Harper Macleod reappointed advisers to Accountant in Bankruptcy

Chief Executive Martin Darroch of Harper Macleod LLP
Chief Executive Martin Darroch

Law firm Harper Macleod has been appointed as principal external legal advisers to Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB), Scotland’s insolvency service, for the next four years.

The firm has been advising AiB since 2004 and was successful in a competitive tender under Lot 6 of the new Scottish Central Government Legal Framework to secure a further 4 year contract.

AiB is responsible for administering the process of personal bankruptcy and recording corporate insolvencies in Scotland. The Harper Macleod team, led by Partner James Lloyd, will provide advice on all legal services required by AiB in relation to its regulatory and trustee functions, which will include general legal advice, court actions and conveyancing.

Martin Darroch, Chief Executive of Harper Macleod, said: “I am delighted to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with AiB, which speaks highly of the expertise we have built within the firm in dealing with insolvency, both personal and corporate, in Scotland.

“This is a very important appointment for the firm, and to hold this position with AiB for more than a decade shows the importance we place on longstanding relationships and our commitment to delivering both quality and value to our clients. We will continue to deliver the same high levels of service over the next four years to help AiB and its agents deliver an efficient and best value insolvency regime in Scotland.”

A spokesperson for AiB added: “Following a procurement exercise, AiB appointed Harper Macleod LLP as their sole supplier for Legal services for a period of four years from 1st April 2016. AiB will manage the contract through their Central Contract Management team and are keen to build on the good working relationship established throughout the tenure of the previous contract.”

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