A new style of law firm, we're trusted by clients because we focus on what matters: delivering practical advice and transparency on costs. We understand your needs and are committed to a user-friendly style of business.

A new style of law firm

Our firm provides clients with unparalleled access to one of the largest legal resources in Scotland. With a team of over 250 lawyers, we seamlessly integrate business acumen with innovative approaches, guaranteeing exceptional client service and unrivalled expertise.

We are proud to work in partnership with our clients, offering solutions to today’s challenges and contributing to a brighter future for all. 

Because talent matters

We are committed to delivering a collaborative and inclusive culture that supports our people to do their best work every day. We believe that supporting our people to bring their whole, authentic self to work makes us a better organisation for our colleagues and our clients.

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Because sustainability matters

We actively work to reduce the environmental impact of our business and continually improving the sustainability of our operations.

Our offices are highly rated on the BREEAM scale, we work alongside clients to implement paper-light working practices, and we support colleagues to choose low-carbon travel options for both commuting and business trips – actions which underpin our ISO 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management.

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Because community matters

We are committed to caring for and supporting the communities in which we live and work. For us, social responsibility is a vital component of our culture.

From mentoring schemes and Pro Bono work, to fundraising and charity leadership, our people give their time, expertise and energy to make our communities a better place to live and work.

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Traditionally modern for over 400 years

We have been offering legal advice for a very long time – all the way back to 1614 in fact. Our clients have evolved over the years, and so have we.

2023

Morton Fraser and MacRoberts merge, creating a new style of law firm for the top-tier in Scotland.

2017

Yuill + Kyle, one of Scotland's leading debt recovery and credit control practices, becomes part of MacRoberts.

2007-13

Morton Fraser acquire the Edinburgh firm Skene Edwards, and later merge with Macdonalds. Picture: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opens the firm's Quartermile offices in Edinburgh.

2010

MacRoberts move to the firm's present Glasgow offices, in the Capella building on York Street.

2000

Morton Fraser & Milligan WS shorten name to Morton Fraser.

1985-87

MacRobert, Son and Hutchison open first Edinburgh office, in Walker Street. The firm officially changes name to MacRoberts.

1961-68

During the 1960s, Morton Fraser merge with J & J Milligan WS. The two firms becoming known as Morton, Smart, Macdonald & Milligan WS, before merging again with Fraser, Stodart & Ballingall WS to become Morton, Fraser & Milligan WS.

1915

The Morton Fraser practice undergoes an amalgamation to become known as Morton, Smart, Macdonald & Prosser WS.

1910

MacRobert, Son and Hutchison open their first office in Glasgow, at 7 West George Street.

1877

Charles Morton, Morton Fraser's founding partner, is a signatory to the Articles of Association of The Distillers Company Limited, which later became Diageo Scotland Limited, a cornerstone of the international drinks portfolio listed on both the London and New York stock exchange.

1861

Qualified in 1858, Thomas MacRobert founded his firm aged just 31. In 1890, Thomas MacRobert Jnr and an employee, Mr Hutchison, were added as partners, and the firm became known as MacRobert, Son and Hutchison.

1829

The Morton Fraser practice in Edinburgh can be traced back to 1829, when it was founded by Charles Morton who set up as Greig & Morton WS in partnership with James Greig.

1614

John Wilson who put up his plate as a writer in Glasgow around 1614, establishes the Macdonald's law firm, eventually merging with Morton Fraser in 2013.

First-class legal advice

We are rated highly by leading industry experts for our work. Our credentials include being ranked in the world’s top legal directories and accreditations for business excellence, as well as prestigious affiliations, memberships and accolades.

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A transparent approach to fees

Under the Law Society of Scotland's price transparency guidance, we are required to publish pricing information in relation to certain services that we provide so that clients can make an informed choice when selecting us to represent their interests.

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