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  1. Leading Silks
  2. Leading Juniors

Leading Silks

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    • Calum MacNeill QC - Westwater AdvocatesPaitent, bright and a pleasure to work with.
    • Bryan Napier QC - Hastie StableA veteran employment law practitioner.

Leading Juniors

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    • Russell Bradley - Ampersand AdvocatesExtremely tenacious when needed and great with clients.
    • Peter Grant-Hutchison - Terra Firma ChambersHis name carries substantial weight in employment cases.
    • David Hay - Westwater AdvocatesHis practice spans a wide range of employment law matters
    • Ken McGuire - Westwater AdvocatesGives clear, concise advice and is able to take complex matters and explain them to clients effectively.
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    • Graham Dunlop - Terra Firma ChambersRecommended for constructive dismissal cases on behalf of large respondents.
    • James Murphie - Hastie StableStrong on a wide range of employment law matters.
    • Alice Stobart - Westwater AdvocatesA strong senior-junior.

Russell Bradley of Ampersand Advocates acts for employers in a wide range of first instance matters, with particular expertise of defending whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims.

Members of Hastie Stable represent employers and employees in a range of employment law matters, both at first instance and on appeal.

At Terra Firma Chambers, Peter Grant-Hutchison and Graham Dunlop are the key names for note in employment work. The pair act primarily for respondents in cases including constructive dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE, and discrimination, though on occasion represent employees.

Westwater Advocates remains a key stable for employment law matters in Scotland, with a wide selection of specialist advocates available for instruction on behalf of both respondents and claimants. Key areas of work for the set include discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE cases.

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