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Brodies LLP

15 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 3777
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 3878
DX:
ED10 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.brodies.com

Joan Cradden

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0130
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner and head of the employment team at Brodies; combines experience as an employment lawyer in private practice with three years as an in-house HR adviser at The Royal Bank of Scotland; noted for finance sector experience, her approach is business focused, bringing valuable insight from the client’s perspective; appears regularly before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK and has also appeared before the EAT in Scotland on a number of occasions; particularly enjoys training and had developed a number of tailored programmes for clients on subjects ranging from TUPE to risk management in grievance handling; the fields of employee relations and discrimination law hold a special interest; has studied both at an academic level and in the context of legal practice.

Career

Trained Brodies LLP; qualified 1994; assistant 1994-95; in-house adviser for human resources Royal Bank of Scotland 1995-97; assistant Brodies LLP 1997-99; associate 1999; partner 2001.

Languages

German.

Member

ELA; Scottish Employment Law Group.

Education

Rathmore Grammar, Belfast; Edinburgh University (1988 MA Hons Social Policy and Politics; 1991 LLB Merit; 1992 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Running, reading, classical violin.


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Joan Cradden - Brodies LLP

Within: Employment

Brodies LLP handles the spectrum of employment work for major corporates with operations in Scotland, including litigation, business support and transactional mandates. Led by Tony Hadden, the team is noted for its ‘good experience, professional approach, knowledge and attention to detail’. Hadden is an employment litigator with substantial tribunal experience, but also has significant transactional experience; his recent highlights include advising Axis Capital on all HR issues relating to its purchase of Novae Group. Joan Cradden has particular expertise in financial services employment matters and in cases with a cross-border element. Cradden advised Skyes Global Services on the development of its call centre business, which allows agents to work exclusively at home. Lynne Marr led the firm’s support of long-term client, Prudential, in connection with its merger with M & G. Marr advises a range of public and third sector bodies, including charities and higher education institutions.

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