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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Index of tables

  1. Employment – Leading silks
  2. Employment – Leading juniors

Employment – Leading silks

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    • Calum MacNeill QC - Westwater AdvocatesA highly intelligent, cogent and persuasive silk.
    • Brian Napier QC - Hastie StableExtremely knowledgeable, articulate and meticulous.
    • James Peoples QC - Westwater AdvocatesNoted for his expertise in discrimination matters.

Employment – Leading juniors

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    • Russell Bradley - AmpersandHe is proactive, commercial and precise.
    • Donald Cameron - Westwater AdvocatesPast cases include unfair dismissal matters.
    • Juliette Casey - Non-clerking member of the Faculty of AdvocatesKnown for handling equality and discrimination matters.
    • Laurence Cunningham - Westwater AdvocatesRecommended for cases involving discrimination matters.
    • Peter Grant-Hutchison - Terra Firma ChambersPast work includes unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and equal pay matters.
    • David Hay - Westwater AdvocatesAn excellent advocate and a skilful communicator.
    • Ken McGuire - Westwater AdvocatesVery practical, commercial and great with clients; a safe pair of hands.
    • James Murphie - Hastie StableRecommended for a broad range of employment matters.
    • Maurice O’Carroll - Terra Firma ChambersVery well known for handling employment disputes.
    • Hugh Olson - Arnot Manderson AdvocatesRobust and pragmatic.
    • Alice Stobart - Westwater AdvocatesAn inimitable advocate.

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Ampersand’s recent caseload includes unfair dismissal cases, TUPE and discrimination matters.

The workload for Arnot Manderson Advocates’ practitioners includes TUPE claims, discrimination, equal pay, restrictive covenants and unfair dismissal cases.

Hastie Stable’s advocates are well known for acting for local government, employers, trade unions and employees across a spectrum of employment cases.

Members of Terra Firma Chambers’ advocates act for employers and employees in discrimination matters, TUPE transfers, as well as unfair, wrongful, and constructive dismissal claims, restrictive covenants, and breach of contract issues.

Westwater Advocates houses ‘a strong range of employment specialists’ who have expertise across the full range of employment matters, including whistleblowing, discrimination on grounds of disability, race and sex, unfair dismissal matters and TUPE claims.

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