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Anderson Strathern

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Paul Brown

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Anderson Strathern

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Paul has specialised in employment law for 20 years acting for a variety of both public and private companies as well as government and local authorities. Paul advises on TUPE and employment related matter of commercial transactions as well advising and appearing in both the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Paul advises on discrimination and equality issues and union negotiations and consultation. Advising the Scottish government on equality and employment aspects of the Scotrail tender exercise form inception to completion. Paul is also a qualified Mediator.


MacDonald, McCormack & Giusti Martin – year qualified: 1991; Headrick Inglis Glen (1991-1994), assistant then partner; Henderson Boyd Jackson (1994-2000) assistant then partner; Biggart Baillie (now DWF) partner from 2000-2015; Anderson Strathern partner 2015 to date.


Member Employment Law Committee of Law Society of Scotland; Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Lawyers Group (Scotland).


St Aloysius College, Glasgow; University of Strathclyde, LLB( Hons); Diploma in Legal Practice; Notary Public.

Scotland: Human resources


Within: Employment

The team at Anderson Strathern brings a ‘very positive attitude’ to both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, counting a large number of public sector and higher education bodies as clients. Paul Brown represented the University of Stirling in the defence of a Protective Award complaint brought by an academic trade union in relation to a longstanding dispute around fixed-term contract employees. Chris McDowall advised Teradata UK on the impact of its global workforce optimisation exercise which resulted in a major HR reorganisation. Barry Nichol represents the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service in a number of tribunal cases relating to current and former employees. The practice is led by Alun Thomas who has particular expertise in employment mediation. Mandy Armstrong is also recommended for tribunal advocacy and routinely represents public sector employers.

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Within: Immigration

Anderson Strathern draws on its employment and pension expertise in the education sector to complement its varied immigration practice, which advises large public sector organisations, private companies and individuals on visa applications and corporate migration. The team also advises a number of Scottish businesses on the recruitment of migrant workers. The practice is led by Paul Brown, who alongside senior associate Steven Dunn is noted for possessing ‘excellent knowledge of the complexities and intricacies of immigration law’.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Anderson Strathern’s clients includes Scottish sporting bodies, clubs and individual players, which it advises on the range of sports law issues. The practice is led by governance and compliance specialist John Kerr, who assisted with the contractual aspects of Badminton Scotland’s bid to host the World Championships in 2017, and is now reviewing the client’s hosting agreement with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in order to run its Scottish Open Championships as a Grade 6 BWF World Tour Tournament from 2018-2021. He also advised Cricket Scotland on a major restructure of governance, which required the approval by member clubs and the senior management of Tennis Scotland on the exit of its CEO. James Blair and Paul Brown are instructed by Rangers Football Club on a range of employment matters, including a high profile player exit resulting from concerns about his behaviour.

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