Employment - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow
What the team is known for An established practice with offices across Scotland. Particularly strong in the oil and gas and public sectors, with additional expertise in transport and education. Experienced in defending Employment Tribunal litigation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Responsiveness: "We get a call back within an hour."
What's new? Ian Truscott QC, one of the leading employment advocates in Scotland, has moved to Simpson & Marwick from Murray Stable.
Stephen Miller, Graham Mitchell, Gina Wilson and Frances Ross joined the firm from MacRoberts in May 2013.
Work highlights Successfully acted for Cameron Limited on a claim brought against it in the Aberdeen Employment Tribunal for unlawful deduction of wages, complicated by the fact the claimant was employed to work in various jurisdictions in the Middle East.
Sandy Kemp is described as having a "stellar reputation in the market." Peers hold him in high regard and praise him for being a "very polished advocate."
Stephen Miller offers a keen understanding of discrimination law. He is regarded as being strong in advising the public sector.
Chris Phillips is an experienced tribunal advocate. He advises clients across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Gina Wilson has broad experience in defending tribunal claims and handling EAT proceedings. Her areas of expertise include discrimination, unfair dismissal and TUPE matters.
Ian Truscott QC is a renowned employment law specialist who brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. He is described by sources as an "impressive advocate who inspires confidence."
One client comments that David Hughes is "an extremely experienced, positive individual." Another source comments that "he effectively manages work to a timescale."
Significant clients Baker Hughes, Grampian Police, Marathon Oil, Petrotechnics, BIS Salamis.