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.

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Scotland > Employment > Employment

Lindsays has a strong profile advising charities, care providers and SMEs on employee dismissals and disciplinary proceedings, including employment tribunal defence, but also handles transactional and TUPE work alongside day-to-day employment law. While the team led by the Glasgow-based Ben Doherty is predominately retained by employers, it also acts for employees, most notably senior staff in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. Besides its legal expertise, clients also benefit from the practice’s fixed-price employment law packages.

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

Lindsays acts for several large charities including campaigning organisations, grant-making foundations and charitable trusts on governance structures, OSCR compliance and constitutional reviews. Led by Alastair Keatinge, the group is well-placed to handle employment-related advice through specialists Ben Doherty (who heads the employment team) and Kate Wyatt who is regularly instructed by third-sector clients on disciplinary and grievance matters, dismissals and contract issues. Compliance and governance matters are dealt with by consultant David Dunsire. The health and social care sector continues to be the main area of activity for the practice.