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Anderson Strathern

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1 RUTLAND COURT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EY, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 270 7700
Fax:
Fax 0131 270 7788
DX:
ED3 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.andersonstrathern.co.uk

Barry Nichol

Tel:
Work 0131 625 7238
Email:
Anderson Strathern

Work Department

Employment and pensions.

Position

Partner, specialising in employment law. Acting predominantly for employers of all kinds and sizes ranging from owner managed businesses to PLCs with a particular interest and involvement in the education sector. He acts for a number of universities and independent schools. Advice includes the whole spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law including advising clients in relation to disciplinary and grievance matters, redundancy and reorganisation, mediation, equality issues and Employment Tribunal representation. Provides bespoke training and workshops on a range of employment law and human resource topics.

Career

Trained Donnelly, Neary and Donnelly, Newry (Northern Ireland); qualified 1999; Norwich Union (2000-01); Mentor Employment Law Services (2001-03); Anderson Strathern LLP (2003 to present); partner 2013.

Member

Scottish Discrimination Law Association.

Education

St Malachy's College, Belfast (1986-1993); University of Dundee (1993-97, LLB Hons); Queens University, Belfast (1997-99, CPLS).

Leisure

Tennis and theatre.


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

The team at Anderson Strathern brings a ‘very positive attitude’ to both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, counting a large number of public sector and higher education bodies as clients. Paul Brown represented the University of Stirling in the defence of a Protective Award complaint brought by an academic trade union in relation to a longstanding dispute around fixed-term contract employees. Chris McDowall advised Teradata UK on the impact of its global workforce optimisation exercise which resulted in a major HR reorganisation. Barry Nichol represents the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service in a number of tribunal cases relating to current and former employees. The practice is led by Alun Thomas who has particular expertise in employment mediation. Mandy Armstrong is also recommended for tribunal advocacy and routinely represents public sector employers.

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