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Ampersand Advocates, Russell Bradley, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

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Russell Bradley

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Areas of practice: employment; industrial relations; discrimination. Recent appellate work includes: Inner House of the Court of Session; City of Edinburgh Council v Kaur; (successful opposition to motion for leave to appeal race discrimination claim to the Supreme Court); in the Employment Appeal Tribunal; Scottish Ambulance Service v Laing (UKEATS/0038/12/BI); Domino’s Pizza v Gould and Fraser (UKEATS/0051/12/BI) and Swanston New Golf Club Limited v Gallagher (UKEATS/0033/13/BI). As a solicitor, his appellate work included West Coast Trains Ltd v Murphy UKEATS/0064/05/RN, Eclipse Blinds Ltd v Bill EAT 818/92 and Kitsons Environmental Europe Ltd v Hendry UKEATS/0002/08/MT. Recent first instance work includes advising on and appearing (for pursuers and defenders) in the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Recent employment tribunal work includes claims across the range of discrimination, equal pay and unfair dismissal. He has recently advised on the exit of a number of senior executives. As a solicitor, he acted for; a Scottish governing body of a sport advising on the implications on equalising membership rights in light of the Equality Act 2010; a director and 26 other employees in claims of unfair dismissal and for protective awards on the administration and subsequent ‘pre-pack’ sale of business; and a plc high street bank advising on remedies following the departure of a team of 25 senior, middle and junior team members to establish a competitive business.


Called 2012; Russell was in private practice as a solicitor for over 20 years. In the latter half of those years he worked exclusively in the employment field as partner and head of the Scottish employment team at DLAPiper. In that time, his work covered the whole gamut of employment issues including multi-jurisdictional transactions; whistleblowing claims; advice on the use of a-typical workers; TUPE in service-provision changes; team moves in the financial services industry and advising on a number of high profile removal of senior executives. Clients included: household name plcs, government departments, non-departmental public bodies, banks, limited companies, law firms, football clubs, partnerships, ‘group employees’ and individuals. In the time immediately before calling to the Bar, he helped to set up the employment practice at Vialex limited, the legal services company, and was an advocacy consultant to Doyle Clayton, the UK’s largest employment firm. Russell was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law, was listed in Chambers and Partners 2010 as a leading individual in employment in Scotland and was noted in Legal 500 2010 as being ‘at the top of his game’. Publications of note: W Green: ‘Employment Law Bulletin’: December 2012: article on jurisdiction and time bar.


Faculty of Advocates Employment Law Group; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society. Reporter on Employment Law to the Faculty of Advocates Law Reform Committee.


University of Glasgow (1984 MA; 1986 LLB; 1987 DipLP).

Scottish Bar


Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Russell Bradley - Ampersand ‘Very experienced in TUPE, restrictive covenants and whistleblowing cases.’

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