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Weightmans LLP

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Scotland: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 5

Weightmans LLP (Glasgow)

Weightmans LLP provides ‘technically-sound and business-focused’ advice to blue-chip clients with a focus on TUPE and transactional matters alongside strategic advisory work. The team, led by Elaine McIlroy, also represents clients in employment tribunal proceedings, often defending the employer against discrimination claims raised by employees. McIlroy advised a company on a number of senior level exits, including discrimination issues, and defended another company against maternity discrimination claims which arose out of a redundancy.

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Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 4

Weightmans LLP (Glasgow)

Weightmans LLP acts for insurers and corporations, and is ‘very experienced in dealing with investigations of work accidents’. Seonaid Busby, who is specialised in insurance litigation and regulatory proceedings, is praised as ‘having great knowledge and excellent inter-personal skills’. Litigator Doug Keir has ‘a wealth of experience and fights his client’s corner with tenacity’. Clients include Peel Ports and E.ON.

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Immigration - ranked: tier 3

Weightmans LLP (Glasgow)

Weightmans LLP is able to call on colleagues in the firm’s robust employment team to assist multinational clients and blue-chips with sponsor licence and work permit applications, alongside general immigration compliance matters. Main contact Elaine McIlroy, who provides ‘good, succinct advice’, assisted a client with a Tier 2 visa application for an executive director, and advised another client on the procedures for obtaining status of indefinite leave to remain for a key member of staff. The team also dealt with refused visa application and sponsorship matters.

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Scotland: Insurance

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

Weightmans LLP (Glasgow)

Weightmans LLP’s ‘clear and concise’ team has ‘excellent industry knowledge’. It acts for insurers in fatality compensation and motor claims, employers’ and public liability matters, as well as industrial disease litigation. The ‘extremely well-informed’ Pamela Stevenson ‘provides sound legal guidance and anticipates the pursuer’s next steps at all times’. She advised a client on a mesothelioma claim. In a separate matter, team head Douglas Keir represented a client in a fatality compensation claim arising from a road traffic accident. Seonaid Busby is another key member of the team.

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Scotland: Real estate

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

Weightmans LLP (Glasgow)

Weightmans LLP advises UK-based and international clients on a variety of commercial property transactions, commercial and residential developments, and portfolio management issues. Cassandra Auld, who joined from Pinsent Masons LLP in 2016, has substantial transactional property experience, with a particular specialism in the retail, leisure and hotel sectors. Douglas Gourlay, who is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law, leads the real estate finance team in Scotland. Practice head Bryan Finlayson acts for a wide variety of clients, ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 corporates, and is advising Edinburgh Airport on a hotel development at the airport. Other clients include Punch Taverns, Ness Clothing, Rexel UK Limited and Dickie & Moore.

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