Harper Macleod announces bumper year

•Scottish firm Harper Macleod has posted a turnover increase of more than 17 per cent, taking total revenue from £10.5m in 2005-06 to £12.2m last year. The average profit at the 39-partner firm has yet to be finalised, but is projected to be in the region of £250,000 off a net profit margin of around 38 per cent. The stronger than expected figures seal a year of change for Harper Macleod, in which it became only the second Scottish firm to appoint a non-lawyer chief executive and during which it launched a three-year plan targeting aggressive growth.