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Employment - Scotland
4
Band 4
What the team is known for

Advises employers on a range of employment issues, with particular expertise representing groups in the education sector. The team has experience handling complex whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal claims. Also well practised in matters related to TUPE and redundancy processes.

Strengths

Sources say the team is comprised of "quick, responsive and high quality advisors."

According to an interviewee, "they provide a professional, commercial and tailored service."

Work highlights

Advised the University of Highlands & Islands on the introduction and management of a voluntary severance scheme.

Notable practitioners

Noele McClelland regularly advises housing associations and education sector clients on a range of matters, including senior executive exits and claims alleging discrimination, bullying, harassment and unfair dismissal. She also acts on TUPE matters.
"It's always an excellent experience. She provides clear, pragmatic advice coupled with a quick and thorough understanding of the objective." "She has a very practical approach and she's very knowledgeable about all employment matters."

Debbie Fellows is particularly active for clients in the education sector, advising on TUPE and international secondment issues as well as representing clients in discrimination and harassment cases. She has further experience handling gender pay gap reporting matters.

Chris Phillips has broad experience of acting on behalf of both individuals and organisations. He advises both on matters relating to the full life-cycle of the employment relationship, from contract negotiation through to exits and employment disputes.
"He's a very strong and knowledgeable employment lawyer."

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Noele McClelland
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Debbie Fellows
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Band 4