DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Thorntons Law LLP

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 4ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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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

One source reports: "It is an excellent, customer-focused firm with lawyers who genuinely care about their clients."

Another interviewee states: "They are very client-focused and good to work with."

Work highlights

Advised a veterinary practice on the application of TUPE concerning the sale of its business.

Notable practitioners

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.
"She is excellent at handling time-pressured and complicated matters."

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.
"She understands the needs of our business and gets to the root of the problem very quickly."

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Scotland

Employment


Debbie Fellows
Band 4
Noele McClelland
Band 3