Ben Doherty > Lindsays > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
100 QUEEN STREET
GLASGOW
G1 3DN
Scotland

Work Department

Employment

Position

Ben is Partner and heads up Lindsays Employment Law team. He has specialised in employment law for over 15 years and during that time has built up considerable experience in advising employers in respect of a broad range of employment law matters.

Ben has represented employer clients from a range of sectors, including charities, healthcare providers, construction companies and service providers in Employment Tribunals across the UK and has experience of defending unfair dismissal, equal pay and the entire range of discrimination claims.

Ben has also considerable experience of advising clients in respect of the application and effect of the TUPE regulations. He regularly acts for customers and service providers in respect of large scale outsourcing contracts and ensures that his client’s risk in such arrangements is mitigated by the inclusion of suitable indemnities and warranties.

Ben also provides day to day employment law and HR strategy advice to clients in respect of disciplinary and grievance matters, redundancies and restructurings, changes to terms and conditions of employment and equal opportunity issues.

Career

Trained Tollers Solicitors. Ben first specialised in employment law when working for Tollers Solicitors as a specialist paralegal. That job led into a training contract with Tollers and Ben qualified in March 2004. He subsequently moved to Pinsent Masons Glasgow office in May 2005 and remained there until October 2011 when he joined Lindsays as a senior associate. Ben was promoted to director in October 2012 and took over as head of the employment team in January 2013.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Group of the Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Belfast Royal Academy; University of Dundee (LLB upper 2nd class Hons 1999); Northumbria University (legal practice course with distinction 2000).

Leisure

Family, supporting Glasgow Warriors and Ulster Rugby Teams, playing squash.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Employment > Employment

Lindsays has particular expertise in the third sector but also advises SMEs on a wide range of employment law matters, including transactional issues and TUPE, restructuring exercises, collective redundancies and individual employee dismissals including prior internal investigations and disciplinary hearings as well as subsequent employment tribunal claims. Ben Doherty heads up the team and is particularly well versed in TUPE regulations but also handles various other employment law and HR matters.

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Led by Alastair Keatinge, Lindsays acts for a wide range of prominent charities, including service providers, grant-making foundations and campaigning organisations. Its work covers advice on governance, OSCR compliance, constitutional reviews and reorganisations and restructuring matters. The department – particularly employment specialists Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt– also frequently offers charity clients employment advice on staff negligence issues, executive removals, settlement agreements and TUPE guidance following mergers. Other core areas of focus for the group include charity law contracts, funding, commercial property matters and litigation. Consultant David Dunsire also provides key support in this space.