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Employment law

Our employment lawyers in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh expertly manage human resources legalities and workplace contractual matters.

With a unique geographical spread throughout north and north east Scotland, our employment lawyers in Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh have the experience to expertly manage human resources legalities and workplace contractual matters.

Partner Kirk Tudhope is the only Law Society accredited specialist in employment law based in the Highland and Islands area while John Lee is one of only three solicitor advocates in the country to be accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in both employment and discrimination law.

We provide tailored in-house training, seminars and skill building, and general advisory services.

Including draft and review of employment contracts, restrictive covenants, discrimination advice, disciplinary and capability hearings, redundancy, consultation, claims and business transfer matters. We also provide a telephone hotline for quick access to invaluable expertise.

What our clients and peers say

Our employment law work is commended by clients within research carried out by international legal directory Chambers and Partners:

Clients say: "They are a diverse team, offering a variety of skills and experience."

Others state: "They are professional, have a passion for what they do and the service they provide, and they have a particular strength in engagement and knowledge sharing."

Worldwide research publication Legal 500 also commends our employment work:

"Geographically focused on the Highland and Islands area, the ‘professional and friendly’ team at Ledingham Chalmers LLP is experienced in advising businesses - particularly SMEs - and public sector bodies on disciplinary investigations, as well as discrimination and TUPE matters while also having considerable clout in representing clients in employment tribunal cases. The team acts for a range of sectors, including manufacturing and construction, energy, food and drink, life sciences and the third sector. The ‘reliable and discreet’ Kirk Tudhope (who attracts praise for his ‘calm, client-focused approach’) acted alongside senior associate Veli-Matti Raikkonen for Sand Monitoring Services in an unfair dismissal claim. The team also acted for a local authority in judicial review proceedings in the Court of Session following the dismissal of an employee."

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