Our specialist employment lawyers are the 'go to' solicitors Scotland for senior executives who have been dismissed or who need to negotiate the terms of their departure.

We are the 'go to' law firm in Scotland for senior executive advice. Our specialist employment lawyers, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, have acted for a very wide range of senior executives and office holders in both the private and public sector who have either been dismissed or who have been required to negotiate the terms of their departure. 

Although our employment law solicitors are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we are able to provide employment advice over the telephone or via a video call throughout the UK. 

How we can help you

We'll cut though the legal jargon and provide you with a clear understanding of what you're signing. If you'd like us to negotiate the terms of your departure then we will ensure that you get the best deal possible. 

All of our employment lawyers have a huge amount of experience of negotiating and advising on complex executive departures. In addition to our employment law expertise we're also able to advise on tax, pensions, financial planning and corporate law. 

We have more Law Society of Scotland accredited employment law specialists than any other team in Scotland. The team is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the best in Scotland.  

This is a highly sensitive area with significant financial and reputational implications. As such, swift, expert advice makes a real difference. We advise on matters such as: 

  • Compensation levels 

  • Tax efficient payment structures 

  • Share option schemes 

  • Shareholding issues 

  • Bonus payments and LTIPs 

  • Carry/co-invest schemes 

  • Restrictive covenants 

  • Internal and external departure statements and references 

  • Executive outplacement coaching 

  • Financial Conduct Authority regulatory issues 

  • Securing confidentiality 

  • Directors’ duties 

The team offer a wealth of experience and clearly enjoy working together to offer effective solutions.

Legal 500

They provide strong levels of customer service, quick turnaround on advice and they are practical and empathetic.

Chambers and Partners

An excellent firm with high levels of client focus.

Chambers and Partners

They are incredibly knowledgeable and strategic thinkers, and give common-sense advice.

Chambers and Partners

Exceptional service. Provided honest, truthful advice. Left me with total confidence in advice given.

Legal 500

Friendly approachable and good to have on your side.

Legal 500

Very committed to making even the most tortuous things as painless as possible.

Legal 500

Our approach to fees

Prior to starting work, we'll advise you of the likely level of our fee and then we'll keep you updated as the matter progresses.

Our goal is to obtain the most financially beneficial package to you.  We will though always keep the situation under review and will advise you if we consider that further negotiation is unlikely to be cost effective.

Where appropriate, we'll attempt to negotiate your settlement package so that our legal fees are covered by your employer. There's usually a limit to the level of fees an employer will contribute, but we'll work to maximise their contribution.

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