Media Release: Leading property specialist joins Harper Macleod LLP


OFFICIAL law firm to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Harper Macleod LLP, has announced the appointment of a new head for its Property & Construction Sector Group.

Partner, John Meehan, joins Harper Macleod from Semple Fraser where he developed a strong practice in property, property finance and development driven work, as well as being recognised for his strategic advice on distressed property matters.

Professor Lorne Crerar, chair of Harper Macleod, commented: “John, with his extensive knowledge of property issues affecting the length and breadth of Scotland, will provide an excellent boost to a team that has already worked on substantial transactions such as AFIAA’s purchase of a £23 million building in Edinburgh.

“John has proven track success in both city and rural property matters and will provide vision and strategic direction to the relevant teams in our Central Belt and Highland operations.”

Speaking of his appointment, John said: “I am delighted to join Harper Macleod whose desire and ambition to serve clients in their markets matches my own, being based in the central belt with a reach and focus throughout Scotland and beyond.”

John brings more than 15 years’ experience to the Harper Macleod team.


Established in 1988, Harper Macleod has 45 partners, 150 fee-earners and a total complement of over 261 staff based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

The firm is noted for its expertise in key industry sectors, including Banks & Financial Institutions; Energy & Natural Resources; Food, Leisure & Hospitality; Insurance; Property & Construction; Public Sector (including Housing); Retail; Sport; and Family-owned Businesses.

Clients include Clydesdale Bank, SSE Renewable Developments, William Hill, Heineken UK, RBS Insurance, National Car Parks, The Forestry Commission Scotland, The Department for Work & Pensions, The Scottish Government, Arcadia Group, National Car Parks, The Scottish Premier League and Optical Express.

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