Harper Macleod LLP is delighted to announce that Partner, Andrew Hunter, has received accreditation as a Specialist in Licensing Law by the Law Society of Scotland.
Andrew becomes one of only 10 Accredited Specialists in the field of licensing law in Scotland. His extensive skills and experience have been developed over nine years working in the field, including liquor licensing, betting and gaming licensing and civic government licensing matters. He is the principal contact for the firm’s liquor licensing clients, including BP Oil UK Limited, Greene King and S&N Pub Company.
Andrew is recommended as a “Leading Individual” in the area of Licensing in Scotland (Chambers UK 2010) and is the Editor of the licensing sections of “Renton & Brown’s Statutory Offences” and “The Scottish Lawyer’s Factbook”.
Andrew joined Harper Macleod as a Trainee Solicitor in January 2001 and was assumed a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department in 2007. Chairman Professor Lorne Crerar commented: “We are delighted that Andrew has attained Accredited Specialist recognition from the Law Society of Scotland. This is a fantastic achievement and bears testament to his skills and calibre in this specialist area of law.”
The Council of the Law Society of Scotland’s system of accreditation of specialists confers specialist status on solicitors who can demonstrate expertise gained from practising in an area of specialism and can show significant experience in that field. Accreditation is by means of a process of assessment and adjudication by an Accreditation Panel made up of solicitor members experienced in this area of the law who are drawn from a range of government, public sector and other relevant organisations.
Established in 1988, Harper Macleod has 45 Partners, 150 fee-earners and a total complement of over 260 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.