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 is a regular port of call for SMEs, charities and other third sector clients due to its broad employment law offering, which includes tribunal defence against claims of discrimination and unfair dismissal. Glasgow-based team head Ben Doherty, whose expertise extends to senior executive departures, is an essential contact for this. On the non-contentious side, the group provides the full range of day-to-day employment law advice, in addition to transactional and TUPE support; the Edinburgh-based Kate Wyatt is frequently instructed to provide assistance in the transactional space.

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

Lindsays‘ multidisciplinary charities team leverages its strength in employment law, commercial property and dispute resolution to advise on the full range of charity-related matters. The team is regularly instructed by large and high-profile charities to assist with OSCR compliance, governance structures and constitutional reviews. The ‘exceptional’ Helen Kidd now leads the practice, having joined the firm from Brodies LLP in 2022. Employment law specialists Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt act for third sector clients on employment tribunal claims, disciplinary procedures and contract issues, while Lynsey Kerr acts for charitable trusts providing assistance with their establishment, reorganisation and winding up.