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Brodies LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Eminent firm offering expert employment advice to a wide range of clients from the finance, education and energy sectors. Provides impressive experience on TUPE issues, restructurings and discrimination matters. Continues to assist clients with mediations as well as advising on data protection issues. Adept at assisting with investigations into bullying and harassment allegations, as well as employment tribunals. Also provides advice on IR35 and unfair dismissal claims.

Strengths

Sources remark: "They've been at the top for a long time now - they have an excellent team."

An interviewee commends the team, stating: "Without exception all the team members at Brodies are exceptionally professional. They provide support always and nothing is ever too much trouble."

Work highlights

Advised Computershare Investor Services on a major restructure of the Computershare Loan Services division. This matter has included advice on union relations and defending a protective award claims brought by UNITE.

Notable practitioners

Joan Cradden is widely respected for her handling of sexual harassment investigations and claims concerning allegations of sex, age and disability discrimination. She also advises on complex restructuring and redundancy matters.
"Joan Cradden is a highly skilled technical expert and a go to person for really complex items.""She's delightful to work with and gives very practical, client oriented advice."

Lynne Marr offers particular strength representing clients in harassment and discrimination tribunals. She also advises on equality issues such as pay gap reporting.
"She brings a wealth of experience as an employment lawyer, she can cut through complex issues with very clear and concise advice.""Lynne is beautifully pragmatic, she has taken time to really get to know our company. I get reasoned, thoughtful recommendations aligned to our risk appetites."

Tony Hadden 's expertise covers a broad range of employment issues, including disciplinary tribunals, senior exits and employee transfer matters.
"Tony gives very straightforward, no-nonsense advice and always makes time for our team. He is a great facilitator and presents complex information in a congenial manner.""Tony has impressed everyone he has engaged with due to his depth of knowledge and pragmatic approach to problem solving."

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Overview

Our employment practice is one of the largest in Scotland. We support clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally, providing a range of expertise from litigation, business change and consulting, to operational HR support, independent investigations, contracts and policy development, training, and employee relations.

Our in-house and industry experience give us the client focus and insider knowledge to ensure that the service we deliver is always fit for purpose. We routinely appear in the courts and tribunal across the UK and conduct our own advocacy wherever possible. 

We have experience of acting for multi-national global organisations as well as smaller local businesses. We also regularly help senior executives with their own employment law issues whether negotiating contracts, or termination issues including negotiating settlement agreements.



Employment

Brodies LLP

firm
Location

Capital Square, 58 M

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 8BP

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Employment


Joan Cradden
Band 1
Tony Hadden
Band 1