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We have one of the largest, best-qualified and most experienced teams of employment law specialists in the north and north-east of Scotland, providing expert, pragmatic and innovative solutions.

The team works with businesses and senior individuals to manage all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues in sectors including energy, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, higher education, IT, professional services and the Third Sector.

With extensive credentials including acting for major employers and valuable in-house experience our employment team has a detailed understanding of the issues facing business and how they might best be addressed in order to manage risk and achieve your objectives.

Tailoring practical solutions which directly address what matters our employment team has an enviable track record of success for corporate and senior individual clients, and continues to grow to support the needs of our clients in a rapidly changing work environment.


Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Eric Gilligan

Eric Gilligan

Partner, Head of Employment

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David Chalmers

David Chalmers

Partner, Employment

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Anya Duncan

Anya Duncan

Partner, Employment

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Never let me go – can you dismiss employees receiving permanent health insurance benefits?

Never let me go – can you dismiss employ…

Monday 3rd December 2018

Although it is becoming less common, many employers still offer generous insurance benefits to employees that provide financial assistance should they become unable to carry out their role due to...

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Blowing the Whistle on Personal Liability for Dismissal

Blowing the Whistle on Personal Liabilit…

Monday 5th November 2018

The protection of workers and employees against detriment and dismissal by an employer on the ground that they have “blown the whistle” or made a protected disclosure is well known...

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Having your discrimination cake and eating it.

Having your discrimination cake and eati…

Thursday 11th October 2018

Yesterday, 10 October, the Supreme Court released its much-anticipated judgement in the Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd appeal, known widely in the press as “the gay cake case”. The...

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The Future of Flexible Working

The Future of Flexible Working

Monday 8th October 2018

The demand for flexible working is on the rise and it is increasingly clear that employers in the UK will need to respond to this challenge in order to attract...

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Return of the MAC: Brexit Myths Exposed and Recommendations on Future Shape of Immigration Regime

Return of the MAC: Brexit Myths Exposed …

Friday 21st September 2018

This week, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released their final report on EEA migration in the UK. The report was commissioned by the Home Secretary in 2017, and its purposes...

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Workplace Discrimination: Deeds Not Words

Workplace Discrimination: Deeds Not Word…

Monday 17th September 2018

As has been widely reported in the press this week, the Young Women’s Trust has released the results of their annual survey, which noted that, 100 years on from when...

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ACAS Launches New Guidance on References - Consistency is Key

ACAS Launches New Guidance on References…

Monday 10th September 2018

This month, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) launched new guidance on employee references, an area which employers are often apprehensive about. In a previous Insight post, we discussed...

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Breaking-point for the over-worked British?

Breaking-point for the over-worked Briti…

Friday 31st August 2018

The plight of the over-burdened “always on” British worker feverishly checking emails on their long commute home and struggling with incipient mental illness has recently been highlighted by certain international...

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Tackling an Age Old Problem

Tackling an Age Old Problem

Friday 17th August 2018

Insurance firm Aviva produced a report this week finding that in the UK, 6.4 million over-50s workers were planning to retire later than they expected compared to 10 years ago...

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Beyond Belief: Examining the Legal Protections for Philosophical Beliefs

Beyond Belief: Examining the Legal Prote…

Friday 10th August 2018

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination and harassment on the grounds of nine “protected characteristics”, one of which is religion or belief. While it is relatively straightforward to identify religions...

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Keeping it confidential – Use and abuse of NDAs in cases of sexual harassment

Keeping it confidential – Use and abuse …

Monday 30th July 2018

Employers have for many years used confidentiality clauses or non-disclosure agreements, commonly known as “NDAs”, in employment contracts and settlement agreements. The recent high-profile scandals of the President’s Club dinner...

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Absence Management of Disabled Employees: A Warning for Employers

Absence Management of Disabled Employees…

Friday 6th July 2018

In the case of DL Insurance Ltd v Mrs O’Connor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) concluded that a disabled employee who was disciplined for over 60 days’ absence over a...

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The Changing Landscape of Immigration and the Right to Work - Employers stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Changing Landscape of Immigration an…

Friday 29th June 2018

Immigration has remained one of the “hot topics” dominating the news in recent weeks. Theresa May came under considerable pressure earlier this month after media reports that 100 Indian doctors...

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How to deal with Employer References post GDPR

How to deal with Employer References pos…

Wednesday 20th June 2018

  Following the introduction of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, one of the changes that has often been overlooked by employers has been the impact on the provision...

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 Discrimination arising from disability: Connecting the dots to liability.

Discrimination arising from disability:…

Thursday 31st May 2018

The concept of “discrimination arising from disability” was introduced by Equality Act 2010. It replaced the former concept of “disability-related discrimination”, which had become very difficult for claimants to establish...

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Discrimination in the Workplace that dares to speak its name

Discrimination in the Workplace that dar…

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Despite the recent focus on gender and sexual harassment issues it is worth recalling that there other forms of discrimination in the workplace which merit attention. Recently the lesbian, gay...

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