Member of the Week - Macleod & MacCallum
Macleod and MacCallum have been serving clients across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for over 50 years. During this time they have developed a full range of legal and property services enabling them to effectively and efficiently deal with and respond to all of their client’s needs whether they are an individual or a business. Macleod & MacCallum are the largest local legal practice in the Highlands of Scotland, with their main office being situated in the heart of Inverness, and a branch office in Invergordon, together with regular surgeries in Portree and other areas.
We spoke to Peter Mason, Joint Managing Director, a solicitor who has practiced in residential property for over 20 years. He told Inverness Chamber “Our solicitors and staff are key to ensuring we can deliver exceptional advice, tailored to our client’s needs. We focus on delivering the highest quality of legal advice and have more accredited specialists than any other Inverness based solicitors. This ensures that whatever our client’s circumstances we are here and able to help.”
Peter told us about a range of exciting developments at Macleod & MacCallum, such as their latest expansion in Invergordon, following the acquisition of Wilsons, providing them with a permanent Ross-shire base from the Invergordon office and allowing them to provide their full range of legal and property services in the heart of Ross-shire. He also highlighted the appointment of Jenna Thomson as a new Director from the beginning of October.
Macleod & MacCallum provide a variety of services which they are hoping to promote through Member of the Week, these include:
- Macleod & MacCallum Community Grant Awards - These grants along with other great projects form the core of their Programme, designed to recognise and reward the wonderful and diverse range of community projects throughout the Highlands. The 2018 Community Grant Awards are open for applications until 14th November 2018.
- Macleod & MacCallum Wealth Management Limited - This is a Partner Company of St James's Place Wealth Management, a FTSE 100 Financial Services Company. Macleod & MacCallum Wealth Management’s Financial Adviser, Darran Murphy, provides a fully regulated Financial Advice Service with particular expertise in the areas of Investments, Pensions, Protective Insurances and Inheritance Tax Planning. Darran has over fifteen years of experience as a Financial Adviser and offers a free initial financial review. Get in touch on 01463 258060.
- Macleod & MacCallum Property Department - Macleod & MacCallum's Property team offer a complete estate agency service tailoring any advice given to their client's individual needs. They have always invested in both I.T. and training in their Property Department as they believe this is key to enabling them to give all their clients a professional service from start to finish. Macleod & MacCallum were the first solicitor/estate agent in Inverness to install dedicated estate agency software into their Property Department.
- Macleod & MacCallum Business Advice - Macleod & MacCallum advise in a wide variety of corporate and business scenarios from business formation, start-up, incorporation, company restructuring, the sale of businesses, mergers and business succession. Their Business Team have the experience, and knowledge to provide commercial and business advice to a wide range of clients, be they a sole trader, partnership, limited company or limited liability partnerships. The Team can help with:- Company incorporation, Sales shares & purchases, Investments (including crowdfunding), Corporate restructuring, Joint venture agreements, Partnership agreements, Shareholder agreements, Shareholder disputes, Business succession planning, and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
As Highland Business Awards Inverness & Ross-shire Business of the Year finalists, Macleod & MacCallum continue to look at opportunities for expanding their business and grow their presence in The Highlands.
When asked what they value most about their Chamber Membership, Peter told ICC: "We have made many excellent contacts within our local business community. Chamber provides the opportunity for local businesses to pull together." He added that communication is key – and that other Members should "continue to liaise directly with Chamber who are always willing to help and assist with the promotion of Member businesses."