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UK Guide 2023
Scotland Employment
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Band 3

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Exceptional growing client base - in Scotland and internationally

  • Well established Scottish client base. We have acted for many of our Scottish based clients, such as Edrington and BPI, for 10 years or longer and some, such as the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS - Scotland's largest teachers union) for more than 20 years.
  • Stand out UK and international clients. Including John Lewis Partnership, TUI and KKR. 
  • We remain ambitious for growth and are delighted to have won new clients. Examples include HSBC, Scot JCB, Two Rivers Media Limited and Devro plc.
  • We are proud to have been re-appointed this year as the sole employment law provider in Scotland by Network Rail and the EIS. 
  • Our diverse and wide-ranging sector experience also sets us apart. For example, the food and drink industry is a key part of the Scottish economy and we act for such iconic brands as Nairns Oatcakes, the Glenlivet, the Macallan, Highland Park, the Famous Grouse and Brewgooder.

Our team is recognised by blue chip clients as a ‘go to’ practice that can provide high quality support in the UK and internationally. 

We are experts in a wide variety of the particularly challenging areas of employment including;

  • Financial Services,
  • discrimination claims,
  • balloting and industrial action,
  • national minimum wage, and
  • TUPE and outsourcing. 

Chambers Review

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Employment - Scotland
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Dentons offers comprehensive employment law advice to clients in the transport, finance, and food and drink sectors. The team has noticeable strength advising on senior exits and outsourcing work, with experience of Employment Tribunal advocacy. Dentons also handles matters related to TUPE and industrial action. The team is able to leverage the firm's national and global network of offices to assist with UK-wide and cross-border employment matters. It has further strength acting for unions and their members on pay issues and strike action.

Work Highlights

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  • Dentons advised Ascensos on its bid to provide COVID-19 call centre services. Of particular note were TUPE-related provisions in the service agreement.

Notable Practitioners

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Alison Weatherhead
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Band 3

Alison Weatherhead leads the people, reward and mobility team at Dentons. She acts for clients on employment aspects of commercial transactions as well as TUPE and outsourcing matters. Alison also advises on disciplinary processes and discrimination grievances with further experience of Employment Tribunal claims alleging unfair and wrongful dismissal.

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