Harper Macleod announces expansion in Inverness as Allen & Shaw comes on board
“Since we opened an Inverness office in 2004 we have consistently grown and we have made significant investments over the past 12 months. This move supports our growth ambitions for both this office and the wider Highlands and Islands.”
Mr Shaw is a former director of Inverness BID Ltd and has previously carried out similar roles for Inverness Chamber of Commerce, Highland Solicitors Property Centre and HIE Inverness and East Highlands. Mr Allen is a legal member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Mr Shaw said: “We are delighted to combine our company with Harper Macleod to be able to offer a wider range of services and expertise to our loyal clientele. Through our knowledge of the firm and its reputation we believe that Harper Macleod is best able to provide this in the years ahead.”
The move is the latest in a number of expansions for Harper Macleod, which last year moved into Shetland by acquiring Lerwick firm Dowle, Smith and Rutherford. The firm also opened an office in Thurso three years ago.
Over the past 12 months, the firm has added five new lawyers in Inverness, as well as establishing the office’s first dedicated trainee position. Harper Macleod has recently doubled its office space and completed a full refurbishment in Inverness, which is now home to 27 people.