About Us Independent Accreditations

MacRoberts is proud to hold four International Standards Organisation (ISO) certifications, which are considered critical to the business's operations.

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management

MacRoberts achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management in early 2020. ISO 9001 is the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world and revolves around the principles of customer focus, leadership, the involvement of people, adopting a process approach, ensuring a systematic approach to management, continual improvement, adopting a factual approach to decision making, and developing mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

ISO 9001's focus is also to enhance client satisfaction by meeting client needs whilst fulfilling applicable regulatory requirements. The Quality standard also helps to enforce a management position of driving continual improvement of processes.

ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management

As concern grows regarding the environment, organisations of all types and sizes are increasingly turning their attention to how their activities, products and services are impacting on the world around us. The ISO 14001 standard is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how an effective environmental management system can be put in place. The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between reducing an organisation's environmental impact while maintaining profitability.

In early 2020, the firm achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification. MacRoberts is proud of this achievement as this standard highlights our commitment to environmental awareness.

ISO 27001:2013 – Information Security

MacRoberts successfully achieved the Information Security standard, ISO 27001:2013 certification, in 2017. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised security gold standard which helps businesses identify risks to information and put in place appropriate security measures, so that these risks can be managed or reduced.

ISO 22301:2012 – Business Continuity

Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we achieved full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity certification in 2020.

The firm recognises the need to be prepared for adverse situations should they arise, including severe weather events, technology failures and loss of access to our office premises. MacRoberts is committed to ensuring that its business operations are resilient and that we can always meet the deadlines and expectations of our clients, regardless of the operational challenges we might face in the future.

Cyber Essentials & PCI DSS Certifications

MacRoberts is certified against Cyber Essentials and compliant with PCI DSS.

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government entry-level information security standard. PCI DDS is an international payment card industry security standard.

In late 2019, the firm gained Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like further information on the ISO standards MacRoberts has achieved, please contact our Risk Manager, Philip McCrossan:

philip.mccrossan@macroberts.com or 0141 303 1336

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.