MacRoberts is now Morton Fraser MacRoberts. As we embark on this exciting journey, rest assured that we will continue to provide the same exceptional service to our loyal clients. Find out more

Law Services for Businesses Health & Safety

Our specialist team will defend clients from the initial point of contact with investigators through to any hearing in court.

We defend our clients from the initial point of contact with investigators through to any hearing at court. Our specialist team will liaise with investigators and prosecutors throughout an investigation and protect our client’s position, including representing clients at interviews with investigators. Acting for a wide-ranging client base, from sole traders to global corporate companies, we assist our clients following investigations by regulatory bodies including the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), Crown/Crown Prosecution Service, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Police Scotland and DVSA.

We provide advice following ORR improvement/prohibition/enforcement notices and local authority notices, such as for noise, litter and graffiti. We advise our clients throughout inquests or fatal accident inquiries, including advocacy, and provide support for employees being interviewed either under caution or voluntarily. We present defence of enforcement action by any other regulator, such as Police for Corporate Manslaughter and the Health & Safety Executive, in situations where they may regulate rather than ORR, and civil sanctions regimes/paper submissions and appeals. Our team also provides non-contentious advice regarding risk assessments.

Immediate legal advice to protect your position

Businesses should seek legal advice as soon as they are contacted by a regulator in relation to an investigation or incident. We have a dedicated 24/7 telephone helpline to deal with these matters – a solicitor will be on call to provide advice on how the business should deal with the incident under investigation, and how to protect itself moving forward.

Key Services

  • Corporate Defence

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

    Corporate Defence
  • Professional Negligence

    If you suffer a loss due to the negligence of a professional adviser, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our specialist team will work with you to ensure you get result you deserve, whether that is through the litigation process, arbitration or exploring alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

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  • 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

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Our Awards & Accreditations

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iso 14001 2015 Environmental Management

    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 was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark for 2023. 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.

  • 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.

MFMac: Morton Fraser MacRoberts
MacRoberts and Morton Fraser have now merged.

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