Ben Doherty > Lindsays > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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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.
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.
Employment Lawyers Association; Employment Law Group of the Law Society of Scotland.
Belfast Royal Academy; University of Dundee (LLB upper 2nd class Hons 1999); Northumbria University (legal practice course with distinction 2000).
Family, supporting Glasgow Warriors and Ulster Rugby Teams, playing squash.
Lindsays provides SMEs across various sectors such as construction, manufacturing, software and hospitality, alongside social care providers and other charity sector clients with strategic employment law advice, including executive level terminations, industrial and trade union issues and TUPE matters. Ben Doherty and his team also defend clients against various employment tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.
The charities team at Lindsays advises on governance issues, amendments to charters and constitutions and assists with regulatory compliance. One core focus of the team is employment; the firm handles a range of sensitive employment disputes, concerning dismissals of both employees and management figures. Alastair Keatinge, who is regarded as ‘eminent in his field’, leads the team. Consultant David Dunsire counts the Bank of Scotland Foundation and St Columba’s Hospice among his clients. Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt specialise in employment matters for clients in the sector, while Kenneth Gray handles property transactions. Lynsey Kerr, who is prominent in the firm’s tax, trusts and probate team, advises donors on charitable giving.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Private client > Family
- Insurance > Medical negligence: pursuer
- Insurance > Personal injury: pursuer
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Employment > Employment
- Real estate > Property litigation