Our award winning Employment Unit has experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment law and HR issues. Given the ever changing nature of employment law, we understand our clients require purposeful and practical guidance to allow them to properly understand their legal obligations, rights and options; not regurgitation of black letter law. Our approach focuses on our clients’ desired outcomes which are at the forefront of the advice we provide. In this way we are able to offer commercially focussed solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
We can advise on:
We act for both employers and employees, allowing us to take a balanced view on those issues with which our clients require assistance. We deal with all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination laws, contractual disputes, compromise agreements, business re-organisations, advice on the application and impact of the TUPE Regulations and family friendly issues (maternity/paternity/adoption/parental rights).
Our expertise across these areas is supported through the Employment Unit having been awarded Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland in both Employment and Discrimination Law.
The Employment Unit has a particular strength in representing clients before the Employment Tribunal, as well as the Employment Appeal Tribunal and other courts, with all members of the team having a strong background in litigation representation in the Scottish courts. Our solicitors regularly appear personally in these forums, achieving successful outcomes for their clients.
We are also able to provide advice at an early stage with regards to any disputes which arise in the workplace. The old adage of it never being too early to call your solicitor is never truer when it comes to employment law matters. What may start life as a simple disagreement can quickly escalate if it is not dealt with promptly. We regularly help our clients deal with such disputes, offering advice and guidance on disciplinary, grievance and procedural matter.
We are also able to provide our clients with employment documentation, including contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements and policies and procedures. Our Employment Unit’s efforts on behalf of our clients have been recognised on a number of occasions.
- Employment Firm of the Year – winner – the Law Awards of Scotland 2009
- Employment Law Firm of the Year – shortlisted finalists – The Law Awards of Scotland 2010
- Employment Law Firm of the Year – shortlisted finalist – Scottish Legal Awards 2010
- Employment Law Firm of the Year – Shortlisted finalist – The Law Awards of Scotland 2008
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We are also able to provide employer clients with legal expenses insurance (both before and after the event) to give added protection in respect of the legal costs that any employment tribunal claim may create for your business.
Training is an important part of the service we provide. We will tailor bespoke sessions for employer clients which target your specific business needs. Our client feedback from your training sessions is excellent.