Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Employment Department

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The Employment Team is based in both Aberdeen and Inverness and supports employers throughout the North and North East of Scotland. It is headed by partner Kirk Tudhope who is the only Law Society accredited employment law specialist based in the Highlands.

Services include representing employers at Tribunals in particular resisting claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. The team also focuses on providing a hotline service by phone and email offering pragmatic advice to businesses on the many challenges arising from the workplace such as discipline, absences and grievances.

Also provide expert advice on the commercial transactions and sale of businesses including TUPE, drafting of contracts and policies and in employment related litigation such as enforcement of restrictive covenants and other post termination obligations.

Over and above serving clients the team are well known for their innovative training including a rolling series of in-house seminars and external events including for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.


MacKay, Sine

Raikkonen, Veli-Matti

Tudhope, Kirk


Bancon Construction Aberdeen

Baxters Moray

Green Team Christmas Trees Limited

Harbro Limited

Hawco and Sons Limited

Highland Fuels Limited

John Gordon and Sons Limited

Lifescan Inverness

Moray Leisure Limited

Orion Engineering (Services) Limited

SGL Carbon Fibers Limited



Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials


Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals


The team acts for a wide variety of businesses including those operating in the energy, construction, food, hospitality and agriculture sectors.

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