About Us Over 150 Years of Evolution

With an impressive 150-year track record, you can be confident MacRoberts will provide the best possible outcome for your business and for you.

History & Heritage

With a history and heritage tracing back over 150 years, MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s oldest and best known law firms. As a Scottish SME law firm, we predominantly focus on Scotland, and this accounts for the overwhelming majority of our work. We have offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and we make a significant contribution to the Scottish economy and to the development of a skilled and diverse workforce.

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Accreditations & Awards

Working closely with our clients, our award winning teams ensure that all of our advice is consistently delivered to a first-class standard. In addition to industry awards, we hold four global ISO accreditations for Quality Management (ISO 9001), Business Continuity (ISO 22301), Information Security (ISO 27001) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001).

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Caring for Our Communities

We are committed to caring for and supporting the communities in which we work. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a part of our every day. It includes our approach to developing and maintaining credible and long-term relationships with our people and our clients, being socially responsible in our surrounding areas and beyond, and being environmentally friendly.

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Caring for Our Environment

We are committed to the protection of the environment, preventing pollution, reducing the environmental impact of our business and continuously improving the sustainability of our operations.

Our environmental objectives are set annually and reviewed regularly to drive continuous improvement of our business management system and to enhance our environmental performance. To prove this, we are ISO:14001 accredited for Environmental Management.

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Diversity, Wellbeing & Inclusion

Our goal is for our clients and our people to feel included, valued and nurtured within their business environment irrespective of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

 

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Providing a Collaborative & Inclusive Working Environment

As a leading Scottish SME law firm, we are proud of the collaborative and inclusive environment we have created for our staff, and we are committed to ensuring that our people are well-rewarded, well-motivated and well-led.

We are committed to providing the highest-quality service to our clients and recognise that our people play an essential role in our business and all that we do. 

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Professional Fees

MacRoberts aims to be fair and transparent with regards to fees, outlays and costs for our clients. Our approach is designed to meet the guidance set out by our regulator, the Law Society of Scotland, which applies to all firms in Scotland who offer legal services to clients. This is so that you can make an informed choice when selecting MacRoberts to represent your interests.

This information should be used as a guide only and may not be the final cost that you pay when instructing MacRoberts, as each matter may have a number of variables. Please contact one of our lawyers for the specific and detailed estimate of fees.

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News & Press Enquiries

Our lawyers regularly provide expert legal commentary on relevant issues and you can also keep up-to-date with all news stories from around the firm.

For all press enquiries, please contact Laura Wilson or alternatively call 0141 303 1100.

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.