Employment Law

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of legal practice, we offer specialist advice both to employers and to employees. From our base in Ayr we are ideally located to support our clients throughout central and south west of Scotland, from Glasgow to Dumfries and Galloway.

Whether you run a business and want to ensure that you are complying with your legal obligations or you are an employee with a problem at work, we are there to help.

We cover the whole range of employment issues and offer expertise in representing clients at the Employment Tribunal.

We provide our clients with practical solutions to their employment problems, communicated in a straightforward way.

Services for Employers

We provide support at each stage of the employment relationship.

Our services include:

  • Advising on recruitment and interview processes
  • Preparing and amending contracts of employment and staff handbooks
  • Training managers on HR issues
  • Carrying out workplace investigations
  • Providing HR support on site
  • Mediating workplace disputes
  • Advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Advising on redundancy and restructuring processes
  • Preparing settlement agreements
  • Providing Employment Tribunal representation

We will provide a clear estimate of the costs involved for each piece of work.

Services for Employees

We regularly advise our clients on issues relating to their contract of employment. We advise on disciplinary and grievance procedures. We negotiate termination packages for our clients. We advise on settlement agreements.

We provide representation at the Employment Tribunal on all aspects of employment and discrimination law. Our approach is practical and focused on the outcome you want to achieve.

We will provide realistic advice on your prospects of success and clarity about the costs involved in the process. This will include exploring whether you have legal expenses insurance cover through a home insurance policy, or whether you qualify for representation through the Scottish Legal Aid Board Advice and Assistance scheme.

Other Services

We provide advice on the employment rights of apprentices, agency workers and workers engaged on a self-employed basis. We can prepare contracts for each of these legal relationships.

We are members of the United Employment Lawyers network.