About Us Professional Fees

Under the Law Society of Scotland's new price transparency guidance, MacRoberts is required to publish pricing information in relation to certain services that we provide. This is so that potential clients can make an informed choice when selecting MacRoberts to represent their interests.

House Purchase & Sale

For residential property sales and purchases, MacRoberts has standard fees which are followed.

We are transparent by providing a fixed fee for our professional services and this is detailed in our Letter of Engagement. In some instances, the fee will be agreed in advance, for example, if we are asked to provide a Quotation for Services.

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Wills

Our charges for the preparation of Wills will vary considerably, depending on the precise terms of the Will and the extent of advice required by our clients, according to their individual circumstances.

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Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney allows a nominated individual to make decisions for you if and when you are no longer able or willing to do so yourself.

With a Power of Attorney, you can choose a loved one or close friend to help make decisions for you about money, health or both. It can be set up while you are still willing and able to make your own decisions and would only become 'active' when you decide, along with your lawyer or after medical advice. Powers of Attorney can only be registered by a lawyer or medical professional.

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Executry Administration

Various factors can affect the complexity of estate administration work. It is therefore difficult to predict at the outset what may be involved in the administration of a particular estate and to provide a definitive estimate of our charges for all the work involved.

Unless we agree alternative arrangements with you in writing, the charges for our services will therefore be based on the time spent on the matter at our hourly rates of between £170 to £350 plus VAT.

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Employment

We are a commercial law firm and primarily advise and represent employers, however, in some cases we do act for individuals and so this information is provided to promote price transparency by publishing our pricing information in a way that is easily accessible, prominent and understandable for individual clients as consumers.

Varying complexity and circumstances of an individual’s legal matters makes it difficult to provide set prices. The intent and purpose of this is to provide a general idea as to cost, not to publish a binding price. We are can provide estimates for particular pieces of work, on request so long as sufficient information and if requested documentation is provided by the client for us to do so.

The most typical services we provide to individual consumers for advice in employment law are advice on Settlement Agreements and bringing Employment Tribunal Claims.

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Family Matters

Varying complexity and circumstances of an individual’s legal matters makes it difficult to provide set prices. The intent and purpose of this is to provide a general idea as to cost, not to publish a binding price. We are can provide estimates for particular pieces of work, on request, so long as sufficient information and documentation is provided by the client for us to do so.

The most typical services we provide to individual consumers for family law are advice on divorce proceedings, matters relating to child contact, pre/post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

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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.

  • 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.