In 2024, Macdonald Henderson’s award-winning team was proud to rank at number 2 for number of deals completed in Scotland, in the Experian (UK &I) M&A Review 2023.

In 2021, Macdonald Henderson’s award-winning team was recognized for the first time in The Times Best Law Firms. Macdonald Henderson 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.

Macdonald Henderson is recognised by Business Insider as one of the Top 10 Scottish corporate law firms by number of deals completed in 2020/21.

Our Corporate team were shortlisted as Corporate Team of the Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2023, and were shortlisted as Legal Advisor of the Year at The Insider Deal and Dealmakers Awards 2021.

Ranking as a Legal 500 Recommended Law Firm in 2024, the firm entered The Legal 500 in 2015 and has achieved ‘ranked’ status every year since, described by Legal 500 as:

‘The practice offers expertise in most areas of business. In effect, a one stop shop. They are quick to respond and the MD offers a personal touch’; ‘They are quick to respond and provide important information and direction to keep a relatively small company moving forward.’;

‘Macdonald Henderson have an excellent team of experienced corporate lawyers.’;

‘David Beveridge and Laura McKnight are excellent and provide a fantastic service to their clients.’;

‘The Macdonald Henderson team are great at their area of strategic focus: experienced and good quality corporate advice on SME M&A and investment deals.’;

‘David Beveridge is a great all rounder with 25 years of experience in the Scottish corporate market behind him. Commercial with good attention to detail, he knows how to get a deal done with no messing around. There are plenty of corporate lawyers at larger firms in Scotland who could take a leaf out of his book.’;

‘All services provided by Macdonald Henderson are partner led, which is important in the OMB marketplace. The Partners are well supported by their team, and it is clear that communication within their business is excellent.’;

‘David Beveridge and Laura McKnight both display a positive and “can-do” attitude and always strive to find solutions and ways to make things happen.’;

“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”.

Macdonald Henderson accepted an invitation to join the International Commercial Law Alliance (“ICLA”), in 2021, becoming its sole Scottish member. ICLA was established over ten years ago, originally as a European alliance of business law firms, however it has expanded rapidly to include with firms from further afield, such as USA, China and Brazil. ICLA allows clients to access experts in many jurisdictions where they can be confident that their matter will be handled with the same care and commitment to excellence, whatever the relevant state or law may be.