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BTO Solicitors LLP

48 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5HS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 7803
DX:
GW96 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Laura Salmond

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner

Laura has specialised in employment law for over a decade and deals with all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She advises on the full spectrum of employment issues arising in the workplace, including equality and diversity, redundancy, conduct, performance management, whistleblowing, ill health absences, flexible working and disciplinary and grievance matters. She also undertakes mediation, provides tailored employment documentation and advises on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and settlement agreements. Laura is experienced in advising and representing trade union/staff association members in a wide range of employment-related matters and in representing both employees and employers at employment tribunals throughout Scotland and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Laura regularly delivers training to clients and works in an advisory capacity with clients to proactively manage their employment law needs. Clients appreciate Laura’s commercial acumen combined with her friendly and approachable manner.

Career

Legal traineeship, Blackadders, Dundee (2002 – 2004); assistant, Semple Fraser (2004-2005); assistant, Levy & McRae (2005-2006); associate, Levy & McRae (2007 – 2013); senior associate, Levy & McRae (2013 – 2014); partner, Levy & McRae (2014 – 2015); partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (2015 – present).

Member

Member Law Society of Scotland; Employment Law Group; Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Abronhill High School, Cumbernauld; Glasgow Graduate School of Law; Dundee University, 2001 LLB (Hons), 2002 Dip LP.

Leisure

Socialising, exercising, reading.


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Next generation lawyers

Laura Salmond - BTO Solicitors LLP

Within: Employment

Acting for employers and employees alike, BTO Solicitors LLP is ‘a very good choice for medium-sized companies’ and ‘provides excellent service, from general advice to tribunal representation’. The team handles whistleblowing, discrimination and TUPE matters and often acts for public sector clients as well as colleges, private schools and senior executives. The ‘very organised and knowledgeableLaura Salmond, who ‘approaches conflicts with a calm demeanour and incisive wit’, advised more than 3,000 members of the Prison Officers’ Association Scotland on a wide range of employment matters, including discrimination, capability, misconduct and data protection issues. Practice head Caroline Carr is best known for her expertise in the clinical defence arena and frequently advises doctors, consultants and dentists on employment and disciplinary issues. Her recent highlights include advising a doctor on investigation proceedings. In another highlight, the team advised a Scottish group of companies on TUPE transfer matters. The ‘very responsive’ David Hoey is also recommended, as is consultant Rhona Wark, who joined from Anderson Strathern.

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