Employment - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Edinburgh, Glasgow
What the team is known for As well as advocacy support and representing clients at the Employment Tribunal and EAT, the team acts on the employment aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. Other areas of expertise include senior exits and TUPE transfers.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "Excellent. I have one point of contact, but if they are not available there is always someone else who can genuinely assist."
Work highlights Acted for a respondent in a five-day race and disability discrimination claim in July 2011. This was one of the first multiple discrimination claims to be heard under the Equality Act 2010. The case was successfully concluded, securing a 60% award of the respondent’s expenses as taxed.
Successfully represented Healthcare Management Solutions at Exeter Employment Tribunal against claims of unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing.
Alan Thomson is head of the firm's employment team and brings in-depth experience of senior executive terminations, discrimination claims and transactional matters. Clients regard him as "commercial and pragmatic."
Significant clients Whyte and Mackay, Glasgow School of Art, The Law Society of Scotland, Canterbury Care Homes, InVent Health.