Burness Paull

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Well-established firm offering comprehensive coverage of employment law issues with extensive expertise in TUPE, discrimination matters and holiday pay issues. Regularly acts for high-profile clients from the energy, media and sport sectors. Recognised for its ability to support employers throughout the UK as well as internationally. Also adept at handling trade union matters and industrial relations law.

Strengths One client reports: "They provide clear, pragmatic and very easy-to-understand advice."

"They are very forward-thinking and think outside of the box," adds another client.

Work highlights Represented STV in employment tribunal claims involving discrimination and whistle-blowing allegations.

Notable practitioners

David Morgan
regularly represents large employers in restructurings and senior executive exits, as well as employment tribunals, where he conducts his own advocacy. He also offers niche expertise in trade union and industrial relations matters.
"He is very good and experienced, and a well-known name in employment circles."

Jennifer Skeoch
has a practice that includes representing employers in tribunals and advising on strategic issues, including TUPE transfers, pay gap reporting and employee relations matters.
"She is a true business partner and always gives commercial advice."

Mandy Laurie
advises on senior executive exits and employment aspects of reorganisations. She has further strength acting on employment tribunal claims alleging unfair dismissals and whistle-blowing.
"She is a very responsive lawyer and provides excellent commercial advice."

Morag Hutchison
advises clients in the financial services and energy sectors on TUPE regulations and senior executive exits as well as representing them in employment litigation.
"She is great - very practical and easy to work with."

Ronald Mackay
has experience acting for both employers and senior executives on whistle-blowing claims and allegations of discrimination.
"He is good at resolving thorny legal problems."

Sean Saluja
focuses his practice on clients within the oil and gas industry, advising on the full gamut of employment matters from industrial relations and class actions to workforce integration.
"He is a very good employment practitioner." "He is pre-eminent in the Aberdeen market." "He is pragmatic and strategic."

Tricia Walker
focuses her practice on clients within the oil and gas sector, advising on a full range of employment law matters from transactions-related advice to senior executive exits.
"She is strategic, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with."