Legal Expertise For Businesses & Organisations

 Our team of legal experts is here to advise you throughout your business journey.

A proven track record of adding value for our clients

All businesses, whether in the public or private sector, are affected by issues at some point, whether it involves corporate finance, tax, intellectual property, debt recovery or dispute resolution.

Our team of legal experts works hard to provide a first-class service to our clients, with an impressive track record in advising businesses across Scotland on their full business journey.

MacRoberts has an impressive track record and you can be confident that, whatever challenges your business is facing, we will work with you to understand your issues, anticipate any problems and provide the best possible outcome for you.

Legal Expertise for Businesses & Organisations

If you’re looking for expert legal advice from people you can trust, don’t just take our word for it – we’ll let our legal advice do the talking.

  • Agriculture, Rural & Estates

    Highly experienced in the purchase and sale of agriculture and rural property, our award-winning team can advise on all aspects of your projects.

    Agriculture, Rural & Estates
  • Banking & Finance

    We advise clients across the entire range of mainstream finance legal work required by the Scottish market and are regularly instructed by banks and financial institutions, borrowers and investors to assist in a wide range of matters.

    Banking & Finance
  • Caveats

    Caveats are a sensible and necessary step to provide peace of mind and risk management for businesses and certain individuals in Scotland.

    Caveats
  • Commercial Contracts

    We can help you ensure your business’s contracts clearly reflect your intentions and protect the interests of your business.

    Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

    Understanding your commercial aims allows us to help you achieve the result you want in the most appropriate way – whether that is in out of court, our team of skilled negotiators and litigators will fight your corner.

    Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Property

    Our award-winning property solicitors have a wealth of experience and practical knowledge acquired through decades of working on high-profile real estate projects.

    Commercial Property
  • Construction

    One of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, our team is renowned for their expertise provided to clients across the Scottish construction sector.

    Construction
  • Corporate Defence

    Specialists in the defence of corporate criminal prosecutions raised in Scotland by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

    Corporate Defence
  • Corporate Finance

    Award-winning corporate and commercial legal advisers to businesses across Scotland, the UK and overseas.

    Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax

    MacRoberts advises on a broad range of direct and indirect tax issues which arise in commercial transactions, providing pragmatic and straightforward tax advice to fit with your commercial objectives.

    Corporate Tax
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security

    Our team advises clients on the full range of data protection matters to ensure your business is fully compliant with the law.

    Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Debt Recovery

    The focus for any debt recovery process is to move quickly to maximise the chances of recovery in the most economical way – our experienced team provides an efficient and cost-effective service, taking a proactive and practical approach appropriate to each individual case.

    Debt Recovery
  • Employment

    The longest-established specialist Employment team in Scotland, praised for our ‘partner-led advocacy’ in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

    Employment
  • Energy

    Having been involved in a diverse range of renewable energy projects for over 30 years, our dynamic team advises clients on the full range of legal matters relating to their projects.

    Energy
  • Family Businesses

    As a firm that was founded by the MacRobert family in 1861, we have the empathy, understanding and legal expertise to help your family business flourish.

    Family Owned Business
  • Healthcare

    Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

    Healthcare
  • Information Technology & Outsourcing

    Our leading information technology lawyers can advise on all aspects of your business’s IT projects and contracts, acting for both UK-based and multinational organisations.

    Information Technology & Outsourcing
  • Intellectual Property

    Market-leading intellectual property lawyers helping you identify, protect, manage and commercialise your organisation’s intellectual assets.

    Intellectual Property
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

    Major Projects & Infrastructure
  • Pensions

    Pensions are seen by many as the most significant employee benefit aside from salary. Our Pensions Group advises a diverse range of clients across private, public and not-for profit sectors on all aspects of pensions law.

    Pensions
  • Regulatory & Compliance

    We support our clients in taking proactive steps to ensure their business does not fall foul of relevant ethics, anti-corruption and competition laws and regulations.

    Regulatory & Compliance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

    We advise clients on the often complex issues that can arise in relation to all formal and informal corporate recovery procedures.

    Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Share Schemes & Incentives

    We advise on all aspects of employee share schemes, allowing your business to build a successful business with a loyal and motivated workforce.

    Share Schemes & Incentives

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.

  • 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.