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Partner in the employment department heading up the firm's employment offering in Glasgow; an experienced employment law solicitor who acts on behalf of employers and senior executives in both contentious and non-contentious matters, covering the full range of employment law issues, including unfair dismissal, redundancy and restructure, statutory and contractual rights, all forms of discrimination and equality, industrial relations and TUPE. Represents clients regularly in the Employment Tribunal and also provides representation in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and advises clients on employment-related disputes in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. An experienced Employment Tribunal litigator and a standing member of the Employment Tribunal National Users' Group. In the non-contentious field, works closely with and advises clients at board and management level, providing employment law advice on long-term strategic issues, as well as providing practical, day-to-day advice. Clients acted for range from small undertakings to local authorities, government departments, Scotland's largest housing associations, further education institutions, local and national charities and large companies (notably in the retail, hospitality, construction, renewables and natural resources sectors).
Trained Brodies Solicitors; qualified 2001; Harper Macleod LLP 2001-11, partner 2004; partner Brodies LLP 2011 to date; lecturer on Employment Law Masters Course, Robert Gordon University 2006-07; regular speaker on the employment law conference/seminar circuit; speaker at the Law Society of Scotland law conference 2011; speaker at the Society of Personnel Directors of Scotland conferences for the past three years; speaker at the 2008 Scottish Business Crime conference, the 2009 Scotland's Colleges conference, the 2010 Capita Public Sector Absence Management conference, the 2010 DavidsonMorris Immigration conference and the 2010 Central Law Training National Employment Law conference. Publications include disability discrimination chapter of the 'Lawyer's Factbook' (Greens, March 2011); various articles in national press and human resources sector publications.
Law Society of Scotland Employment Law Group; Employment Lawyers Association; solicitor member of the Law Society of Scotland Equalities Law Sub Committee; standing member of the Employment Tribunal National Users' Group.
St Columba's High School, Clydebank; University of Glasgow (MA; PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education)); University of Strathclyde (LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice).
Football, sailing, socialising with family and friends.