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Weightmans LLP

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Scotland: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5

Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP’s team is led by Elaine McIlroy, whose particular focus is TUPE and strategic advisory employment work. The group also handles employment tribunal claims for a number of UK and international clients, including First Bus. Highlights included advising a major consulting firm on TUPE matters concerning the merger of one of its clients and a large US-owned software company in relation to a project that involved offshoring its R&D function from the UK to India and the US.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 4

Weightmans LLP

At Weightmans LLP, Seonaid Busby, who specialises in insurance litigation and regulatory proceedings, acts for clients in defence of regulatory prosecutions, and has extensive experience in fatal accident inquiries. The group has significant insurer panel appointments and a number of corporate insured corporate clients. The group represented AIG and John Power, a lorry driver who had lost control of his vehicle after a medical event, in a fatal accident inquiry with parallels to the Glasgow Bin Lorry case – leading to a determination that was critical both the client and his doctor.

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Immigration - ranked: tier 3

Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP specialises in corporate immigration issues, for which it leverages its national presence and established employment law practice; with an impressive client roster of blue chip employers including multinationals, educational establishments and technology start-ups. Key contact in Scotland, Elaine McIlroy, who, in addition to companies, advises entrepreneurs, investors and high net-worth individuals on matters including applying for sponsor licences, compliance with sponsor duties, preventing illegal working and Tier 1 entrepreneur and investor visas.

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Scotland: Insurance

Personal injury: defender
Personal injury: defender - ranked: tier 3

Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP’s team is led by the experienced litigator, Douglas Keir, who acts for insurers, adjusters and insured businesses and specialises in defending high value motor, employer and public liability claims in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. Pamela Stevenson has extensive experience defending industrial disease claims across a variety of sectors, most notably in asbestos and carpal tunnel actions. The group also represents a number of local authorities, including Glasgow City, Inverclyde, West Lothian and Fife. Seonaid Busby handles a number of RTA matters and is currently representing the accused party, on behalf of AIG, in a fatal accident inquiry into the death of a driver following a motor collision.

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Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow - ranked: tier 4

Weightmans LLP

Weightmans LLP's Scottish real estate team operates as part of a larger integrated UK group. Its wide-ranging workload for UK and international clients includes acquisitions and disposals, development, asset management and finance. Practice head Cassandra Auld has a wealth of experience of acting for clients in the hotels, leisure and retail sectors. The other notable figure in Glasgow is real estate finance head Douglas Gourlay, who is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law. Bryan Finlayson recently departed for Curle Stewart.

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