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Laurence Gregory Cunningham

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Greg has a particular interest in equality law; employment and industrial relations; regulation of professionals; pensions, financial services and trusts; tax; and related professional negligence; immigration. He has experience of employment and discrimination litigation including appeals to the Inner House of the Court of Session from the Employment Appeal Tribunal; appeals to the EAT in both Edinburgh and London; Employment Tribunals in Scotland and England; and enforcement actions arising from restrictive covenants. He has acted for individuals, corporations and public bodies involving a wide range of issues including discrimination (age, disability, maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation), equal pay, part-timers, redundancy, status, trade union law, TUPE, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing; and professional misconduct (including health professionals). He has advised in connection with both public and private sector occupational pension schemes for scheme members, employers and trustees. His experience of pensions, financial services, trusts and tax litigation includes trust petitions in the Inner House of the Court of Session; petitions for rectification of trust deeds in the Outer House; trust variation; special case; contract and negligence claims in relation to pensions and trusts in the Commercial Court, negligence and breach of trust claims in the Outer House; pensions mis-selling in the Outer House and the Sheriff Court; claims to the Pensions Ombudsman (including oral hearing); appeals from the PO; the Financial Ombudsman Service; and the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber). City of Edinburgh v Scottish Council for Research in Education 2013 SLT 540; Davidson v M 2009 SLT 1009; Boyd v Renfrewshire Council 2008 SCLR 578. Contributing author:


Qualified as a solicitor 1994; called to the Bar 1997.


Association of Pension Lawyers; (formerly) Chairman of APL (Scottish group); (formerly) APL Pensions Litigation Committee (UK); Employment Lawyers Association; ELA Steering Group (Scotland); ELA Working Groups; Faculty of Advocates Employment Group, founding committee member; IArb.


University of Strathclyde: LLB 1991, Dip LP 1992; Glasgow Graduate School of Law: LLM 2006.

Scottish Bar


Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Laurence Cunningham - Westwater AdvocatesExperienced in all areas of discrimination matters.’

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Tax, trusts and pensions

Within: Tax, trusts and pensions – Leading juniors

Laurence Cunningham - Westwater AdvocatesRecommended for pensions and trusts litigation.’

Within: Tax, trusts and pensions

Laurence Cunningham is a key contact at Westwater Advocates for trusts and pensions cases.

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