Macdonald Henderson is one of Scotland’s leading specialised corporate law firms dedicated to serving entrepreneurs, owner-managers, family businesses and individuals.

Over 30 years since its formation, the firm has boldly asserted itself as one of the top performers of Scotland’s professional advisor community and is known for being energetic, savvy, capable and friendly in its approach.

Following a management buyout in 2009, the firm has gone from strength to strength and it is regularly instructed on mergers and acquisitions, investments and management buyouts, both domestically and internationally.

In 2021, Macdonald Henderson’s award-winning team has been recognized for the first time in The Times Best Law Firms. The MH team is one of only eight Scottish firms to be featured for its work in mergers and acquisitions, alongside global/UK regional giants and large Scottish heavyweights.

The firm entered The Legal 500 in 2015 and has achieved ‘ranked’ status every year since, described by Legal 500 as “Exceptional”, delivering “Practical, to-the-point advice without burdening the client with the legal minutiae”; “Really strong team that care about their clients, very solution-driven’; ‘Commercial and efficient- a combination of broad experience and strong legal knowledge’.Key strengths are responsiveness and attention to detail’. “They have experience in dealing with small clients, from start-ups or university spin outs through to larger organisations on the SME spectrum”.

Our team has extensive experience in all of the following:

  • start ups and expansions
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • employee share option agreements
  • employee buy outs
  • directors' liability
  • shareholder disputes
  • restructuring
  • corporate finance

Commercial Contracts

All businesses enter into contracts. Many of these don't require legal advice; but some are of fundamental importance to the business. An understanding of the contractual process is essential. Experienced help to assist with contractual problems is critical.

What we can do for you

  • terms and conditions of business
  • advice on contractual procedures
  • advice on breach of contract
  • agency and distribution contracts
  • all types of commercial contracts
  • e-commerce

Find out more about our Annual Company Services, Annual Company Watch Service and Annual 'Private Client' Service.


  David Beveridge (Managing Director)  

  Laura McKnight (Director)

  Hilary Malone (Associate Director, Corporate)