The Scottish Paralegal Association

Private Client Paralegal

Our story

A legal startup business

In 1988, Lorne Crerar and another young partner in a Glasgow court firm took a couple of support staff and converted its business division, which had recently started, into a separate commercial practice. The new start was Harpers, which subsequently took over a niche corporate firm called Macleods, to become Harper Macleod. In 2002, Martin Darroch joined the firm as Finance Director and was appointed Chief Executive in 2006 – Harper Macleod was the first firm in Scotland to appoint a non-lawyer chief executive – with the now Professor Crerar as Chairman. Over the years the firm went from strength to strength, expanding its footprint all over Scotland. In 2014, the firm took over niche private client practice, Bird Semple, to significantly extend its offering in personal legal services.

One of Scotland’s leading law firms

Today, Harper Macleod is one of the largest professional partnerships in Scotland, serving clients and their interests in Scotland, the UK and beyond and generating in excess of £26 million in turnover – a figure that has consistently grown regardless of the economic backdrop.

Driving forward

The motivation has always been the desire to do things differently – a different way of serving clients had real potential for business success.

What makes Harper Macleod different from the competition is our drive. It stems from our roots as a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm. Over time, this drive has helped us develop a culture that takes calculated risks and pushes for innovative solutions. We don’t just see ourselves as lawyers, we see ourselves as problem solvers and business advisors.

Our drive to try harder, innovate, understand and partner with our clients sets Harper Macleod apart from other firms.This is how we do things. This is our formula for bringing success to our clients.

Company : Harper Macleod
Category : Private Client
Date : 16 August, 2018
Location : Glasgow
Website :
Salary : Competitive

We are looking for a Paralegal to work as part of our expanding Private Client team.

The successful candidate will undertake a varied workload which will involve administration of cash accounts, trusts (including charitable trusts), and executry estates, ensuring regulatory and compliance details are dealt with.Skills, Knowledge and Experience required:Experienced paralegal who has dealt with all aspects of trust and executry administration.

  • Experience of charitable trusts (preferred)
  • Paralegal or SOLAS qualification
  • High level of numeracy skills
  • Excellent I.T. and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and build client relationships
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative

Attention to detailYou will work for one of the largest, most progressive and innovative law firms in Scotland, a business which has been named Law Firm of the Year eight times and which has grown impressively in both turnover and headcount over the same period.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career over a period which will bring exciting challenges and opportunities for everyone involved.
Harper Macleod LLP is committed to promoting equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce.
Please e-mail your C.V to Kirsty Hunter, HR Manager