up HM Connect in 2008 and has since developed HM Connect into Scotland's leading referral network, with over 30% of all legal firms in Scotland. Anne is the co-founder and organiser of the Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) and is a Council Member for Glasgow & Strathkelvin Constituency of the Law Society of Scotland. Anne won the title of "Up & Coming Lawyer of the Year" at the Law Awards of Scotland 2010 and was part of the team which was awarded "Energy Team of the Year" at the Scottish Legal Awards 2011 and 2013. Anne led her team to a finalist position for "Best Business Development Team" at The Lawyer Management Awards 2013 in London and most recently won Support team of the Year award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2016.

  • James MacGregor

    James predominantly advises clients in the family owned and owner managed sector. He has wide experience of transactional corporate matters and focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), disposals, investments (with a focus on venture capital transactions), shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, demergers, and succession planning. Recent deals include: •Acting for the founders of leading energy services firm Everwarm on its merger with Lakehouse (creating an enlarged group with annual sales of circa. £240m). •Acting for the Indian-owned Hero group on the sale of HEROtsc (now rebranded as Webhelp UK) to the French based private equity backed Webhelp group (£77m). •Acting for Highlands & Islands Enterprise on the sale of the operating company of the Cairngorm Mountain ski resort to Natural Retreats. •Acting for Kent Foods Limited and its parent on recent transactions including the buy out of Connacht Gold, acquisition of Velgrove Foods and acquisition of Paramount Chocolate (£8.4m). •Acting for Connelly Security Systems Limited (CSS) on acquisitions of security services businesses. •Acting Wesley Owen Limited on the disposal of its Scottish and Northern Irish retail stores. •Acting for the Scottish Motor Auctions group (SMA) on corporate restructuring and reorganisation projects. •Acting for various clients on group reorganisation projects including demergers, share buy backs and capital reductions. He is a dual qualified solicitor in both Scotland and England & Wales.

  • Amanda Masson

    Amanda is highly experienced in all family law matters. She has attained three accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland namely Family Law, Child Law and Family Law Mediation. She is a member of CALM and the Family Law Association. Amanda is qualified to provide clients with numerous options in terms of dispute resolution in family law. Amanda is an experienced litigator. She regularly appears in the Sheriff Court in cases involving the welfare of children and financial matters. She is also well versed in Court of Session litigation, having been instructed in many key family law decisions. Amanda regularly deals with negotiated cases, recognising that court is not always the best place in which to resolve family law disputes. She has particular experience in relation to high value financial provision, child relocation cases and adoption. Amanda has experience of representing the interests of children in family law cases, being regularly instructed by Glasgow Sheriff Court to prepare child welfare reports in cases where the welfare of children is in issue. Amanda is a trained Childline Volunteer Counsellor. She has recently obtained the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, which she finds invaluable in delivering legal services with empathy and understanding. Amanda is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 and attracts praise for her ‘great listening skills’, ‘decisive approach in finding solutions’ and for being ‘highly knowledgeable’. Amanda has trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners. Amanda believes that family law cases should be managed with sensitivity and discretion, working with clients to identify and achieve their aims so that clients can be active participants in shaping the future outcome of their case. Amanda is passionate about legal education, sharing knowledge and the future development of family law. She has been a tutor on the Strathclyde University Diploma in Professional Legal Practice for many years. She is regularly invited to speak at professional conferences, sharing knowledge and experience with the legal profession. Amanda often contributes articles in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Green's Family Law magazine, and the Family Law Association magazine. Recent publications have included articles on child relocation, court procedure in family actions, and the resolution of complex disputes regarding the welfare of children.

  • David McIndoe

    David is highly experienced in private client work, including house purchase and house sale, re-mortgage, wills, trusts and executry work. He is involved with all aspects of Adults with Incapacity and he deals with Powers of Attorney and Guardianship orders. David also has experience in small and medium sized commercial property acquisitions. David is involved in conveyancing matters for the firm's extensive social housing clients, including Right to Buy, Shared Ownership, and the various Shared Equity schemes under LIFT. He has experience in advising lending institutions and housing associations on large scale finance facilities. He also acts for the Scottish Government on all Shared Equity matters and has been the lead partner in the Scottish Government’s Help To Buy (Scotland) scheme, which has involved thousands of property transactions. He is currently completing his STEP accreditation for private client matters and he manages a number of trusts for the firms clients both as legal advisor and Trustee. He is actively involved in asset protection strategies for a number of High-Net-Worth clients in conjunction with other professional advisors.

  • Dawn McKenzie

    Dawn has responsibility for the overall supervision of the debt recovery team, raising and administering actions on a large scale and instructing enforcement and collection of debts, including rent and other arrears from tenants and factored owners who receive services from the firm’s various housing clients. She has primary responsibility for reporting to clients both in person and through our case management system, quality control of all work and supervision of the debt recovery team. She has significant experience in dealing with high profile cases which may often involve media interest and issues of policy. She provides advice and guidance on issues of principle and assists clients in determining the most appropriate and cost effective method of recovery. Dawn was commissioned by W. Green & Son to annotate the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2001. The annotations are published as part of W.Green and Sons, Essential Legislation guides. She is also an author of an article on the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2001, published in the Scots Law Times, Issue 25 2003. Her book “Debt Legislation”, a complete guide to the legislation in this area, was published in December 2012. Dawn lectures part time for the University of Strathclyde in their ordinary Degree in Law of Banking and Finance Course.

  • Craig McKerracher

    Craig specialises in advising family-owned businesses, owner-managed businesses and employee-owned businesses as well as business owners in relation to a variety of transactions including the implementation of shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, share buy backs, reductions of share capital, management buy outs, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Craig is also involved through the firm's relationship with sportscotland in advising a significant number of sports governing bodies in Scotland on incorporation, constitutional and corporate governance matters. Craig is also involved with a number of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in Scotland, including the provision of advice to the national body for BIDs in Scotland. Recent deals include: •Acting for a family-owned group of companies in the oil & gas supply chain industries on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; •Acting for a family-owned freight management group of companies on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; •Acting for the family-owned group of companies in the food production sector on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; •Acting for the owners of an oil and gas supply chain business in the retirement sale of its business and assets to the UK subsidiary of a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; and •Acting for several owners of veterinary practices in relation to the sale of their businesses to a consolidator of nationwide veterinary surgeries. Craig is, together with Paula Skinner, a co-ordinating tutor on the Company Law elective course which forms part of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Craig was nominated and shortlisted for the "Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year" award at The Law Awards of Scotland 2011.

  • James McMorrow

    James advises the firm's public, housing and third sector clients in relation to corporate, commercial, regulatory and public procurement issues. He regularly advises clients on complex, high value and high profile projects in the public sector and has a strong track record in helping to develop innovative funding and service delivery models across a range of sectors, including the affordable housing, charity, community renewable energy and sports sectors. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession lists James as a "Leader in the Field" in Social Housing, where clients note that he is "very experienced and knowledgeable" and provides "sound and clear advice,"

  • John Meehan

    John is recognised as a "Leader in the Field" in both Banking & Finance and Real Estate by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500. Clients come to John for his strategic advice on how to shape and structure their deals for the best commercial solution. With his wide ranging experience in all aspects of real estate law, real estate finance, insolvency related property matters and tax, John ensures that all stakeholders’ interests are considered. John has an excellent reputation for being efficient, firm and fair. John’s work includes: •land and development deals (including clawback & overage) •property joint venturing •property finance/forward funding •investment •landlord/tenant •risk analysis & strategy for realisation or restructuring of distressed property or insolvency •coordinating due diligence on property related due diligence. He has his own dedicated team of lawyers with whom he has worked for over 10 years. In larger deals, he is the principal contact for clients and manages the various specialisms and other external professional advisers to keep the deal on the commercial track. As well as the advisory work, John also deals with the project management of lawyers on other deals at home & abroad.

  • Alexis Harper

    Alexis is a member of the Family Law Association and has experience in all matters relating to family law including separation, divorce, financial provision, cohabitation and residence and contact disputes relating to children. She has developed solid advocacy skills in the course of her career representing clients at Sheriff Courts across Scotland in relation to matters concerning their children and their finances. Alexis is particularly focused on cases involving financial provision on Divorce and has acted for clients who are involved in high value divorce actions both at the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session involving individuals who have resided across Scotland. Alexis has delivered training and presentations both externally and internally relating to financial provision on separation and in particular in relation to the treatment of business interests on Divorce. These presentations have been delivered across the firm's offices. Alexis is a tutor on the family law elective at Strathclyde University and has tutored on the Professional Competence Course. She is also trained in Collaborative Practice and is a member of Consensus and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a recommended lawyer in Family within The Legal 500 where clients describe her as ‘highly intelligent and very experienced’; praised for her ‘warm and professional approach’ and ‘hard work put in to representing her clients’ views’, and is also noted for her ‘authority and leadership in a crisis’. Alexis was also recently asked to sit on the appeal committee board for a charity in order to provide independent view relating to a complaint against the organisation.

  • Elizabeth Mitchell

    Elizabeth is an experienced commercial litigator, who has run cases in all areas of contentious insurance law, from road traffic pursuer and defender claims to general personal injury, employment, professional negligence, medical negligence, contractual disputes and home right claims. In addition the department also handles Public, Occupier's and Employer's Liability claims. Elizabeth leads a team that has a large portfolio of insurance clients/claims referral companies dealing with various types of claims. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession described Elizabeth as "commercially focused and bright" and "always aware of clients' needs."

  • Carolyn Morgan

    Carolyn is qualified to practise and represent clients in courts in Scotland as well as England and Wales. Carolyn handles a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, having conducted many Sheriff Court cases across the country, as well as appearing in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Scottish Land Court. As well as having the expertise to deal with contractual disputes, Carolyn works closely with the Real Estate team, advising on a wide variety of contentious issues, such as dilapidations, refusal of landlord's consent and disputed rent reviews. She has acted for some of the UK's leading companies, handling complex interdict and breach of interdict actions, contamination of land disputes, issues relating to recovery of heritable property, access rights and the removal of undesirables from property, as well as general landlord and tenant disputes. She also deals with cases involving neighbour disputes, boundary and title condition issues, as well as nuisance and breach of missives. Recent highlights include: •Successfully advising EMI Group Limited in relation to a challenge to the jurisdiction of the court in a claim where the landlord sued a tenant’s guarantor for sums due by the tenant in terms of a lease (reported case: Sauchiehall Street Properties 1 Limited v EMI Group Limited 2015 Hous.L.R.24) •Advising and successfully negotiating settlement of an application to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland for compensation following the making of a compulsory purchase order She is a member of the Property Litigation Association and has presented several CLT seminars on property litigation matters. Carolyn also works closely with the firm’s Private Client team. She has provided advice to executors, potential claimants and beneficiaries with the aim of ensuring that any challenge to a will can be resolved quickly, as well as being involved in court actions for the appointment of a financial and /or welfare guardian. Carolyn has an interest in sports law and sits on the Board as Honorary Legal Adviser to Commonwealth Games Scotland. She is responsible for providing advice on legal and constitutional issues to the Board of CGS, in relation to selection, preparation and management of Scotland's team for the main games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. Carolyn is also Chairperson of the Conduct in Sport Panel for Scottish Gymnastics Association.

  • Donald Munro

    Donald Munro predominantly deals with clients in the family owned/owner managed sector. He advises on matters corporate including providing advice on a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions, statute and regulation, corporate governance and compliance and succession planning. Donald's contribution to the family owned business sector was recognised at The Scottish Family Business Awards (2012) where he was awarded the Chairman's Award in recognition of creating one of the first university courses in the UK dealing with family business and the law. Within the latest issue of "Legal Experts", a Legal 500 publication, he is recognised as an expert in the areas of corporate and M&A. He is described as a "Leader in the Field" in the area of Corporate/M&A (Chambers UK), where clients remark that he is a "good ambassador" for the team and he is "praised by commentators for his sector knowledge". Harper Macleod’s Corporate team was awarded "Corporate Firm of the Year" at the Law Awards of Scotland 2009 and Donald was also nominated for "Corporate Lawyer of the Year" at the same awards in 2007. Check some of the deals Donald and his team have been involved in at our up-to-date corporate deals table. Donald is also involved in post graduate education. He is course author and co-ordinator for both the Business and Financial Awareness and Family Business courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University.

  • Lesley Murphy

    Lesley has developed wide-ranging expertise in the full spectrum of employment work, advising clients in diverse sectors in relation to employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal litigation as well as non-contentious HR issues from restructurings and redundancies to day to day issues such as disciplinary, grievance and absence management. Lesley is also highly experienced in advising on the staff related aspects of acquisitions, mergers and outsourcings. She has acted in several high profile employment cases for different clients, often involving multiple claimants numbering in the hundreds, if not thousands. These have included representing a Central Government Agency in connection with multiple employment status claims, an NDPB in multiple claims under the equal pay legislation; and a local authority off shoot in relation to mass litigation brought under the TUPE Regulations. Lesley was awarded an LLM with distinction in the Law of Employment Relations by the University of Leicester and is also is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Employment Law. She is a member of the team that won the prestigious "Employment Team of the Year" award at both the Scottish Legal Awards and the Law Awards of Scotland 2012.

  • Graeme Nisbet

    Graeme is Head of our Rural Team and Project Partner for a number of the firm's key clients including Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Cairngorms National Park Authority. He and his 15-strong Rural Team are not only specialists in the law but have a deep understanding of the commercial opportunities which arise in Scotland's thriving modern rural communities – acting for more than 40 estate owners, 30 community groups and many agricultural businesses. As Project Partner for FCS, Graeme represents them in their acquisition and disposals programme, including a number of high-profile land disposals and land management issues, in addition to providing ad-hoc advice to the in-house property and procurement teams. Graeme represents a number of other public sector and quasi-public sector clients in a variety of property related transactions, ranging from acquisition and disposals to leases and management agreements. He is also the Client Relationship Partner to a number of the firm's clients who hold large property portfolios, providing advice on property matters, including acquisitions, disposals, development, leasing, estate management and property finance.

  • John Pringle

    John regularly acts for lenders and borrowers in a broad spectrum of transactions including general corporate banking, acquisition finance, real estate and development finance, mezzanine finance, invoice and asset finance, housing finance, shipping finance, investment finance, crowd funding and restructuring/refinancing. He has drafted and updated standard form lending, security, guarantee and invoice financing documentation for many lenders operating in the UK market. John is also regularly involved in complex and high-value transactions, often with multi jurisdictional issues. John’s expertise also includes, amongst other things, all forms of fixed and floating securities, guarantees, intercreditor issues, hedging and derivative issues, challengeable transactions and deal structuring. He is active across various sectors including healthcare, retail, renewables, food & drink and sport. John has experience working with a range of lenders from large international financial institutions (including most major lenders active in the UK market), to government backed investment funds, pension schemes and niche lenders and acts for numerous well known Scottish businesses in relation to their banking and finance requirements.

  • Paula Skinner

    Paula is head of the entrepreneurial team at Harper Macleod that focuses on advising entrepreneurs on all legal aspects of their business. Her personal specialism is advising entrepreneurs on corporate transactions such as investments (including equity crowdfunding), acquisitions/disposals and restructures. She works with businesses at all stages of their life cycle – from inception of idea to funding to exit. Paula previously worked in-house at a venture capitalist and within the investment team at Scottish Investment Bank. Her team completed over 186 transactions over the past 3 years, 74 of them being equity investments and 27 being M&A transactions. You can review some of the deals Paula and her team have been involved in at our up-to-date corporate deals table. Paula is recommended as a "Leader in the Field" in corporate law in Scotland where she is described as "an expert in angel investing." She is recognised for her expertise in crowdfunding, and a market insider reports: "There are no gaps in her knowledge or understanding of the market." (Chambers UK). The Legal 500 regards her as a "Next Generation Lawyer" and The Law magazine listed her in the Hot 100 of Lawyers for 2015 across the UK (the only lawyer from a Scottish firm to be listed). Paula has in the past participated in an entrepreneurship course by Babson College at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Jenny Smith

    Jenny has experience of all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation, civil partnership, financial provision, cohabitant claims, preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and issues to do with children including residence and contact. She has a particular interest and experience in the financial issues arising from separation and divorce, often involving high net worth, complex or unusual matters. She has been involved in many complicated cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. Jenny is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law as well as an accredited family mediator. She is trained in interdisciplinary collaborative practice. She is dual qualified in Scottish and English law. Jenny is a tutor in family law on the Strathclyde University Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. She is a committee member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. She is also a committee member of the local Glasgow collaborative practice group. She delivers talks, both externally and internally. Jenny's current caseload features several mid to high net worth divorce cases. They include litigated and negotiated cases, the latter including cases where the collaborative practice has been adopted. She has several cases involving the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements and has seen an increase in the number of clients referred to her for these types of agreement. Jenny is calm, pro-active and organised in her approach. Her aim is always to resolve cases in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible. She is an active promoter of collaborative practice through her committee involvement. She is described by sources in the 2018 edition of Chambers UK as particularly experienced in handling matrimonial finance cases arising from separations, often with business issues involved. Clients praise the level of service she delivers, describing it as "efficient, straightforward and uncomplicated". She is also described in the 2017 edition as "a real source of knowledge and support on English law matters" and as "very clear-thinking and very good on financial provision" and in the 2016 edition as “gentle, patient and non-confrontational in a way that facilitates good outcomes”.

  • David Steel

    David has more than 35 years of commercial property and commercial conveyancing experience with particular emphasis on: Wind farm and hydro developments Acquisitions and disposals Land Options Commercial Leases and occupational agreements Overage and clawback agreements Development agreements Mineral leases Large scale property securitisation and certification He has acted for many high-profile and prestigious clients including Forestry Commission Scotland (particularly in relation to renewable energy schemes), Scottish Government (on a range of property matters), Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, the Secretary of State for Transport, Stirling Council (including the disposal of the Councils' interest in the Thistle Shopping Centre), Land Securities, the University of Glasgow and Optical Express. David is a member of the Law Society Panel for Accreditation in Commercial Leases and annotated the Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act 1857 in 'Scottish Conveyancing Legislation'. He is a regular speaker at conferences on real estate and commercial leases. He has also been called upon by other firms of solicitors to give opinions on property matters and disputes. David is a member of the team that won Energy Team of the Year at the 2011 and 2013 Scottish Legal Awards.

  • Tom Thomas

    Tom specialises in intellectual property and technology related matters (including outsourcing) as well as mainstream corporate acquisitions, sales, structures, drafting and negotiating commercial arrangements, and agreements. Tom also has extensive experience within the renewable energy and sport sectors. Tom is senior partner in the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology practice and is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He was previously a member of the panel of independent experts appointed by Nominet UK, the UK level domain name authority, to adjudicate on domain name disputes. His experience includes: Acting for the Scottish Professional Football League (formerly the Scottish Premier League) in relation to its broadcast and sponsorship agreements since 1998 including recent agreements with Sky, BT Sport, the BBC, YouTube, BBC ALBA and overseas rights distributor MP & Silva. Advising Glasgow 2014 Ltd in relation to the host broadcast agreement for coverage of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; advising sportscotland and various sports governing bodies in relation to corporate and commercial matters. Advising the Forestry Commission Scotland in relation to various wind and hydro renewable energy initiatives and their implementation. Advising the Highlands and Islands Enterprise in relation to its £146million next generation broadband agreement with BT. Advising various agencies and directorates of the Scottish Government in relation to commercial contracts and corporate matters Advising a Scottish public body in relation to an outsourcing and shared IT services venture with several other Scottish public bodies. Advising various community organisations in relation to renewable energy projects. Advising Webhelp in relation to various outsourcing agreements to the mobile telecommunications and financial services sectors in the UK. Tom has lectured part-time for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Glasgow Graduate School of Law on the Formation and Management of Companies.

  • Kathryn Black

    Kathryn is dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales and has over 15 years experience in all aspects of Real Estate matters. Her work includes: Property development, land acquisition, overage/profit share and JV agreements Working for landlords & tenants throughout the UK on their leased portfolio Property finance transactions Property contracts and leases for PFI/PPP, Infrastructure and Projects Property aspects of corporate transactions, including finance and restructuring Residential development, land assembly and plots sales Utilities She is a key part of the team offering led by John Meehan and on the larger deals which require the support of more than one of our Real Estate teams. Kathryn has a loyal client following who value her same skills to explain the options & risks clearly in complex deals and for her tenacity in delivering the commercial goal through her legal work.

  • Susie Cowan

    Susie advises clients on all aspects of inheritance and asset protection. She is experienced in drafting wills and in inheritance tax planning. She deals with all aspects of powers of attorney, including drafting and assisting clients in the operation of powers of attorney. Susie assists clients in the management of their investments, liaising with stockbrokers, financial advisers and collective investment managers. Susie has extensive experience in the winding up of estates, including post death inheritance tax planning through use of deeds of variation. Susie also advises on Trusts, from the drafting of Trust Deeds through administration of Trusts, Trust accounting and dealing with assets passing out of Trusts to beneficiaries. Susie's work includes the administration of a number of charitable Trusts. Susie has been a Tutor in Private Client for the Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University from 2004 to date.

  • Amy Dickson

    Amy is an experienced Personal Injury solicitor and delivers advice and assistance to insurer and individual clients in relation to pursuer and defender cases, including high value cases. Amy has significant experience in relation to serious injury cases, credit hire and fraudulent claims. In addition, she provides training and assistance to the Personal Injury team for technical advice. She is technically sound in relation to all aspects of liability decisions and is experienced in dealing with Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability, Public Liability and all serious injury cases. She carries out regular appearance work in relation to actions raised in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including the All Scotland Personal Injury Court and the Court of Session. Amy has also appeared frequently before Sheriff Principals in relation to Appeal cases. Amy provides frequent training sessions to clients and third party organisations and provides opinions on prospects of success and valuations for pre- litigation and post-litigation cases. Amy runs our internal technical liability clinic for solicitors and paralegals in order to ensure we obtain a favourable, fair and just outcome for clients.

  • Lorna Davis

    Lorna is a Senior Associate and Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist, based in Glasgow, working for clients throughout Scotland and beyond. Ranked in this year's Chambers 'Associates to watch' list and sources say: "Her breadth and depth of knowledge is impressive," and add that "she's well grounded and practical, but has a personal approach." Also recommended in the 2017/2018 Legal 500 Directory, Lorna is described as ‘exceptional’ and ‘a pleasure to work with’. Lorna advises both employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment matters and has acted for a diverse range of clients including SMEs, large employers, public sector employers, higher and further education establishments and a High Commission. Lorna advises clients in relation to all employment law and HR matters including unfair dismissal, settlement agreements, redundancy, industrial relations, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of contract claims and the employment law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructures (TUPE in particular). Lorna appears at Employment Tribunals throughout Scotland and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal sitting in Edinburgh and has engaged in judicial mediation on behalf of employer clients at the Employment Tribunal. A recently work highlight was successfully representing a public body in the first appellate level social media misconduct case. Lorna also has significant experience of Sheriff Court and Court of Session cases involving business protection and in particular, the protection of confidential information by way of the enforcement of restrictive covenants by way of interdict and/or damages actions. Separately to Lorna's primary practice, Lorna acts for employees in professional regulatory hearings including the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC(S)), the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

  • Paul Greenhill

    Paul is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law, and specialises in real estate transactional work involving commercial properties in Scotland, England and Wales. He has a wide range of experience of commercial leasing of retail, office and industrial premises both north and south of the border and also represents property investors in purchases and sales of commercial properties. Paul represents a large number of personal pensions administrators in sales, purchases, leases and loan transactions for their SIPP and SSAS clients, and has represented several pension funds in acquiring high value industrial and retail properties throughout Scotland, together with ongoing lease management transactions. He has acted for a major call centre company in complex leasehold purchase transactions throughout England and Scotland, and has acted for several large retail clients in acquiring all of their leasehold portfolios throughout Scotland, England and Wales. Paul has recently acted for a number of large financial corporations in several major leasehold acquisitions across Scotland and England. In addition, Paul acted for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in documenting their transport and parking requirements. He has also represented a number of large public bodies in various lease and purchase transactions.

  • Natalie Dissake

    Natalie specialises in debt recovery litigation advising both public and private sector clients and she is involved in the case management of actions for recovery in simple procedure claims, ordinary cause actions and summary applications. She has experience in dealing with high profile cases which often attract media interest. She has expertise in the case management of defended actions, which requires particular knowledge of the civil procedure and practice of court actions in Scotland. Natalie also has experience in dealing with commercial actions together with mediation and case management conferences. She has particular expertise with regards to recovery of possession actions, both with regards to outstanding rental arrears and Anti Social Behaviour cases for a number of registered social landlords. Natalie provides advice and assistance with regards to regulatory issues in relation to the application of legislative developments for Registered Social Landlords and Public Bodies. She also has a wide range of experience in the enforcement procedures available to creditors on the award of a court decree or by way of summary diligence. Natalie also offers her clients Added Value Services in the form of re drafting policy guidelines and providing in-house training. The training can vary from court procedure, witness training and debt recovery collection techniques. She has also recently assisted the Lord Presidents Legal Secretary in the re drafting of a key piece of legislation.

  • Andrew Fraser

    Andrew advises clients, predominantly in the retail and franchising sectors, on a wide range of commercial matters, business structures and franchise operations. Andrew has significant experience in: Drafting UK and International Franchise Agreements. Drafting and negotiating Licence Agreements. Advising on the purchase and sale of existing franchised business. Reviewing and reporting on franchise documentation. Providing advice on expanding internationally through franchising and licensing. Assisting with Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in franchise networks. Drafting ancillary commercial documentation including Confidentiality Agreements, Deposit Agreements, Side Letters, Release Agreements and Trade Mark Licences. Recent work highlights include: Secondment to the role of Brand Protection Legal Manager at Glasgow 2014 Limited (The organisers of the XX Commonwealth Games). Advising a well known UK convenience food retailer on their worldwide expansion through franchising. Advising a Canadian based Franchisor on their entry into the UK market. Assisting a specialist digital media company with their international roll-out through the GCC States. Assisting a professional football team with a variety of brand protection matters. Prior to joining Harper Macleod, Andrew was a Franchise Consultant helping businesses to grow through franchising; existing franchisors to improve and expand their networks; and working with large retailers to franchise internationally. He has worked with a wide range of clients from sole traders to global companies, including Ralph Lauren, Esprit and American Eagle Outfitters. Andrew was shortlisted for ‘Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year’ at the Law Awards of Scotland 2014.

  • Marina Harper

    Marina is an experienced Personal Injury solicitor who specialises in fatal accident cases and serious injury. She has expertise and experience in dealing with all types of Personal Injury work arising from workplace accidents including occupational disease, road traffic accidents, accidents in public places and criminal injuries compensation claims. Marina deals with high value cases in Sheriff Courts and the Court of Session with regular appearances in courts throughout Scotland. She primarily deals with pursuing claims on behalf of individuals and has experience in defender work including representation of some of the UK's largest insurance companies. She is passionate about client care and as a senior member of our team she leads on technical training issues.

  • Lindsay MacEwen

    Lindsay has a wide range of experience within private client having specialised in this area since 2009. Lindsay advises on the preparation of wills, estate planning, succession planning for family businesses, executries (probate), trusts, inheritance tax and on adults with incapacity matters including powers of attorney and guardianships. Lindsay has a particular interest in adults with incapacity law including guardianships, arts and culture matters in a private client context, and dealing with high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs and their families. Lindsay is a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), tutors on the University of Glasgow’s Diploma in Legal Practice and is a council member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts.

  • Elizabeth MacGregor

    Elizabeth has wide experience of commercial property transactions, including sales, purchases and commercial leasing, having acted in the retail sector, office sector, pub/licensed trade sector, re-generation and further education sectors. She has particular experience in negotiating commercial leases for tenants. Most recently, Elizabeth has gained experience in the renewable energy sector, having acted for several of the firm's renewable energy developer clients in securing options over land required for wind farm developments (including acting for a wind energy developer client in a large multi-site project under the Feed-in-Tariff regulations) and for landowners in the grant of leases to wind developers and also the grant of leases for hydro schemes. She also has experience of solar PV scheme lease structures and leases for biomass systems. Whilst in the energy sector, Elizabeth also completed the financing of a large wind farm project (involving multiple landowners) where she acted for a major developer in completing the package of lease rights required to facilitate the wind farm, before taking the project through to financial close, which involved the grant of the necessary certificates of title and standard securities to funders. Elizabeth is currently working for our housing association clients and other public sector organisations in relation to all property and funding related matters, including site acquisitions (often involving overage arrangements), sales, leasing, drafting of deeds of conditions for housing developments and on the funding side, acting for lenders to the social housing sector in charging exercises involving the review of certificates of title. She also has experience in reviewing and assessing the enforceability of title conditions and in issues involving common good land.

  • Andrew Mackenzie

    Andrew deals with a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. He provides advice and representation in relation to banking and finance disputes, construction disputes, contractual disputes and energy disputes including pursuing and defending actions seeking interim orders and interim diligence. Andrew has particular expertise in banking litigation, and recently acted for the successful pursuer in the landmark case Cooper v Bank of Scotland [2014] CSOH 16. He also regularly advises clients in relation to alternative methods of dispute resolution, and has acted in a number of successful mediations.

  • Fiona Mcleod

    Fiona specialises in debt recovery litigation and is involved in all aspects of recovery actions in the form of simple procedure claims, ordinary cause actions, commercial actions and summary applications. Fiona regularly appears in Sheriff Courts across Scotland in respect of defended actions for various clients. She also has experience of wide ranges of enforcement action that can be undertaken after a successful court action. She has experience appearing on behalf of many housing associations in respect of raising and progressing court actions for recovery of possession. Fiona provides advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of recovery of possession. Fiona has particular experience in providing advice on how to deal with antisocial tenants; this includes but is not limited to antisocial behaviour orders, closure orders, interdicts and further alternative options to recovering possession of the property. Fiona has experience in dealing with high profile and sensitive cases which may involve media interest, providing advice and guidance for the most effective outcome. Fiona is recommend on the Legal 500 UK listing for Debt Recovery and Housing and regularly provides training to a number of clients in relation to legislative updates and all areas of unsecured recovery.

  • Collette Miller

    Collette provides advice and assistance to many Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), local authorities and other public bodies in Scotland, particularly in relation to governance, regulatory and constitutional issues. She regularly advises clients in relation to the application of legislative developments and the development and implementation of policy, as well as general advisory work. Collette undertakes a range of property, finance and contract work for the firm’s housing and public sector clients on a day-to-day basis. She is also the lead adviser to the firm’s housing and public sector clients on consumer credit-related issues and compliance with applicable requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority. Collette is experienced in advising on a wide range of local authority matters, including housing, public procurement, commercial conveyancing, contractual issues and litigation. Collette has experience of supporting local authorities with the establishment of shared services and alternative business structures.

  • Scott Milligan

    Scott advises clients in the private, public and third sector on a range of employment law issues, including matters arising throughout the whole employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination of employment. Scott conducts regular advocacy in Employment Tribunals for both claimant and respondent, having appeared in throughout Great Britain, and has prepared an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Recent appearance work includes the successful defence of an unfair and wrongful dismissal claim in an 8 day hearing. Scott works closely with the firm's Corporate, Infrastructure & Projects and Real Estate teams in relation to the employment aspects of commercial transactions, advising particularly in relation to TUPE implications. Scott has been involved providing advice to employers in large scale transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, with hundreds of affected employees. In such transactions, Scott has provided strategic advice on high level exits and workforce restructure in addition to all aspects of the TUPE process. In addition, Scott also has delivered seminars and training on employment related matters both in-house and externally to clients. Scott has been named as a recommended individual for employment law in the Legal 500 UK.

  • Craig Ramsay

    Craig works in the firm's Corporate department where he advises family owned and owner managed businesses on corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals. Craig also jointly heads up the firm's healthcare sector group where he advises care home operators, dentists, pharmacies and GP practices. Recent deals include: Legal advisor to care home operators under a Glasgow City Council pilot scheme aimed at making operators more resilient and competitive Acting for Ronnie Williamson on the sale of the Gate Healthcare group involving 3 care homes with a combined capacity for 140 residents Advising Carechoice Ltd on the sale of its portfolio of four care homes and a children's nursery across central Scotland with a combined capacity for 150 residents Acting for a national consolidator in the dental sector on a range of acquisitions throughout Scotland Acting for a national, family owned group operating in the healthcare sector on the disposal of 5 dental practices across the UK with a combined deal value of £1.2m. Advising the sellers of an owner-managed pharmacy in central Scotland on its eventual sale to a national operator for circa £3 million Acting for a family owned pharmacy group in central Scotland on a demerger of one of its pharmacy sites as part of a succession planning exercise

  • Lynne Stevenson

    Lynne specialises in real estate and is highly experienced in a full range of property transactions including acquisitions, lettings and disposals of rural and urban property; investment acquisitions, management and disposals; site assemblies for commercial and residential developments; development agreements; all manner of lease transactions; servitudes; and the acquisition, disposal, management, restructuring and refinancing of portfolios of property. She has a proven track record not only in mainstream property work but also in specialist sectors such as rural, forestry, petrol filling stations, tourism, leisure and hospitality, utilities, and telecommunications and has experience of advising a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.

  • Andrew Upton

    Andrew advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation to all litigious matters. His experience incorporates litigation at Sheriff Court and Court of Session level, principally contractual and property disputes, as well as actions at both the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. Andrew regularly represents clients in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including Commercial Actions. Through his experience in complex litigations, Andrew has developed forensic analytical skills, reviewing substantial volumes of documents and preparing reports on relevant facts, legal issues and prospects of success. He also has experience representing clients in quasi-judicial proceedings, including making written and representations to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and various disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies. Recent work highlights include: Advising Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority in their successful appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court against a decision to quash an Access Rights Enforcement Notice under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (reported case: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority v Renyana Stahl Anstalt, 2017 S.L.T. (Sh Ct) 138), and the subsequent appeal to the Inner House of the Court of Session (reported case: Renyana Stahl Anstalt v Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, 2018 S.L.T. 331). Successfully advising and representing Inverclyde Council in an appeal to the Sheriff Principal on the validity of pre-irritancy notices (reported case: Inverclyde Council v Prince of Wales Bar, 2015 Hous. L.R. 14). Advising Scottish Natural Heritage in their successful defense of an appeal to the Scottish Land Court by an owner of fishing rights concerning their refusal of consent to repair and replacement of croys and revetments in the River Tummel (reported case: Tummel Valley Leisure Limited v Scottish Natural Heritage, 2015 S.L.T. (Land Ct.) 117).

  • Amy Walsh

    Amy assists with the management and co-ordination of HM Connect network and, in particular, is responsible for the operation and development of the network in the East of Scotland. HM Connect is a referral and support network for high street and rural law firms which operates via Harper Macleod offering its full complement of legal services and expertise to such law firms on a fee-sharing, non client poaching basis. HM Connect has over 275 member firms located throughout Scotland. Amy is part of the team that was a finalist for "Best Business Development Team" at The Lawyer Management Awards 2013. She is the Legal Director for Netball Scotland as well as sitting on the Law Society of Scotland’s Sub-Committees for both Complaints and Practicing Certificates.

  • Victoria Buchanan

    Victoria specialises in advising individuals in relation to personal injury reparation claims, in particular claims arising out of road traffic collisions. She primarily deals with pursuing claims, however she also has experience in acting on behalf of defenders. Victoria deals with claims from the initial conversation through to conclusion, whether by negotiation or litigation. Victoria has extensive experience with dealing with all heads of claim arising out of a road traffic collision, including personal injury, uninsured losses and credit hire. Victoria also deals with Employer’s, Public and Occupier’s Liability claims together with claims for Criminal Injuries Compensation. Victoria appears in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland in relation to procedural matters for both pursuers and defenders, together with regularly conducting proofs. She also has extensive experience of pursuing cases in the Court of Session.

  • Donna Cooper

    Donna advises clients in the renewable energy and construction sectors, with a focus on construction and commercial contracts. She has experience advising on all aspects of energy and infrastructure projects throughout the UK, having acted for clients in both the public and private sector including developers, construction contractors, consultants and facilities management contractors. Donna advises clients on a broad range of industry standard and bespoke contracts including design and build contracts, FEED contracts, engineering contracts (including NEC3), framework agreements, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, terms and conditions for supply and installation of renewable energy equipment, joint venture and development agreements. She also provides advice in the renewable energy sector on the funding and security of renewable energy equipment including, onshore wind and hydro turbines, Solar PV panels, CHP units, biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion equipment as well as Government initiatives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. Donna has also advised on a range of corporate and commercial issues having previously worked in-house for an international energy services company in Aberdeen and Houston and, more recently, for one of the shortlisted project companies in the DECC Carbon and Capture Storage Commercialisation Programme.

  • Amy Donnelly

    Amy specialises in insolvency litigation and deals predominately with actions raised in the Sheriff Court associated with personal insolvency. She has experience of raising petitions for sequestration and dealing with a range of applications in the sequestration process, including actions for reappointment of trustees and applications for consent to sell a family home. Amy regularly deals with ordinary actions for division and sale of jointly held property as well as actions for recovery of possession. She has dealt with complex actions for payment on behalf of trustees in respect of gratuitous alienations. Amy has detailed knowledge and understanding of the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014, having assisted with the development of the Act. She assisted with amending the Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 1986 which regulate administrations, liquidations and receiverships in Scotland, with the introduction of the Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2014. As well as insolvency litigation, Amy has experience in housing law, acting on behalf of a number of housing associations advising on all aspects of recovery of possession and child support law, acting on behalf of the DWP Child Maintenance Group in recovery of unpaid child maintenance.

  • Kelly Fraser

    Kelly provides advice and assistance to our public sector clients, particularly in relation to charity law, corporate structures, governance, compliance and regulatory issues, EU procurement, and information law - including data protection and freedom of information. She regularly advises on charitable and social enterprise structures, including governance arrangements, and assists organisations in applying for charitable status. Kelly is the principal advisor to a number of the firm's clients in relation to data protection matters, in particular providing advice and support regarding clients' obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018, and advising on data protection matters raised in connection with a variety of commercial arrangements. As Harper Macleod’s initial point of contact for all referrals through the sportscotland expert resource framework, Kelly works closely with sportscotland and many of the sports governing bodies, advising on a broad range of matters including data protection, charity law, commercial contracts, regulatory and compliance issues. Kelly has completed secondments to one of the firm's largest public sector clients, working closely with their legal and procurement teams, and Glasgow City Council, providing legal support to Culture and Sport Glasgow (Glasgow Life) where she was part of the team advising on a number of high profile sports events and commercial arrangements for Glasgow Museums.

  • Allyson Gilchrist

    Allyson specialises in the preparation of tax efficient Wills and advises clients on lifetime inheritance tax planning. She also advises on the creation and administration of Trusts, Trust accounting and also deals with all aspects of powers of attorney. Allyson has extensive experience in managing the administration of estates on death, with an emphasis on complex, high net worth estates and has a particular interest in complex inheritance tax matters. Allyson is a Tutor on the Foundation Course and both the Core and Advanced Private Client Courses of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University Law School. She also is proficient in German and spent a year in Germany studying German Law at Bayreuth University.

  • Tom Gray

    Tom specialises in real estate and has particular experience in rural property transactions across Scotland. Tom advises on a variety of rural and commercial property transactions, including agricultural tenancies, forestry, farm and estate purchases and sales, security work, as well as general estate conveyancing. Tom represents a number of public sector clients, including Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS), Scottish Natural Heritage, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, in a variety of property related transactions, ranging from acquisitions and disposals to leases and clawback agreements. He acts on behalf of FCS in implementing their New Woodland Investment Programme. As a result he is progressing the acquisition and disposal of more than 3000 ha of farm and other land for planting and mature forestry for felling with a total value of over £10 million, enabling FCS to meet their annual planting targets set by the Scottish Ministers. Tom recently acted on behalf of a farming partnership in the multimillion pound expansion of their prime arable farm in Forfar, Angus. This involved the acquisition of the neighbouring farm, the voluntary registration of the original farm, successfully raising finance for the project as well as managing the associated agricultural tenancies and transfer of the Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements. Tom has a wide ranging interest in the agricultural sector and he regularly delivers training sessions to our HM Connect network on Land Reform and agricultural tenancies. He regularly attends rural property, farming, forestry and environmental events across Scotland. Tom has recently been shortlisted for 'Junior Solicitor of the Year' at the Law Awards of Scotland 2018.

  • Lewis Hendry

    Lewis specialises in renewable energy projects and has experience in acting for developers, landowners and funders in relation to both large and small scale wind, hydro and solar PV developments. He has acquired a particular focus on onshore windfarm projects, assisting with the negotiation of option agreements and leases, and advising on obtaining deeds of servitude and wayleaves for overhead and underground grid connection routes. He also acts for a major utility provider on a variety of property transactions, advising on land acquisitions and disposals for development sites, cable and pipe deeds of servitude, and title examination and reporting. After completing his traineeship Lewis undertook a Masters in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge. This course analysed the design, implementation and assessment of environmental policy, and has provided Lewis with an in-depth understanding of the legal, economic and political challenges and trends in the renewable energy sector and, in turn, how they may affect the commercial interests of his clients. Lewis has also spent time acting as an environmental law consultant with ClientEarth, advising on the legal and regulatory issues affecting nature conservation in connection with both Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas as designated under the EC Habitats and Birds Directives, respectively.

  • Paul Macdonald

    Paul provides advice and assistance on corporate and commercial matters across a variety of industry sectors. He has experience in relation to acquisitions and mergers, disposals, joint ventures, group reorganisations and general corporate governance. Recent deals include: Assisting with the sale of Everwarm Ltd, a company which provides energy services, to Lakehouse Holdings Limited. Acting for Highlands and Islands Enterprise in relation to the sale of Cairngorm Mountain Ltd, operator of the Cairngorm Ski Centre, to Natural Asset Investments Limited. Advising on investment arrangements in relation to a construction and project management limited liability partnership. Acting for Connelly Security Systems Limited on the acquisition of Castle Security Group Limited. Advising in relation to the sale of a company that manufactures and distributes footwear to the UK subsidiary of a Dutch company. Acting for acting for various clients on group reorganisation projects including demergers, share buy backs and capital reductions. Acting in relation to the sale of shares in various hotel management companies. Advising various major lenders in respect of the corporate aspects of bank funded M&A transactions. Advising generally on shareholder arrangements and drafting documentation in respect of shareholder agreements and bespoke articles of association.

  • Amy Mackenzie

    Amy specialises in advising family owned businesses and owner-managed businesses, and has experience in advising business owners in relation to a variety of corporate and commercial work including acquisitions and disposals, and shareholder and partnership arrangements, on a wide range of transactions. Recent deals include: part of the team that advised a family-owned group of companies in the oil & gas supply chain industries on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; part of the team that advised a family-owned group of companies in the food production sector on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; acting for the vendor on the sale of an fuel distribution company to a nationwide competitor; acting for the vendor on the sale of a company which provides equipment and other services within the oil industry; and part of the team that advised the vendor on the sale of two retail franchises. Amy is fluent in Spanish having studied Law (LLB) with a Modern Language at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Kathleen Martin

    Kathleen acts for clients at all stages of their lives on a wide range of private client matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, tax and succession planning, and the administration of estates. She advises individuals on tax efficient succession planning, including lifetime gifting, Deeds of Variation for estate beneficiaries, and the creation, management and termination of trust arrangements. She also advises on the administration of complex and high value estates. Kathleen acts for a broad spectrum of clients with varying family and financial circumstances tailoring her advice to best address each individual scenario. She also assists clients with international roots, including advising on the matters regarding their UK assets and administering the Scottish estate of those who were domiciled abroad.

  • Nadine Martin

    Nadine has an established practice which encompasses all areas of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision, cohabitation, residence and contact disputes and relocation of children. She is well respected by her peers and is often referred complex cases by other solicitors. Nadine has specific expertise in negotiating and litigating financial provision upon divorce, particularly in high net worth cases. She is experienced in dealing with cases involving cohabitants and complex child matters including international relocation. She also has experience in wider areas of civil law increasingly impacting upon separation and divorce including business and partnership interests, bankruptcy, insolvency, company administration and liquidation. Her clients describe her as ‘pragmatic but understanding’ and ‘solution focused’. Nadine’s goal is to help her clients to reach positive outcomes for themselves and their families during what is often a difficult and distressing time. Nadine will always assist clients to negotiate a beneficial outcome but if that is not possible she is an adept and tenacious litigator. She appears regularly in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland and is experienced in conducting divorce in the Court of Session. Nadine has also been involved in the preparation of two cases which were heard in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Nadine is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Child Law and Family Law and is also an accredited Family Mediator and trained collaborative lawyer.

  • Ruth McIntosh

    Ruth specialises in personal injury reparation actions and she has experience in both pursuer and defender work. Ruth has worked in-house for one of the UK's leading motor insurers, which involved defending the interests of all the insurer's policy holders in a variety of court actions from Small Claims to Court of Session. She also gives advice to the insurers on disputed cases and provides training in respect of recent case law and changes to legislation. She attends Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland on a regular basis on behalf of clients in respect of liability and quantum disputes and expenses hearings.

  • Rachel McNeill

    Rachel has experience of a variety of corporate and commercial work including acquisitions and disposals, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, reorganisations and corporate governance. She acts for private companies, including family owned businesses, owner-managed businesses, employee-owned businesses and sporting governing bodies on a wide range of transactions. Recent deals include: Part of the team that advised the founders of leading energy service firm Everwarm on it merger with Lakehouse (creating an enlarged group with annual sales of circa. £240m). Part of the team that advised the Indian owned HERO Group on the £77m sale of HEROtsc (now rebranded as Webhelp UK), a UK-wide call centre business, to the French based private equity backed Webhelp group. Acting for the vendors on the sale of the entire issued share capital of G & H Engineering Services Limited, a Glasgow based company which manufactures gaskets and other critical components for the oil, gas, food and general engineering sectors, to ERIKS UK, part of the international ERIKS group. Advising SWR Developments Limited and Level 2 Entertainments Limited in the sale of the business and assets of the Fat Sams nightclub in Dundee to the Luminar Group, being the UK's largest nightclub operator. Rachel is also involved in the firm's relationship with sportscotland in advising sports governing bodies in Scotland on a variety of incorporation, constitutional and corporate governance matters.

  • Jacqueline Meikle

    Jacqui is an experienced Associate working in our Residential Property team. Jacqui has extensive experience in dealing with residential conveyancing across Scotland, acting on behalf of private individuals, corporate and lender clients. As well as dealing with residential property sales and purchases, Jacqui also deals with remortgages, title transfers, variations of securities and discharges. Jacqui is also available to provide bespoke advice and guidance on a wide range of issues relating to property ownership, including property and boundary disputes and the resolution of title defects.

  • Andrew Ronald

    Andrew advises both lenders and borrowers in relation to property backed security documentation. Andrew deals with all aspects of property due diligence and drafting. Andrew is commercially aware and works diligently and pragmatically to ensure a speedy resolution for all parties. He has recently finalised a deal for a multi-million pound re-finance for a borrower client.

  • Astrid Siekmann

    Astrid provides advice in all aspects of residential conveyancing, including purchase and sales, remortgages and transfers of title. In addition, Astrid acts for a variety of the firm’s housing clients in Right to Buy transactions, Shared Equity schemes and Buy Back and Resale transactions.

  • Nicky-Ray Watson

    Nicky-Ray is part of the Insolvency Department, primarily dealing with contentious matters such as sequestrations, evictions, and debt recovery. He advises Scotland’s Insolvency Service, the Accountant in Bankruptcy, in actions for division and sale, recovery of heritable and commercial property, reduction, applications for consent to sell Family Homes in terms of Section 40 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 and Section 113 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016, and various other matters which arise from the sequestration process. He also provides advice and assistance on a range of other insolvency related issues to clients including insolvency practitioners, companies, organisations within both the public and private sector, and individuals. Although his main focus is on personal insolvency, he also deals with corporate insolvency matters such as winding up companies under the Insolvency Act 1986 and assisting administrators and liquidators during the insolvency process. He has appeared in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland to conduct legal hearings and has assisted and instructed Counsel in both Sheriff Court and Court of Session actions. Nicky-Ray was previously seconded to the Accountant in Bankruptcy's office in Kilwinning for two years, where he assisted and advised the policy development team on both personal and corporate insolvency matters. He is a member of the team that won the prestigious "Insolvency Team of the Year" award at the Law Awards of Scotland 2012 and "Regional Insolvency Team of the Year" at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2014.

  • Leigh Beirne

    Leigh advises individuals and families on a wide range of private client matters, tailoring her advice to best address each client's family and financial circumstances. She specialises in the administration of complex and high value estates, the preparation of tax efficient Wills, lifetime Inheritance Tax planning and financial and welfare Powers of Attorney. She also has experience in the creation, management and termination of trust arrangements, with a particular interest in Personal Injury Trusts. Leigh is currently studying for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma. Leigh has recently been shortlisted for 'Junior Solicitor of the Year' at the Law Awards of Scotland 2018.

  • Rory Byrom

    Rory advises clients with a wide range of employment issues and his expertise includes the drafting of employment contracts tailored to an employer’s needs for a specific role. He advises upon and prepares settlement agreements for clients in instances where individuals are exiting from a business. Rory also provides advice and guidance, ensuring that clients are able to move forward constructively with the right legal support in order to manage any risks that may be identified whilst having a focus on achieving commercially orientated outcomes. He also conducts reviews of human resources procedures and documentation to ensure the correct framework is in place for employers to manage the employment relationship with their employees. Clients will be in the knowledge that they have the necessary tools at their disposal if the circumstances arise to use them. He will support employers through any difficulties that an employer may face with their employees, be that issues with performance management or problems with conduct or compliance. His advice will centre upon achieving a swift solution to the situation that has arisen, whilst steering the client through the legal obligations and associated risks, in order to minimise any disruption to the organisation. Rory has advised clients on restructures, the application of the TUPE Regulations to business transfers and service provision changes, as well as supporting clients through redundancy situations. He has experience advising individuals on matters including dismissals, disciplinary issues and grievances.

  • Ann Leslie

    Ann specialises in real estate with a wide range of experience in rural, commercial and residential transactions across Scotland including acquisitions and disposals of rural and urban property; lease transactions; servitudes; security work and claw back agreements. She represents a wide range of clients from private individuals, companies, high street lenders to public sector clients. Ann also has in depth knowledge and experience in land registration matters particularly in relation to voluntary registration and is a member of our Land Registration team.

  • Ricardo Matteo

    Ricardo provides advice and assistance to both lenders and borrowers across a broad spectrum of transactions. He has experience in advising on loan and security documentation in connection with asset finance, shipping finance, real estate finance, investment finance and crowd funding transactions. He has also advised in many complex and high value multi-jurisdictional transactions. Ricardo has advised on banking and finance matters across a variety of industry sectors, acting for most major lenders active in the UK market as well as many Scottish SME companies.

  • Sarah Stewart

    Sarah advises individuals and families on a full range of private client matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, trusts and estate & succession planning. Sarah deals with the day to day administration of a number of trusts and has a particular interest in administering high-worth estates. Sarah is a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was awarded a STEP Worldwide Excellence award for each of her first two STEP exams.

  • Fiona Strang

    LinkedIn Fiona is a solicitor in our Corporate team and specialises in advising family-owned and owner-managed businesses, dealing with the full spectrum of corporate work including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, the implementation of shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, joint ventures, reductions of share capital, share buybacks and group restructuring exercises. Recent deals include: Forming part of the team advising the vendors on the sale of a company in the retail of sports equipment sector to an international competitor; Acting for a family-owned group of companies in the food production sector on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals; Forming part of the team advising a family-owned business on the acquisition of three fast food retail franchises; and Forming part of the team advising several owners of veterinary practices in relation to the sale of their businesses to a consolidator of nationwide veterinary surgeries. Fiona advises a number of Scottish sports governing bodies on a variety of incorporation, constitutional and corporate governance matters.

  • Louise Torr

    Louise specialises in advising start-ups and high growth businesses, with specific experience relating to investment and commercial matters. She works extensively with earlier stage Scottish companies. She advises companies from pre-incorporation, through the various investment rounds until exit. Working with many early stage high growth companies, she is experienced in getting companies 'investor ready'. Prior to joining Harper Macleod, Louise worked as a project manager within a large renewable energy consultancy, providing planning and commercial advice to a number of large energy providers.

  • Jane Whyte

    LinkedIn Jane spent over 15 years in the retail business before re-training to be a lawyer, and her broad commercial exposure and experience at the 'sharp end' as a small business owner provided her with an invaluable foundation for her career in the legal profession. Jane now advises individuals and families on a full range of private client matters including Will writing, estate planning, executry administration, trust administration and Powers of Attorney. Jane has experience administering high value, complex estates including intestate estates and those with international elements. She specialises in offering legal services to the elderly, and has a particular interest in the area of Adults with Incapacity.

  • Kirsty Anderson

    Kirsty is an experienced Personal Injury solicitor delivering advice and assistance to insurer and individual clients in pursuit of their losses. She is technically sound in relation to all aspects of liability decisions and is experienced in dealing with Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability, Public Liability, medical and dental negligence and beauty claims. She regularly appears at court in relation to actions raised in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, including the All Scotland Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh. In addition, Kirsty has extensive experience in criminal law and has regularly appeared in Criminal Courts throughout Scotland. She has handled a variety of criminal matters including road traffic, fraud and money laundering offences. She has appeared regularly as a prosecutor and a defender solicitor at the highest level in the Sheriff Courts conducting Sheriff and Jury trials.

  • Lynsey Brown

    Lynsey provides advice on all aspects of family law, including separation, financial provision on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, child residence and contact issues, actions in relation to parental rights and responsibilities, cohabitation claims, cohabitation agreements and prenuptial agreements. She has a specific interest in adoption, and has experience in running step-parent adoption cases in particular. Lynsey believes that, where possible, it can be beneficial, cost-effective and less stressful for individuals to reach agreement and resolve their disputes out with the courtroom arena in the first instance. She frequently negotiates financial settlements and child welfare arrangements for clients who are separating. Where cases cannot be resolved through negotiation, she litigates effectively on behalf of her clients. Lynsey has experience in running Family actions in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland, and has also been involved in complex and high-value cases in the Court of Session. Lynsey has previously been a volunteer at local contact centres, and is a member of the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland.

  • Mandy Chow-Chin

    Mandy has experience in property acquisitions/disposals and property development as well as landlord and tenant transactional and management matters. She is dual-qualified in England and Wales and worked for a number of years in London acting for a range of clients including property developers, investors and institutional landlords.

  • Diane Dunlop

    Diane specialises in personal injury actions, both pursuer and defender. Her caseload involves pre-litigation and litigated cases and she also has experience in dealing with property damage, credit hire and Motor Insurers Bureau cases. Diane currently works in-house for one of the UK's leading motor insurers, which involves defending the interests of all the insurer's policy holders in a variety of court actions. Diane also gives advice to the insurers on disputed cases. She attends Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland on a regular basis on behalf of clients.

  • Cinzia Duncan

    Cinzia advises individuals and families on a wide range of personal legal matters. She is experienced in Trusts, including the drafting of Trust Deeds and the administration of Trusts, and also handles the distribution of assets out of Trusts to beneficiaries and offers estate planning advice. Cinzia has gained experience in estate and tax planning matters and administering executry estates. She is also experienced in advising on care for the elderly. Cinzia also drafts and advises on Wills and Powers of Attorney. Having studied Law (LLB) (Hons) with a Modern Language at the University of Strathclyde, Cinzia speaks Italian.

  • Nigel Eccles

    Nigel is experienced in a variety of real estate transactions, with an emphasis on sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing for landlords and tenants, property investment, portfolio management of leasehold properties and shopping centres, and security transactions. He has acted on behalf of investor clients managing several shopping centres, including all new leases, licences, rent review memoranda and advice. He has also acted for a property company in the ongoing management of their property portfolio including disposals and lease management work. Nigel acts for major retailers in the acquisition and leasing of new retail units. He has also acted for several Banks in secured lending transactions involving a mixture of development and investment properties.

  • Jennifer Grosvenor

    Jennifer advises both private and public sector clients on a range of civil litigation and debt recovery matters. She has experience of dealing in all stages of court actions including Simple Procedure, Summary Applications and Ordinary actions. Jennifer regularly appears on behalf of clients in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. Her experience includes assisting in complex cases raised in the Court of Session where Counsel are instructed, including Petitions, Personal Injury and Commercial actions. Jennifer provides advice in relation to contractual disputes and property disputes including heritable actions for recovery of possession. She also has debt recovery experience and is able to advise clients on the most appropriate and cost effective enforcement action that can be adopted after a court order has been granted. Jennifer volunteers as a judge for the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, run by the Law Society of Scotland.

  • Lisa Hemphill

    Lisa specialises in construction and advises on the drafting and negotiation of engineering and building contracts and associated documentation, acting for clients within the construction sector as well as their employers and parties having an interest in projects covering a wide range of industry sectors.

  • Graham Horsman

    Graham has extensive experience appearing in the sheriff court in relation to procedural matters and in conducting proofs around the whole of Scotland. Graham also has experience of assisting and managing complex cases in the Court of Session and is adept in instructing and working with Counsel. Graham provides advice in relation to commercial, contractual and property matters, debt recovery, and general litigation together with the various forms of enforcement action that can be undertaken after a successful court action. The variety of areas that Graham focuses on allows him to provide tailored advice to clients that resolves their problems as efficiently and commercially focused as possible.

  • Amber Le Main

    Amber advises clients, particularly banks, administrators and liquidators, in large scale restructuring and insolvency assignments. Having previously worked within the Insolvency industry Amber has a unique perspective of working within the insolvency field from both the legal and practitioner point of view. Amber also has experience in commercial litigation and has advised and represented clients in a wide range of disputes in the Court of Session, Sheriff Court and District Courts. Amber is currently on secondment to Lloyds Banking Group. Amber obtained The Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) qualification covering both Corporate and Personal Insolvency in 2011.

  • Roslyn MacDonald

    Roslyn specialises in planning and environmental law, advising a range of clients including planning authorities and developers. Roslyn carries out advisory and transactional work including the drafting and negotiation of Planning Obligation agreements (formerly Section 75 Agreements) and other planning related legal agreements.

  • Lyndsay McMahon

    Lyndsay has a wealth of experience in debt recovery litigation and is involved in all aspects of recovery actions in the form of simple procedure claims, ordinary actions and summary applications. Lyndsay regularly appears in Sheriff Courts across Scotland in respect of defended actions for various clients. She appears on behalf of housing association clients who raise court actions for recovery of possession and provides advice and assistance every step along the way. She has experience of advising on the wide range of enforcement actions that can be undertaken after a successful court action. Lyndsay also has experience of enforcement of Scottish court orders or decrees through the English courts. Lyndsay was a paralegal in our Debt Recovery team for 11 years prior to qualifying as a solicitor.

  • Karen Murray

    Karen advises private individuals on a wide range of Private Client Matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney Executry Administration. She also assists with the set up and administration of various trusts.

  • Sharon Nisbet

    Sharon advises clients in matters relating to residential conveyancing work, including dealing with the transfer of titles, processing of Right to Buy conveyancing transactions and sales of individual properties through Shared Equity or other low cost home ownership initiatives as they arise and remortgages. Sharon also has extensive experience in dealing with all types of clients ranging from individual clients purchasing their first or subsequent home to corporate clients looking to purchase in order to expand their existing portfolios.

  • Mark Smith

    Mark advises individuals and families on a wide range of private client matters, including the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, estate and succession planning and the administration of executries. Mark creates and advises on trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries, including personal injury trusts.

  • Kevin Sturgeon

    Kevin provides advice and assistance to many Registered Social Landlords (RSLs), local authorities and other public bodies in Scotland, particularly in relation to property and conveyancing work. Kevin undertakes work relating to the sale and acquisition of both residential and commercial property, as well as development sites, for many of our clients. Ancillary to such work, Kevin is experienced in drafting and negotiating deeds of servitude, sales of substations, and deeds of real burdens to utility providers. Kevin also assists with the property side of security transactions. Kevin has extensive experience dealing with properties within the shared ownership and shared equity scheme and deals regularly with the re-sale of such properties and the renewal of Exclusive Occupancy Agreements (EOAs) on behalf of RSLs. In addition to conveyancing work, Kevin is experienced in advising clients in relation to property management issues, and has particular experience in advising clients in relation to the factoring of tenement and other flatted buildings. Kevin also assists with any title and ownership queries and is skilled in locating the owner to historic sasine titles.

  • Peter Tierney

    Peter works in our Rural Team and has a wide range of experience in residential, commercial and rural property transactions. Peter also has experience in Land Registration matters such as first registration and voluntary registration.

  • Natalie Wallace

    Natalie is a solicitor in our Corporate team specialising in advising start-ups and high growth businesses, dealing with the full range of corporate work including investments, shareholders agreement, acquisitions and disposals. She works with Scottish companies throughout their life cycle – from inception, through investment to exit. Natalie also advises clients on a range of commercial matters including terms and conditions, licence agreements and distribution agreements.

  • Stephen Vallance

    Stephen works within the HM Connect team and in particular is responsible for the operation in the West of Scotland. He is actively involved in developing existing relationship with member firms and fostering new connections with firms interested in learning more about the benefits that HM Connect can offer them. HM Connect (formerly Connect2Law) is a referral and support network for high street and rural law firms which operates via Harper Macleod offering its full complement of legal services and expertise to such law firms on a fee-sharing, non client poaching basis. HM Connect has over 275 member firms throughout Scotland. Stephen has over 25 years experience in legal practice. A partner previously in several law firms, he successfully sold his own practice in 2008. Since then Stephen has taught on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities as well as having been a producer and presenter of PEAT 2 seminars. He is the author of several Journal articles, as well as a convener and speaker at Law Society seminars. He has also been involved in several other projects including on line automation of legal processes, internet and social media marketing and a new business start up.

About This Branch

Description

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.


Legal Services
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Barristers
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Valuers
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Elderly care
  • No Win No Fee
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Burns, Scars and Lacerations At Work
  • Employment Law
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Child contact
  • Civil partnerships
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Osteoarthritis
  • TUPE
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Disputed Trusts
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Family Mediation
  • Separation
  • International Divorce
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Children
  • Clinical Negligence
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Accident At Work
  • Mesothelioma Compensation
  • Holiday Sickness and Illness Compensation
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Road Traffic Accident Abroad
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Elderly care home fees
  • Senior Executives
  • Pension and property advice
  • Fatal Accident
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Fatal Asbestos
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Professional trustees
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Stress at Work
  • Remortgaging
  • Injunctions
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Surveyors
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Head Injury At Work
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Marriage and civil partnerships
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Asbestosis
  • Financial advisors
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Children's Serious Injury
  • Tax consultants
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Fall From Height
  • Dental Negligence
  • Child Access
  • Asbestos Compensation
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Children's Accident
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Child Maintenance
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Pension Law
  • Horse Riding Injury
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Probate
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • International
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Accountants
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Financial Matters
  • Back Injury At Work
  • Tinnitus
  • Trusts
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Child Custody
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Gardening Leave
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cycling Accident
  • Car Passenger
  • Skiing Injury
  • IT professionals
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Terrorism Abroad
  • MRSA Claims
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Tax
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Insurance brokers
  • Redundancy
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Family law
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Family Leave
  • Trusts
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Child Law
  • Media and Sports
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Disputed Wills
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Engineers
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Workplace Slip and Trip
  • Repossessions
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Professional Negligence law
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Spinal Injury Compensation
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Professional Discipline
  • Accidents At Sea And Cruise Injury
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Amputation
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Architects
  • Pleural Plaques (Scotland)
  • Fixed Fee Divorce
  • Child Abduction
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Wills
  • Whiplash
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Chronic Pain
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Bus and Coach Accident
  • Broken Bone Or Fracture
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Serious Injury
  • Flexible Working
  • Holiday Accidents and Illness
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Manual Handling
  • Social Services
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Supermarket Accident
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Dog Bite
  • Disputed Probate
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Defective Work Equipment
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Medical Negligence
  • Separation Agreement
  • Motorbike Accident
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Against The Council
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Divorce
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Military
  • Employment Contracts
  • Motor Insurance Policy
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Car Accident
  • Sports Injury
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Industrial Disease Compensation
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Part Time Workers
  • Collaborative Law
  • Accident Abroad
  • Pay Issue
  • Legal aid
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Corporate Law
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Environmental policy law
  • Construction
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • In-house training
  • Maritime and Shipping
  • Patents
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Developer disputes
  • Health and Safety
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Development plot sales
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Development loan facilities
  • Commercial Leases
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Law
  • Licensing
  • Rights of way issues
  • Credit Control
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Framework agreements
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Development agreements
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Banking
  • Employment - business
  • Planning law
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Domain Names
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Tax
  • Engineering contracts
  • Purchase of development land
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Charities
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Finance
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • GDPR
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements

Opening times
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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