Angus MacLeod


  • LLB (Hons) (Law)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction)
  • MA (Politics & Gaelic) (Distinction)
  • Top Ranked Individual, Chambers’ Guide to the Legal Profession (2010- date)
  • Diploma in IT & Telecoms Law
  • Certificate in Personal Business Advisory Skills
  • Member, Institute of Knowledge Transfer
  • Member, Institute of Directors
  • Affiliate, British Computer Society; Member
  • Scottish Society for Computers & Law
  • Member, Licensing Executives’ Society
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • British Marine Federation Legal Advisor for Scottish Members
  • Information Technology/Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year (2008 Law Awards of Scotland)
  • Rising Star of the Year (2002 Scottish Legal Awards)

I’m the Head of our Inverness office, serving our clients throughout the Highlands & Islands, and beyond. As a business lawyer, I help people turn good ideas into profitable and successful businesses.

My work is all about getting to know you, your business and your family.

Once I know and understand your needs, I then help our wider team to deliver WJM's wide range of expert legal services in a joined-up way that lets you achieve what you want to achieve, whether that's in your business life or at home.



Recent Activity

Recently I've been involved in the following:

• the share sale of a significant IFA business to a market aggregator;
• the share sale of a large technology company to a US buyer;
• the asset sale of a large leisure business;
• acting in the purchase & sale of numerous other businesses;
• conversion of several partnership businesses into limited company structures;
• advice to medical practices on partnership and commercial issues;
• drawing up farming partnership agreements;
• forming family investment companies as investment vehicles for family wealth;
• advising a number of significant local family businesses plan for succession to the next generation;
• implementing several exits for family business including share buybacks and restructures;
• advising on the formation of a joint venture for a new trading business;
• advised on several start-up businesses requiring external investment;
• helping an institutional client with data protection compliance;
• providing an ongoing data protection service to a PLC;
• advising a large media organisation on TV production contracts;
• advising a local entrepreneur on licensing his patent;
• resolving a long-running trade mark dispute between competitors;
• advising a local community body on a potential new development;
• advising several charities on constitutional amendments; and
• advising clients on hydro, biomass and onshore wind schemes.